It’s About Being Brave and Passionate: Rose Barroso on Design and Life: architects, control4, designers, interior design, rose barroso, smart home, smart home design, smart home stories, smart-home-stories, toronto,

It’s About Being Brave and Passionate: Rose Barroso on Design and Life

Posted September 14, 2018

We sat down with award-winning designer Rose Barroso to ask her about where she finds her inspiration, her struggles and successes in the industry, and how she makes contemporary design just look so good.

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A Passion for Functional and Phenomenal: How Karen Sealy Approaches Her Designs: architects, control4, designers, interior design, karen sealy, pickering project, smart home, smart home design, smart-home-stories, toronto,

A Passion for Functional and Phenomenal: How Karen Sealy Approaches Her Designs

Posted August 24, 2018

We sat down with award-winning Canadian designer Karen Sealy to talk with her about everything from business to psychology to her latest venture, The Pickering Project.

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6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install during Your Remodel: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install during Your Remodel

Posted May 14, 2018

A renovation is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of the latest in smart home tech. The smart home market is on the rise, and many companies are starting to offer products that integrate seamlessly into the design of a house.

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Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season: dallas, phoenix, toronto,

Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season

Posted November 20, 2017

You could “spring” into frenetic activity every March or April to maintain and improve your home’s safety and appearance. Or, if you prefer a less stressful approach, consider accomplishing a few routine tasks every month for added benefits. Use the checklist of home maintenance basics below to keep your house clean, safe, and secure, as well as save on monthly utility bills.

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Five innovative ways to disguise your television: audio/video, entertainment,

Five innovative ways to disguise your television

Posted June 28, 2017

We all love nice TVs. One thing you may not love, however, is having your television be the focal point of the room. Luckily, several companies have created options to conceal even massive TVs from view. Some of the innovative solutions for television concealment range from simple TV frames to TVs that double as mirrors or artwork. Here are five of the most innovative products on the market today.

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Control4 Dealer Spotlight: Working with Builders: builders, designers, real-estate, smart-home-stories, toronto,

Control4 Dealer Spotlight: Working with Builders

Posted May 3, 2017

You may have seen our recent spotlight article with luxury home builder, Rose Barroso, of Barroso Homes. For many years now, she has worked with Control4 dealer, Premier Smart Homes in Toronto, Canada, to outfit her beautiful project builds with the best-of-the-best in smart home technology. It got us thinking...

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Building with Control4: Barroso Homes Spotlight: toronto,

Building with Control4: Barroso Homes Spotlight

Posted March 20, 2017

Over the years, our projects have become increasingly larger, more complex, more beautiful, and ultimately more technology focused. I have an awesome team backing me up all the way. We all have one common goal—to make beautiful, innovative communities one custom home at a time. We all take great pride in our jobs while we focus on being a leader in innovation, technology, and energy efficiency.

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Designer Insights: How Home Automation Can Benefit the Interior Designer:

Designer Insights: How Home Automation Can Benefit the Interior Designer

Posted April 14, 2014

Q. When starting a new design project, to what extent should designers consider home automation? A. Professional designers take great pride in the aesthetics that make up a beautiful home. So it is really important that they take into consideration home automation to avoid the use of clunky electronic devices and wall clutter. Many designers may not be aware of what options are available, but home automation is really something that could improve their design process...

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Interior Designers and Home Builders Increasingly Rely on Technology Integrators:

Interior Designers and Home Builders Increasingly Rely on Technology Integrators

Posted February 26, 2014

...This trend has shifted, as home automation becomes more desirable to families rather than an expensive luxury. Interior designers and builders are increasingly turning to professional smart home integrators to help them design and build smart home technology solutions for their customers. According to a recent Better Homes & Gardens real estate survey, “When it comes to the next generation of homeowners, more than half (56%) of Millennials believe home technology capabilities are more important than ‘curb appeal’.”

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Why Control4 Is A Great Home Automation Solution for Builders:

Why Control4 Is A Great Home Automation Solution for Builders

Posted February 6, 2014

My clientele is increasingly becoming more and more tech dependent. The younger customers have grown up with technology and they expect it to be part of their lives no matter where they are. And, of course, the popularity of mobile devices that can control virtually everything has led them to the question, “Why shouldn’t I be able to control everything in my home too?” The ability to connect to and control the devices in a home has become an essential feature, for homes today and homes of the future, in order to maximize efficiency and entertainment.

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