Remember when the dimmer switch came out for household lights? Right, that was too long ago to be satisfied with it in this day and age. With the impetus of the home automation movement we’re about to leave the standard light switch in the dust. Here are a few examples of how you can improve your home with some creative lighting:
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There’s nothing quite like being outside, especially when you are a step from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re lunching on your patio, reclining in the grass to count shooting stars, or splashing around in the pool with friends, the shared sentiment is generally “it can’t get better than this.”
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Whether you live alone or are responsible for a family of your own, home security is likely one of your top concerns. Similarly, if you’re living on a budget, which almost everyone is, to a certain extent, then energy management is probably a close second.
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If you want a cost and energy efficient home, automated to fit your every desire, then one of the first things that you’ll need is a set of motorized curtains to shade and protect each and every room.
QMotion Advanced Shading Systems is one of the best companies out there to provide you with custom blinds, innovative curtain designs, and motorized window treatments. Here’s why:
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Alright, let’s settle this once and for all. Everyone is talking about 4K TVs and jetpacks like they are the future, but they’re both here in the present. Unlike jetpacks, though, 4K TVs are already available and well-worth bringing home to your living room. Not convinced? Let’s squash the three major misconceptions about 4K right now, then.
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Can You Believe It’s Time, at Last?
So, football season’s finally here and we trust you’ve got all your A/V systems massaged and ready to go. With stadium prices spiraling out of control ($10 beers, really?), and parking hassles worse than ever, enjoying games from the comforts of your own home (your kitchen, bar, and a clean bathroom just steps away), it seems like a better idea all the time!
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If you’re getting ready to install all of the gadgets necessary to have a full-fledged media hub in your home, you definitely have a lot of decisions on your plate. Which type of projector is the projector for me and do I need that 200” screen? What is a “sound bar” and how does it compare to a set of varied wireless speakers? The list can, and will, go on and on.
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If you want to take advantage of all of the best tech on the market in order to smarten up your home, then you’re going to want to think about cabling, especially if you are building or renovating. Unfortunately a lot of the electrical wiring in older homes just won’t cut it in today’s world due to a lack of bandwidth, but pulling new wires through will definitely be worth the effort. If you’re thinking about integrating your new electronics then these three tips will be invaluable.
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When I was little I would sit in my bed doing kid stuff until it was well past my bedtime. I remember that every time I wanted to actually go to sleep, I had a desperate feeling not wanting to get out of bed to turn off the lights. At those moments I really wished that Star Wars was real, and that I had the Force.
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The DirecTV versus cable debate is hardly new. It feels like it’s been going on since the beginning of time, or at least since 1994, when DirecTV launched its satellite service in the U.S. But things are different now. This is the era of HD television, a time when the best cable TV shows are not only better than anything on broadcast, they’re better than anything in movie heaters. We’re living in the Golden Age of Television. And so the great DirecTV and cable TV question comes before us again.
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