It seems like everywhere you turn, people are talking about smart stuff. Your smartwatch is talking to your smartphone, and both may be communicating with your smart home. If this sounds like a lot of digital gibberish, the good news is a lot of the connected devices inside the home can send commands on your […]Get the Guide
It’s only fitting for the room with the most drama to have the most dramatic lighting. If you want your media room to be a true home theater, expert lighting design is key to creating atmosphere, illuminating the way, and enhancing the overall movie experience. A home theater presentation involves choreographed technology, in which lighting […]Get the Guide
If you’re like many homeowners, you’re thinking about taking to the great outdoors—without even leaving your property. Outdoor kitchens, music systems, and fire pits are hot trends in backyard living, but another element to outdoor life that you can enjoy all year round is lighting. While landscape lighting has been around for years, the same […]Get the Guide
If you think residential lighting control is only for the rich and famous, it’s time to refresh your view. “Simple, affordable, reliable” is how David Weinstein, vice president of residential sales at Lutron, characterizes the changes in the U.S. lighting control market over the past five years. What was once a custom product category catering to the top one percent of the population has widened to a broad spectrum of wired and wireless offerings ranging from do-it-yourself lighting kits to professionally installed solutions.Get the Guide
Face it, not everyone is cut out for a do-it-yourself project. A professionally installed home automation system—from a service provider or a custom integrator—saves time, brings peace of mind, and provides the kind of reliability that comes from a professional with training and experience. Higher-end installed systems enable a more sophisticated level of customization, including the ability to work with a broader field of products and systems. Most importantly, if something goes wrong, there’s someone to call who knows your system inside and out. For customers who want broader, more customize control options than a DIY smart home system can offer, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best higher-end professionally installed systems on the market.Get the Guide
A 25-foot screen steals the show in this extreme backyard space.Get the Guide
Homeowners make the most out of a short season by stacking their yard with an outdoor theater and all the fixings.Get the Guide
Bronze-award winning Home Theater in the $150K+ category.
Behind the rustic looks is a state-of-the-art screening room for a Hollywood producer.
3D projection TV and cool lighting effects make this theater pop.Get the Guide
You need a diffuse plan for a space just 11 feet wide by 17 feet deep and 7 feet high. These homeowners tapped into unused space in the basement, and now they’re enjoying a big-screen, big-sound cinema experience without leaving the comforts of home.Get the Guide