Taking on a building, remodeling, or renovation project in your home requires that you make a variety of decisions. These decisions are typically based on a list of things you both need and want, while also taking into consideration your personality and your home’s overall design and décor before adding in the final touches. [Read more…]
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American writer Ralph Marston once said, “Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”
Though our culture is one that tends to reinforce the benefits of working hard and constantly achieving higher levels of success, many experts agree that there are also numerous advantages to taking some time to rest, refresh, and renew yourself by engaging in non-work activities. [Read more…]
Consumers in the U.S. will almost double the amount they spend on smart home products and systems in the years ahead, with revenues in the home automation market expected to increase from $76.6 billion in 2018 to a whopping $151.4 billion by the year 2024.
In comparison, this represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.02 percent, even though the entire world economy is only forecasted to grow 5.4 percent in the near future (with many other sectors anticipating growth rates that are much lower, like the postal and courier industry which is closer to 3.78 percent). [Read more…]
When we first got started installing high-end audio video equipment in Orange County homes more than 30 years ago, the trend was for homeowners to want to “show off” their systems. Large speaker systems were out in the open. Huge televisions were the focal points of rooms. There was no (or very little) attempt to integrate technology into the overall design of the home, at least for those homeowners for whom the best audio video equipment was a top priority. In addition, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, high-end audio and video equipment wasn’t exactly discreet. Speakers were huge and bulky, as were the big-screen TVs of that time. [Read more…]
Man caves have been all the rage in the past decade or so. What man wouldn’t want a dedicated room in his home that was designed specifically for him and his buddies to enjoy some “guy time”? Man caves can include anything from fully stocked bars, to pool tables, to full-size arcade games. But what almost all man caves have in common is a home entertainment system of some sort, with a large television or projection screen and an awesome sound system. [Read more…]