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Articles in Category: Lighting Controls, Michigan

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Company is Coming to Town!

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner! Soon our homes will be filled with festive decorations, familiar, mouthwatering scents wafting from the kitchen and guests to entertain! Whether you’ve been thinking about sprucing your home up before your guests descend or simply want to make some comfortable home improvements that will add to your holiday merriment, here are some things you may wish to consider.

TAGS: holiday entertaining | home automation | lighting control | motorized window shades | smarthome

Seek Professional Help!

From a Certified Motorized Shade +/or Lighting Specialist, that is!

Seek Professional Help!

Don’t do it!  It’s a beautiful afternoon and you find yourself in your favorite home improvement store.  You stroll down the electrical aisle in search of a replacement wall plate and, BAM, there it is, DIY lighting control.  Oh, imagine…”Honey, did you turn off the basement lights? No? Ok [picks up remote], I got it.”  Bliss. Sigh. You round the corner and on the end-cap display, spotlighted as if the clouds have parted and sopranos are welcoming a new dawn….motorized window shades!  Elegant, simple…blackouts for the Master and Home Theater…lighter weave for the family room to protect the furniture and ease glare…sounds perfect but….beware!

TAGS: Automated lighting control | Home Lighting Control | Motorized Shades | motorized window treatments | smart lighting control

What’s My Line?

What’s My Line?

At AD+E, we are often asked, “What is it, exactly, that you do”? In some professions, that’s a simple, straightforward answer. For us, it’s not so easy. Remember the iconic mid-century “What’s My Line”?  How many clues would it take to uncover the role of an integrator?  It might be easier to say what we’re not.

TAGS: Gaming | home entertainment | Home Theater | Hybrid space | Media Room | multiple screen | Multiscreen | picture-in-picture | videowall

Your Automated Vacation Home. A Luxury Get-Away & Source of Income

Your Automated Vacation Home. A Luxury Get-Away & Source of Income

Your vacation home should be just that, a vacation.  It’s a restful sanctuary free from headaches, unnecessary chores and stress.  This is where an automated home can shine, literally.

TAGS: beach house | hunting lodge | lakefront home | luxury rental | Vacation condo | vacation home