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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