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5 Overlooked Smart Home Technologies That Enhance Everyday Life

Check out these devices to find new ways to relax in comfort at home

5 Overlooked Smart Home Technologies That Enhance Everyday Life

Smart home automation can take many forms and include many different devices. Common applications for home automation include home theaters, home audio systems and lighting control. But there’s so much more to home automation, including devices and systems you likely haven’t yet considered. At Control Designer, we want to make your experience at home as pleasant as possible, so we’ve put together this list of home automation systems that you may have overlooked but would make a great fit for your Steamboat Springs home.

TAGS: home intercom | motorized shades | Smart home automation | smart security

How Landscape Lighting Makes Your Yard More Beautiful and Fun

Use automation to get the most from your outdoor spaces and have more fun during the holidays

How Landscape Lighting Makes Your Yard More Beautiful and Fun

When you’re designing your home’s outdoor space, it can be easy to underestimate the importance of quality lighting. But landscape lighting is a crucial element of both the design and function of your home.

When you have total control over your lighting system, it plays a big role in home security and helps set the mood during the holidays or outdoor activities. Control Designer is an expert in automating the outdoor lighting of your Steamboat Springs, CO residence, and we’ll show you why landscape lighting is important and how to create an easy-to-use solution for your home.

TAGS: home automation | landscape lighting | lighting control | Outdoor lights

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