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You May Be Surprised by How Technologically Savvy These Window Treatments Are
We’ve often discussed the benefits of motorized shades for Texas homes. From saving you money on energy costs and helping you reduce your carbon footprint to complementing your interior design scheme perfectly, motorized shades bring a wide variety of technological solutions to your River Oaks, TX home.
But what about the lesser-known technological solutions that motorized shades can bring to homes like yours? Crime deterrence, scene programming, and creative placement solutions are all possible with these motorized showcases of designer fabrics and styles.
Keep reading to learn three things you probably didn’t know that motorized window treatments can do.
3 Reasons Why We Enjoy Installing Savant Systems in our Houston Clients’ Homes
Potential homebuyers are knowledgeable about more than ever these days, and a Savant home automation system can help new homes stand out in a crowded market. Houston, TX homes with Savant systems are never dull and draw in potential buyers with luxury technology solutions that go above and beyond what’s possible with a DIY smart home.
In this blog, we’ll discuss three reasons why incorporating a Savant home automation system in your new home builds and current projects will improve your clients’ satisfaction.
Consider These Trends Before Your Next AV Upgrade
As we entered the new decade in 2020, many of us may have asked ourselves how we could improve our lives with new year’s resolutions. Beyond the typical resolutions to upgrade oneself, have you also considered upgrading your home in The Woodlands, TX?
An audio video installation can not only bring your home into the new decade in style, but it can bring comfort and convenience to the way your entire family lives. From enjoying music as a family – or separately – to enjoying a soothing oasis after a long day, an AV upgrade will help.
Keep reading for three ideas to consider for your next AV upgrade, so your home’s entertainment can catch up with you in the new decade.
Making Homes Truly Connected in The Woodlands, TX Is Our Specialty
Homeowners today have a variety of smart devices and systems within their homes – multi-room music to HVAC to lighting to motorized shading and more – and architects and builders are often asked to incorporate these devices into an easy to use system for their clients.
By working with a total home automation specialist, you can provide your clients with what they want in one comprehensive technology package designed and installed by a reputable design-build technology integrator.
Keep reading to learn four ways tying your clients’ systems and devices together can give them a truly connected home in The Woodlands, TX.
From the Super Bowl Party to Movie Night, Your River Oaks Home Entertainment Will Shine
Before you know it, Super Bowl LIV will be here along with some excellent game day parties! Why not bring the party to your home theater by considering a few essentials for your home theater system or media room? Your friends and family will enjoy high-performance audio and video in your home entertainment spaces.
Whether you’d like a crisper and brighter picture or more immersive audio, Refined Systems can bring your River Oaks, TX home into the new decade with an AV upgrade. Keep reading to learn three key considerations for your home.
There’s No Need to Avoid Tech When Smart Solutions Blend Seamlessly
Smart technology has become a buzzword in the building community, with many of our clients seeking these new and innovative technologies for their new-build homes or upgrade projects. Long gone are the days of clunky technology that interferes with interior design schemes.
Interior design considerations included in every home – lighting, shading, HVAC – can all be improved by adding smart technologies. Presently, there are many smart home design solutions that you can help your clients incorporate into their Memorial, TX properties.
Keep reading to learn how you can help your clients introduce smart interior design elements into their modern and sleek homes.
Inspiration for Your Next Houston, TX Technology Upgrade
If you’re unable to dedicate an entire space of your Houston, TX home to a home theater, then a media room is your answer to multi-purpose entertainment for the whole family. Media rooms fulfill several needs, from entertainment to spending time with the family.
The entire family can enjoy the space, or you can turn it into a man-cave or she-cave space for yourself if you’d like! Keep reading to learn three innovative media room design additions to consider for your next technology project and bring your home into the future.
An Integrator Is Key to a Smoother Build & High-End Clients
Devices have taken the world by storm, and homeowners across the globe have hopped aboard this smart home trend. If trend predictions are met in 2021, every American will own more than ten smart devices. With that many smart devices in a home - wired and wireless audio/video or home automation solutions - there are particular building and design solutions that need to be considered, and it goes further than simply including a wireless network to support the devices.
When builders partner with custom electronics specialists like Refined Systems, they are facilitating a partnership that also includes homeowners. A recent Houzz survey shows remodeling spending is healthy, with popular smart home additions including home security, outdoor lighting and audio/video entertainment. A smart home installer can help builders extend their access to higher-end clientele in The Woodlands, TX, that are looking to spend money not only on new-builds but remodels, too.
Keep reading our blog to learn three reasons you can benefit from partnerships with custom electronics professionals.
Have Your Texas Home Running Without A Hitch
If you’ve walked into a big-box retailer lately, you likely noticed aisles dedicated to smart home devices. From video doorbells to DIY security cameras to Wi-Fi light bulbs, several smart home tools are on the market and are easy to purchase and install. Unfortunately, each of these devices works separately from one another; this results in juggling several different smart apps on your smart device in order to control your smart home.
With the help of a smart home designer, you can incorporate smart devices into your River Oaks, TX, home so they work well together, within a comprehensively designed smart automation system that operates smoothly without juggling a mishmash of different apps.
Keep reading this blog to learn a few different smart home solutions you can incorporate into your home with the help of a smart home designer and how our systems outrank DIY setups.
Your Greater Houston-Area Clients Will Love You for It
Smart home devices have made their way into just about everyone’s home, and we’re sure yours is no different. As you’ve worked with your clients in Memorial, TX and the Greater Houston area, you’ve more than likely had requests to design various technology-rich spaces like home theaters and outdoor areas. From whole-home audio video solutions to lighting control systems, Texas clients want their big ideas brought to life in their homes.
Working with a reputable smart home design-build team like Refined Solutions can make your job easier because your clients’ homes are in good hands. We have years of experience working alongside interior designers and architects, are active members in several industry associations and have a turnkey approach to smart home projects.
Keep reading this blog to learn a few solutions you can provide your clients by working with a quality integrator when creating a smart home in Memorial, TX.
Refined Systems Is Your Trusted Audio/Video Provider
Many homeowners have begun incorporating a variety of audio/video solutions and smart home devices in their Texas homes. With the ingestion of so many devices, a home can become cluttered and disorganized; if a homeowner isn’t careful, some of these integrated solutions can interfere with one another or not work as they were originally designed.
Avoid this dreadful scenario in your own Houston-area home by working with a reputable and trusted audio/video provider from the beginning of any technology project, especially audio distribution projects.
In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the ways Refined Systems can assist you in your next project. Keep reading for more.
The Environmentally Friendly Solution for New Builds or Remodels in The Woodlands
There’s no reason to be green with envy when looking at the technology solutions in your competitors’ model homes. You, too, can work with custom integration specialists to ensure you’ve got the latest energy-efficient and environmentally conscious smart home solutions in your models and clients’ homes.
A 2017 Harris Poll surveyed homeowners, and 91% cited reducing their energy consumption was important to them. Believe it or not, 21% of those homeowners also had no idea that they could reduce their energy waste by installing smart home solutions like smart lighting control in their homes.
That’s the perfect combination for any architect or builder – a motivated homeowner looking to reduce energy costs and a blank slate for a home. Even if you’re working on a remodel, your clients in The Woodlands, TX will be able to incorporate green home technology into their technologically savvy smart homes.
Keep reading to learn how you can help your clients become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Next-Generation Technology Improves the Speed and Performance of Your Devices
Your home wireless network connects all of your devices into a cohesive web of communication. The stronger and faster the network, the better your devices communicate. You can boost the performance of your River Oaks, TX smart home and all of its devices with next-generation Wi-Fi 6 technology.
What exactly is Wi-Fi 6? To make the next-generation 802.11ax standard easier to remember and understand, the Wi-Fi Alliance decided to rename it to Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 6 succeeds 802.11ac, now known as Wi-Fi 5, the most commonly used standard used in wireless networks.
So how can Wi-Fi 6 help your home wireless network? Keep reading to find out.
Craft Elegant, Comfortable and Safe Outdoor Living Spaces for Your Clients
Investing in a custom home takes a lot of a lot of time, money and trust. Since there are so many moving parts in the construction and design stage, it's no surprise outdoor lighting becomes an afterthought. That's a big problem since landscape lighting plays such a vital role in the home's curb appeal and livability.
The earlier that landscape lighting becomes a part of the process, the better you can integrate it into your Memorial, TX projects. Streamline the installation process with a technology partner like Refined Systems who can coordinate with all needed subcontractors. We'll craft a custom solution that blends seamlessly with your design vision while fully meeting all of your high-end clients’ performance expectations.