How to Optimize Your Enjoyment of Your Home’s Technology Systems
TAGS: Grand Rapids | Home Automation | Home Network | Home Technology | Kalamazoo | Maintenance Plan | Smart Home | West Michigan | WiFi
We’ve recently talked about getting together to assess your home’s technology systems (It’s time for a “Tech-Up!”). It’s always a good idea to make sure you’re abreast of the latest technologies available and how to implement new devices now or in the near future. The other key to satisfaction with your technology systems is ensuring their technical health. Simple things, such as cleaning components in the equipment rack, go a long way in preventing equipment from overheating. And then there’s the not-so-fun stuff like changing the batteries in the smoke detectors of your 10’ ceilings. Part 2 of our annual “Tech-Up” addresses the advantages in having a preventative maintenance plan that would include a visit from one of our technicians.
TAGS: Home Automation | Home Network | home technology Kalamazoo | Smart Home
The transition to fall brings many changes. The Lions taking the field, the changing of our stunning Michigan leaves, the onslaught of pumpkin-flavored everythings and the slew of marketing messages stuffed into your bills suggesting it’s time to review your policies! Just like your homeowner’s policy, auto coverage and health insurance are affected by the change in seasons and life stages, your home’s technology systems may benefit from an annual assessment too.
It’s time for the glow up.
TAGS: interior design | luxury | smart home technology
There is nothing more unappealing than walking into your home and being confronted by a menagerie of wall plates, switches and interfaces – all misaligned and of varying colors, shapes and sizes. This “wall acne” is the bane of any designer’s existence, but new innovations in home automation technology have brought sleek, stylish and sophisticated back to your walls.
Technology Meets Interior Design
TAGS: interior design | luxury | pre-wiring
It’s quite the conundrum. Many of us are fixated on home renovation shows. We’re becoming obsessed with shiplap and subway tile, enthralled with the design trends of today. We’re into open floor plans and oversized clocks. We want large dining rooms and dreamy outdoor spaces for entertaining, but when we’re ready to settle in on the comfy couch for our favorite weekly drama, or curl up with the family to stream a movie, we’d like to see a TV! Have you noticed what’s missing in some of the “fixer upper” shows? Technology! Why IS that? Granted, some embrace technology-free zones with no disruptive television, gaming consoles or mobile devices in designated homework or family dinner spaces. That’s great, but many technologies actually keep us safe, comfortable, informed and entertained. Window coverings, LEDs, control devices and lighting design are elegant and convenient. So, why is technology so often overlooked in design?