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4 Ways Smart Home Controls Can Simplify Outdoor Entertainment

Centralize Control of Outdoor Entertainment for Streamlined Management and Improved Safety

4 Ways Smart Home Controls Can Simplify Outdoor Entertainment

How do you define outdoor entertainment? Is it as simple as a TV, kitchen, and seating area outside, or is it an all-encompassing outdoor entertainment environment that includes lights, sound, and security? 

No matter what you include in your Red Bank, NJ, outdoor entertainment area, there are benefits to gain from streamlined management through a smart home control system such as Savant or Control4. 

Continue reading to learn about four ways smart home controls can help to simplify your outdoor entertainment setup.

TAGS: outdoor entertainment

Enjoy the Ultimate Home Comfort and Convenience with Motorized Shades

Increase the Comfort Level and Luxury of Your Home with Automated Window Treatments from Total Home Technologies

Enjoy the Ultimate Home Comfort and Convenience with Motorized Shades

Motorized shades are absolutely the future of luxury window treatments, but you might be left wondering how they'll make a significant difference in your Bergen County, NJ, home. Motorized blinds pack quite a bit of convenience into one relatively simple interior upgrade. 

The team at Total Home Technologies is happy to share with you the comfort that comes with the installation of automated window treatments and how they can make a difference in the way you live. If you're ready to check one of your daily tasks off your to-do list forever, keep reading to find out more! 

TAGS: Motorized shades

Improve Performance When You Upgrade Your Home Network to Wi-Fi 6

Searching for Faster Network Speeds? Wi-Fi 6 Could be the Solution.

Improve Performance When You Upgrade Your Home Network to Wi-Fi 6

If you've noticed slower streaming speeds when watching your favorite shows or find your voice commands operating with a delayed response, then it’s time to consider upgrading your home Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless iteration that’s available on the market today. Initially introduced in 2018, it has taken some time to popularize. Now that it's widely compatible with today's routers, smart home devices, and more, it’s time to reassess your current home Wi-Fi setup and determine if it’s time to upgrade.

There are many benefits to Wi-Fi 6, the most impressive being its ability to handle significantly more connected devices simultaneously. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of Wi-Fi 6 and how upgrading your network could improve device performance in your Manhattan, NY, residence.

TAGS: Home Wi-Fi | Wi-Fi 6

Key Components of a Luxury Lighting Design

Transform Your Home With Exceptional Lighting Solutions

Key Components of a Luxury Lighting Design

No one wants to live in a poorly lit space. That’s why lighting is so important. Spending time in a dark, gloomy room can affect your mood, productivity, and the overall ambiance of the space. But a well-designed lighting plan lifts your spirits and improves the level of comfort your home offers.

What makes a smart lighting system better than traditional lighting? First, if it’s part of a smart home control system, it’s much easier to control. In addition, smart lighting design can completely transform how you experience your home. Every single part of the system works to elevate and enhance your Red Bank, NJ home’s design and your daily life. Discover how each component works together to create beautiful home lighting.

TAGS: Control4 | Lutron | Smart Lighting

Are You Looking for Motorized Shades?

Lutron Gives You Quality, Efficiency, and Style for Your Motorized Shades

Are You Looking for Motorized Shades?

Lutron is the leading brand in both lighting control and motorized shades. Their products, ranging from tunable lights to automated window treatments, add a touch of luxury to smart homes throughout Manhattan, NY. At Total Home Technologies, we partner with Lutron to bring our clients in New York the latest products and technologies available. 

Depending on your needs and budget, Lutron shades can be wired or wireless and fully integrated and automated for optimal performance. But which type of shades are right for your home? To get a better idea about your options, here is a brief review of Lutron’s top-selling smart shades.

TAGS: Motorized shades | Motorized Window Treatments

Make Movie Night An Experience with These Home Theater Installation Tips

The Picture, Sound, and Ambiance Are All Part of a Magical Movie Night

Make Movie Night An Experience with These Home Theater Installation Tips

If you want a state-of-the-art movie night experience at home, it starts with planning the best home theater installation possible. This installation includes some of the industry’s most advanced audio-video equipment and technology controls, which you can explore with our Total Home Technologies team. We are your local experts for all-things home theater and are ready to support your New York, NY, home technology projects.

Keep reading for excellent home theater installation tips and ways to make the most magical home cinema experiences.

TAGS: Home Theater Installation

Lighting Designs That Fit Seamlessly Into Your Life

Consider These 4 Questions When Planning Your Home Lighting

Lighting Designs That Fit Seamlessly Into Your Life

Residential lighting design is something homeowners can take for granted until they are left in the dark. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we'd like to see. The typical correction? A strategically placed lamp. 

These pockets of darkness can happen because your home is unique to you and your lifestyle; no builder can guess how you may ultimately use a space, so their lighting solutions are often generic and leave darkened areas throughout a residence. This setup will work fine for most homeowners, but why settle when you could have perfection?

As you consider an update to your home's lighting design, or if you are building a new home in the Manhattan, NY, area, ask yourself these questions to discover the lighting enhancements that could add value to your daily living.

TAGS: Lighting Design

How to Entertain Your Guests with Multi-Room Audio

Bring more joy and fun to every gathering with family and friends!

How to Entertain Your Guests with Multi-Room Audio

Hosting a gathering for your family and friends is no easy task. No matter how much you love sharing your home and spending quality time with your loved ones, it is undeniable that getting your home ready and entertaining everyone can be challenging. Well, no worries! An updated home audio system is the answer you’re looking for. 

A multi-room audio system brings more fun and entertainment to every corner of your Essex County, NJ, home. It’s great for big parties, small get-togethers, and even for times when you have the whole house to yourself. Keep reading this blog to learn three cool ways our distributed audio solutions enhance your next party.

TAGS: Multi-Room Audio

Behind the Curtain of Your Next Home Theater

Meet the Supporting Cast of Award-Winning Home Theater Design

Behind the Curtain of Your Next Home Theater

A well-designed home theater is a lot like a good movie; there is plenty of action behind the scenes and beyond the starring roles!  

At Total Home Technologies, we have been innovating home theater design for over 30 years and offering best-in-class technologies to our clients in New York, NY. 

From the largest screens to the tiniest in-ceiling light fixtures, we understand every element in a home theater plays a critical role in creating the ultimate cinematic experience.

Here are some of the brands and design secrets that turn any room in your home into serious competition for even the best commercial theaters. 

TAGS: Home Theater Installation | Home Theater System

Protect Your Mental Well-Being This Winter With Smart Lighting Control

Stay Energized and Productive All Year Long With Easy to Control Lighting

Protect Your Mental Well-Being This Winter With Smart Lighting Control

As the weather turns colder, the days get shorter. That means the amount of time people can get outside and soak in the natural light decreases this time of year. Some professionals may be going into the office right as the sun rises only to get off when the sun has already begun to set.

This lack of sunlight can cause people to feel low on energy. Sunlight signals to the brain that it’s time to be awake and productive and supports people’s energy throughout the day. In the winter, people can lose energy and motivation with less sunlight.

But did you know that your home’s lighting can help combat this? By installing a smart lighting control system in your New York, NY, home, you can mimic natural light in your interior living spaces. Keep reading to find out more!

TAGS: Lutron | Smart Lighting

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