Thinking about Lighting Control? Don’t Forget the Outdoors
If you’re installing a smart home system like Control4, you’ll likely plan to integrate your home’s TVs, speakers, lighting, and smart thermostats. But what about your outdoor spaces?
We work with homeowners in the Portland, OR area, and we see the most satisfaction when people include outdoor lighting in their smart systems. You may be thinking, “Can’t I just turn my outdoor lights on and off as I always have?” But here’s why automated landscape lighting is just as essential as indoor lighting control.
Reduce your carbon footprint while keeping your home perfectly lit and comfortable
Lighting is one of your most-used home utilities. When flipping switches on and off all day is a habit, it’s easy to get careless with how often you’re using unnecessary lighting. How many days have you come home from work, only to find the bedroom light still on? How many times have you left the kitchen light on while sitting in the living room watching TV? How many times have you used a bright table lamp for reading when a much dimmer setting would have sufficed?
All these little things add up to significant energy waste — and that’s reflected in your monthly power bill. A smart lighting control system can help you curb unnecessary lighting use and make your Lake Oswego, OR, home more energy-efficient. Learn how below!
Make your home theater appear and disappear with the touch of a button
For many, a home theater is a desirable addition to a home. Having a high-quality display and a top-notch audio and video system for watching movies and shows is a dream. Nowadays, designing and installing a home theater is a project more and more homeowners are taking on. You don’t even need to build a separate theater room — you can transform any room in your Lake Oswego home into a multi-purpose media room by pressing a button.
Here are hidden technologies you should know about before building your Oregon home theater — technologies that you can tuck away when you’re not using them but easily access when you want to bring your theater to life.
Make your space the ultimate hangout spot with these technologies
Your media room is one of the most important and busiest rooms in your home. It’s where you watch movies or binge your favorite TV show with friends and family, cheer on your favorite team during the big game, and where everyone congregates during gatherings at your home. With your media room serving all these purposes, it’s important that the space is designed for maximum comfort and enjoyment.
Your media room design includes things like your TV and speakers, of course, but there’s more to creating an inviting environment than that. Here are three smart systems you can install in your Portland, OR home to make your media room the ultimate hang-out space.