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Smart Home Technology is Taking the Real Estate Market by Storm

Smart Home Technology is Taking the Real Estate Market by Storm

By now, you’ve probably heard about – if not seen for yourself – Amazon’s Alexa commercial at this year’s Super Bowl. You might even belong to the 25 percent of people who own some kind of smart home product (like Alexa). 

What you might not have heard is that smart home technology is taking the real estate industry by storm. In fact, AI and other smart home technology can actually increase the resale value of most West Michigan homes – an important factor to consider now that more and more Millennials are buying homes and interested in smart, connected devices. 

TAGS: connected home | home automation | Real Estate | smart home

Weaving an Integrated Lifestyle

Window shade color, weave and design choices are anything but beige!

Weaving an Integrated Lifestyle

We’ve been touting the benefits of automated window shades for many-a-year. They’re an elegant choice in window treatment and offer a variety of unique shading solutions for every room, ceiling and door in your home. They save energy. They filter glaring sunlight, adding comfort while protecting your furniture from fading. They can be programmed to simulate that your home is occupied, acting as a deterrent for would-be burglars. And the list goes on. But, as extensive as their features and attributes, are their exquisite array of color and fabric choices.

TAGS: automated shades | Lutron shades Kalamazoo | Motorized window shades | QMotion | shade control | window treatments

The Soundbar. A Great Audio and Design Solution

The Soundbar. A Great Audio and Design Solution

As the choices in mounting options for TVs grows, so do the challenges in speaker placement. Today’s thin, lightweight displays can be mounted virtually anywhere; above the mantle, above an entertainment console, or on an open wall. So, where do you place the speakers? While in-walls offer an elegant solution, installing them is not always an option. Enter the soundbar and its versatile installation and feature options. 

TAGS: Dolby Atmos | DTS:X | hi-res audio | sound system | Soundbar | surround sound | TV speakers

Smart Home, Healthy Home

Today’s Inventive Integration of home automation and healthcare is life-changing

Smart Home, Healthy Home

We’re just beginning to realize the enormous potential of home automation. For years, we’ve recognized the elegance, comfort, convenience, and safety aspects of a fully integrated home, but we’re learning that those attributes are just the tip of the iceberg. Smart homes of today can aid the disabled, monitor the ill and enable our West Michigan residents the opportunity to stay in their homes longer. 

TAGS: Aging in place | home automation | home healthcare | voice control