Why You Need Smart Blinds This Fall


You probably never knew how exciting blinds could be. 

While “cooler” parts of smart technology like TVs and automation systems may get all the attention, smart blinds can go a long way toward making your house truly feel like home, while also giving you a super convenient way to manage light and temperature in every room. 

All of us here at AV Design Consultants are really excited about the future of smart home technology and how blinds and shades play a role in that – and we want to make sure you are just as up to date on everything as we are! This week, we’re going to take a look at some of the benefit smart blinds can bring to your smart home, as well as all the conveniences that come with them.

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How Smart Home Technology Can Help Aging in Place


Smart home technology isn’t just for the young. 

Any new technology – and especially new technology in emerging and growing categories like smart home technology – tends to get a reputation of being for younger audiences. But that’s simply not the case. The team here at AV Design Consultants prides itself on being knowledgeable on the best ways, practices, and use cases for the technology we sell, and we thought it would be great to guide our customers through a not-often-talked-about, but quite important, use of smart home technology: to help older adults as they are aging in place.

There are many ways that technology can help keep users independent while assisting with their lifestyle. And as aging in place becomes more common – where older adults stay in their homes longer or multiple generations live together under one roof – using this technology is only going to become more and more important. There’s a big future for such technology out there, and it just goes to show that smart technology can help improve everybody’s homelife. Let’s take a look at how.

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How to Have a Spook-tacular Smart Home Halloween


It's time to trick or treat with technology. 

Here at AV Design Consultants, we were scratching our pumpkins to try to come up with how we could use the technology in our customers’ smart homes to turn up the volume on their Halloween celebrations. Luckily, we didn't have to think too hard: Technology and Halloween have gone dismembered limb in dismembered limb since Frankenstein's time. No matter how you like your haunted holiday, there are plenty of ways you can take advantage of your smart home to help spread the haunts, howls, and scares. 

So, this week on the blog, things are going to be a little bit different. A little bit creepier. A little bit crawlier. And maybe even a little bit candy...er. Let's look at all the boo-tiful benefits you get from having a smart home, and how such technology can help you have the happiest -- and hauntiest -- Halloween possible. 

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How to Keep New Year's Resolutions -- Smart Home Edition


It’s time for smart home technology to help with those New Year’s resolutions. 

At AV Design Consultants, we spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of smart home automation and how its many features and offerings can improve the quality of your life. But to help all of our customers start off the year on the right foot, we wanted to hyper focus this week’s blog on specific ways that your smart home can help you remember – and stick to – your 2021 New Year’s resolutions. 

So, we’ve put together a list of some common resolutions and come up with some easily applicable solutions that your smart home will be able to assist with. Whether your goal this year is to lose weight, read more, or something as simple as sleep better – your smart home has you covered. 

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8 Home Devices You Won't Believe Work with Voice Control


Voice control technology is something we’re very excited about at AV Design Consultants. Here’s a list of eight awesome home devices to use with your favorite voice control technology.

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How to Set Up a Home Theater

How to Set Up a Home Theater

At a Glance:

Why You Should Get a Home Theater

Your Home Theater Budget

Home Theater Design

Equipment for Your Home Theater

What Does Home Theater Installation Entail?

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5 Unique Smart Home Renovation Ideas

5 Unique Smart Home Renovation Ideas

At a Glance:

Smart Home Control

Automated Climate Control

A Smart Outdoor Living Space

Home Security

Motorized Shades

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