Why Installing Structured Cabling Future-Proofs Your New Home

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A Wireless World Still Needs Some Wires

In a world with rapid technological advancement, we continue to see more new devices going wireless. Even charging our mobile phones is going wireless! Many smart home devices can communicate wirelessly, although they still require power to operate.

That brings us to a point – even wireless devices need some wires. And in the home, many things still need cabling and wiring infrastructure. If you are looking to embark on a major remodel of an existing home or planning a new one in Richmond, VA, it would be wise to consider a structured cabling installation to ensure your home is ready for any technology. Keep reading to see why.

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Increase Comfort, Efficiency & Style with Hunter Douglas Shades

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Upgrade Your Clients’ Interiors with Stylish Motorized Window Treatments

As an interior designer, you’re typically sought after by clients for your sense of style and attention to detail in your work. Whether it's how you use color, materials, or specialize in a particular look, you have something different that you bring to the table.

Along that line, we’d like to suggest something that will bring that extra “wow” factor to your projects in Richmond, Virginia: powered Hunter Douglas shades and blinds. As a designer, you already know the Hunter Douglas brand, known for decades for quality window treatments. But you might not have thought about all the extra benefits that accrue from motorizing them. Keep reading to see how motorized blinds and shades add another fillip to your design repertoire.

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How to Design Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

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Make the Most of the Outdoors with These Smart Upgrades

We’ve all spent a lot of time at home lately, and chances are that will continue for a bit. Regardless of the times, spending time outside brings positive vibes for both physical and mental wellbeing. And with Virginia’s lovely fall weather almost here, isn’t it time to think about your ideal outdoor living design for your Richmond home?

Keep reading for entertainment and environmental upgrades to make your outdoor spaces so much fun you might not want to come back inside – well, only if it’s snowing.

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The Top 4 Benefits of a Lighting Control System

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Lighting Control Marries Form and Function Beautifully

You might already know about lighting control, given the profusion of smart home control devices in the market. While smart lights might be inexpensive, a lighting control system sounds like a more extensive proposition.

Yes, a lighting control system for your Richmond, VA home is more than a collection of smart lights you can control from a smartphone app – although that convenience is indeed valuable. As we noted when discussing home automation last month, the real benefits accrue when you exercise smart features and control to do more than just conveniently turn lights on and off. Keep reading to learn about why lighting control is actually an astute investment. 

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How a Control4 System Orchestrates Your Smart Home

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Control4 Makes It All Work Together, Beautifully

What is home automation? Is it a way to dim your lights with a smartphone app? Is it a way to change the temperature on a smart thermostat by saying, "Alexa, raise house by 2 degrees?" It is, in part, these things. Giving you more control options over typical home systems is a good thing.

But the real power of home automation isn’t just about not having to get up from the couch to flip a light switch. The real benefits come when you make all your smart devices work together: lights, AV, climate control, security systems, and more. That’s what a Control4 system is all about – turning your Richmond, VA residence into a truly smart home.

Keep reading to see how Control4 makes your smart home greater than the sum of the parts.

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