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Essential Smart-Home Upgrades For When You Remodel

Construction projects are an ideal time to make your home smarter with new technology.

Essential Smart-Home Upgrades For When You Remodel

Making further changes to your home when you’re already in the middle of a remodeling project may seem like a crazy idea, but renovations are actually a fantastic time to upgrade your home technology. You’re likely already redoing the walls and making other changes, which makes it easier to get at the wiring in your home and install any other necessary components. If you’re a homeowner in Steamboat Springs, CO, and looking to improve your smart home control, let Control Designer help you with all of your technology needs. Here are some upgrades to consider if you’re in the middle of a remodeling project or are about to start one.

TAGS: home automation | home security | Renovations | whole home audio-video

Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes in Your Home Audio Video Setup

A Professional Integrator Ensures these Mistakes Don’t Happen

Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes in Your Home Audio Video Setup

So you’re ready to upgrade your home’s audio/video system; what now? Many homeowners are eager to shop for equipment and incorporate the latest technology into their home. But jumping straight to purchasing speakers or a receiver without being informed about how it interacts with different room layouts and with other equipment isn’t such a smart move.

With our professional experience in the industry, we’re aware of what can go wrong in a home audio video setup and how to prevent those mistakes from happening in the first place. When approaching your Colorado home’s AV installation, working with a seasoned, professional integrator is a strategic move that will save you time and stress while ensuring that your setup is completed correctly the first time — not after several attempts and headaches along the way.

In this blog, we will look at three common mistakes homeowners make in their AV setup, and how you can avoid them.

TAGS: Control system | Hidden speakers | Smart technology

Home Theater vs. Media Room: What You Need to Know

Find Out Similarities and Differences Between Home Cinemas and Media Rooms

Home Theater vs. Media Room: What You Need to Know

Have you ever wanted to watch your favorite films in movie-theater quality, right in the comfort of your own home?

If so, you might already be familiar with the concept of a home cinema.

From anywhere in your house, our local team of home cinema design experts can help you build a space that delivers a best-in-class viewing and listening experience.

Two of the most common viewing environments our clients opt for are media rooms and dedicated home theaters.

In this post, we explore the differences and similarities between the two – and reveal what the best option for your family in the Steamboat Springs area is.

TAGS: Home Theater Design | Home Theater Installation | Media Room Design

Low Voltage Wiring – The Backbone of a Smart Home

Don’t Forget Low Voltage Needs in the Design Process

Low Voltage Wiring – The Backbone of a Smart Home

In the process of designing a new project, low voltage wiring planning often gets overlooked.

Often the problem is that low voltage requirements get lost in working through design issues with homeowners and builders. Often the thought is that it’s something that can be fixed later – but that may lead to unexpected compromises.

Today’s smart homes have many devices that will need to be enabled through low voltage wiring. Let’s explore the advantages of bringing in a local Steamboat Springs home systems expert – like us – early in your design process, to avoid problems later. 

TAGS: Design-Build | Low Voltage Wiring | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Design