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Working on a Remodeling Project?

5 Smart Home Upgrades Your Clients Will Love

Working on a Remodeling Project?

If you’re an architect, designer, or builder, you are always looking for features that will distinguish your projects from the rest and delight your clients.  If a client came to you with a home remodel, they are looking to bring their property up to date with more current design and style. 

Nothing updates a home more than installing current smart home technology. In a recent survey by Houzz, 28% of renovating homeowners put smart home features at the top of their wish lists. Encore Audio Video is a leading smart home integration company in the Portland area, and we’re proud to be a Control4 Certified dealer.  Why? Because we feel that Control4 is the premier home automation company in the industry, continuously working to redefine what it means for a home to be “smart.” 

A renovation project offers the perfect opportunity for you to include the latest smart home features your clients will love.  Here are five ideas to consider.

Vinyl

The Last Bastion of Pure Analog Audio Bliss

Vinyl

To the traditional purist audiophile, digital technology is a Johnny-come-lately to the world of audio. Many of these audiophiles have resisted the onslaught of digital audio, preferring the unfiltered directness and the warmth of pure analog audio, with no digital circuits and processing in the mix. 

For these enthusiasts, A/V receivers are fine for movies, but they simply won’t do for pure stereo listening.  These audiophiles prefer separate components, to optimize every part of the signal path. For turntables, they employ high end phono preamps and cartridges to extract that last ounce of sound from every note. They will use separate preamplifiers and amplifiers with nary a digital connector in sight.  They will employ speakers that require ample amounts of wattage to drive, so that budget electronics simply won’t suffice.  And they will spend almost as much money on high-quality cables to connect it all up. 

Enhance Interior Design with Smart Lighting Systems

Showcase The Best Features with Smart Lighting Control

Enhance Interior Design with Smart Lighting Systems

As a designer, you understand how to draw attention to specific features in a room, be it a signature piece of art or furniture, or a focal point like a fireplace. You use furnishings, accessories, wall and floor finishes, and many other design elements to achieve the effect your client wants.

You also know how to use light, enhancing and controlling natural light via windows treatments and designing lighting plans to ensure a room has the right illumination for multiple uses.

Along these lines, we’d like to discuss some interesting features of smart lighting design that can help you bring out the best of your projects for your Portland-area clients.

Outdoor Entertainment Lets You Bring your Music and Movies Outside

Make your Outdoor Space an Entertainment Oasis This Summer

Outdoor Entertainment Lets You Bring your Music and Movies Outside

April in the Pacific Northwest starts clearing the clouds, bringing sunshine and warmer weather.

With thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors, is your outside living space offering you the same entertainment options you have inside? 

Let’s explore some audio and video upgrades you might want to consider to spice up your outside entertainment this summer in your Lake Oswego OR home.