3 Reasons to Use Motorized Shades in Your Home

Motorized shades might not be the first products you purchase for your integrated home, but we don’t think your spaces are complete without them. Here at Captive Audio, we often say, “It’s what you can’t see that’s important.” By the time you finish this blog, you’ll understand how that applies specifically to motorized shades.


Though automated window treatments may not look like the flashiest smart home features, they provide many tangible benefits for your Austin, TX, residence. From reinforcing security to cooling your home, motorized shades might be the secret your house can’t afford to miss. It’s time to learn more about their unique benefits.

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Take the Party Outside with Outdoor Audio and Video!

If you’ve never experienced the joy of your favorite music and movies combined with a gorgeous spring evening in Austin, TX, we think you’re missing out. We’d love to help you create an entertainment-filled outdoor space that your guests and family will want to visit repeatedly during warmer months.

Reimagine how you entertain with outdoor audio video equipment, such as premium, weatherproof TVs, speakers and more. Today, we’re highlighting Séura and Sonance for their outdoor TVs and speakers, respectively. Keep reading for some products that will bring your vision to life!

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Set the Scene for Spring with Outdoor Lighting

help you celebrate spring and summer outside with your family and friends. Think beyond beautiful interiors: We can help by designing and creating more usable, outdoor living spaces. You can take a look at some of our past projects here.

Let’s explore some possibilities to help you see your Texas home in its finest light and make the most of the warmer seasons ahead. Captive Audio has been featured in industry-leading magazines for both our pool and patio design, and we can’t wait to show off our skills while elevating the unique beauty of your property.

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2019 Living Room Design Trends + Whole Home Audio

Designers have started raving about the design trends coming next year. Homeowners with smart homes might worry that they must sacrifice the whole-home technology they love to embrace these new design trends. 

With the help of a smart home integrator that understands design, you won’t have to compromise: you’ll get to enjoy both beautiful room and the whole-home audio you crave. Let’s take a look at the design trends you’ll see next year and how you can incorporate an immersive audio experience.

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Home Automation Gifts Your Family and Friends Will Love

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas decorations out in every store, it’s time to start planning what to get your loved ones for the holidays. As your smart home company in Austin, TX, we’d like to make some suggestions based on tech items we love this year.  

We’ll break it down by a few different types of people you’ll definitely be buying for, and what they’d like to see under the tree this season.

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How Home Lighting Control Makes Holidays Better, Brighter

We’re nearly halfway through October, which means the holiday season is barreling quickly toward us. You may already be fretting about your Thanksgiving dinner or holiday party, but one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your home’s lighting system.

Installing a home lighting control system is a relatively simple way to spruce up your home’s design, make your life more convenient and make your home a more fun place to hang out. In this blog, let Captive Lighting demonstrate the many benefits to be gained from home lighting control.

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What Should You Look for In High-End Speakers?

A great speaker can completely transform your home entertainment. It helps you disappear into your favorite movies, recreate iconic concerts, and even makes it easier to catch up on the nightly news. Even though speakers play an important role, many clients still settle for the first model they find. But the right high-end speakers can be the difference between a headache from poor sound and crisp audio that helps you escape after a long day. 

Of course, the big challenge is in figuring out exactly what the “right” high-end speaker is for your Austin, TX home. That’s because there’s no one answer. It comes down to how you want to use your speakers and even how you want them to look. In this blog, we offer some tips on the things you should consider when upgrading your home audio.

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Get the Right Look with an Outdoor Lighting Control System

It may be the end of summer, but there are still a few warm weeks left in the year. That means you’ll want to savor them the best way possible – by watching the leaves change in your backyard.

But the transforming foliage is only one part of enjoying your home’s exterior. To get the most out of it, you’ll want an effective, efficient, and beautiful outdoor lighting control system brightening up your Austin property.

Of course, no two homes are alike, and no two lighting systems are the same. Yours should be unique.

That’s why we’ve put together this blog, to show you how AV Design Consultants can customize your outdoor lighting system to give you the control you want, the look you love, and the features you need.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading.

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From Man’s Castle to Movie Palace: Crafting a Home Built for Entertainment

They say a man or woman’s home is their castle; the perfect place to get away from it all and relax for few hours before the working week begins again.

But if you’re a fan of movies and music, you might spend your weekends at the movie theater, or seeking out a cool music venue in the heart of West Lake Hills.

Instead, why not invest in a smart home control system built for entertainment with one-touch control over all your connected AV gear.

In this blog, we’ll show you the ways you can enjoy your media like never before. Find out more below.

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Soak up the Summer Sun with These Backyard Upgrades

Summer is finally here. After a seemingly endless winter and a brief, rainy spring, the sun is shining and it’s time to get to know your backyard again.

But this year, there’s plenty of ways you can upgrade your Austin space to make this season unforgettable.

In this blog, we’ll give you some great tips on how to transform your backyard with outdoor audio video for even more fun. You can learn more after the jump.

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