TAGS: Grand Rapids | home Automation | Kalamazoo | Mirror TV | Seura Mirror | Smart Bathroom | Smart Home | Smart Mirror
Think about a smart home. What comes to mind? A sleek TV that blends in to your living room decor, seamlessly hidden control panels, outlets and speakers throughout your living spaces - maybe a security monitoring system or two by exterior doors. But you probably didn’t think about a smart bathroom.
TAGS: entertaining | Grand Rapids | guests | Holland | home automation Kalamazoo | home technology | MI | service plan | smart home
From glorious sun-drenched summers around the lake to the warmth of a crackling fire at the holidays, West Michigan creates the perfect backdrop for entertaining friends and family. While you may have strung some charming lights across the patio and stocked your kitchen with family favorites, have you considered refreshing some of the technologies that would add to your guests’ comfort and enjoyment? Now may be a great opportunity to consider those upgrades you’ve been dreaming about.
TAGS: interior design | Room Design
When you consider your setup at home, there’s a good chance you’ve designed a room or two around the technology in it. We’re willing to bet that everything in your living room, for instance, is centered around your television or entertainment center. But is your technology integrated into the design, or are you living with clunky pieces, mismatched finishes or a mess of wires?
TAGS: Board Room | Change Orders | collaborative space | commercial space | Conference Room | huddle room design | interior design | Room Design
You had the perfect system designed. The projector will elegantly drop from the ceiling on a scissor-lift, positioned exactly to occupy the space of an acoustic ceiling tile. Once installed, it will display engaging content at the optimal scale to meet the viewing requirements of the room’s occupants. The equipment has been ordered and the trades are all scheduled. There’s just one problem; a request has been made to change the light fixture and consequently, its location, placing it directly in front of the projector. Although it may seem like a simple change, repositioning the projector may require a specialized projector lens be added or a custom scissor-lift be created, along with having the electrical drop relocated and moving any other affected ceiling features. Audio visual systems are an integral part of room design and changes to the room’s ceiling, flooring, walls or furnishings may cause a ripple effect resulting in costly change orders.