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Design Your Manhattan Home’s Lighting with a Smart System

Why Lighting & Shading Need Smart Control from the Start

Design Your Manhattan Home’s Lighting with a Smart System

How do Manhattan museums, upscale restaurants, and storefronts get their beautiful lighting? Many are designed to work with smart lighting control. With a smart system, users can fine-tune the brightness and color of each bulb, creating a completely unique atmosphere. 

And it’s not just businesses that utilize luxury lighting systems like Lutron. You can bring a stunning lighting design to your New York home, too! 

If you’re looking to renovate or upgrade your home’s lighting, we can’t stress enough the importance of starting with a smart system from the beginning of your design. By adding smart control later on, you’ll run into problems and design flaws that could have been avoided. Here’s why. 

TAGS: Lutron | Motorized Shades | Smart Lighting

Enjoy Outdoor Entertainment Year-Round at Home

Create an Outdoor Living Space for All 4 Seasons

Enjoy Outdoor Entertainment Year-Round at Home

Who doesn’t love a night on the patio or playing games on the lawn? It’s a fact that spending time outdoors boosts our moods, relationships, and overall health. 

But sometimes, we need to get out of the pool or put the badminton racket down and relax. Luckily, you can kick back with music, movies, and conversations in the fresh air when you have an outdoor entertainment space

Get inspired for your Red Bank, NJ, home and see how you can build an outdoor living area that includes AV, lighting, and comfort controls. 

TAGS: Landscape Lighting | Motorized Shades | Outdoor AV

How to Create a Multi-Purpose Outdoor Room

Get Inspired for Your Porch, Veranda, or Outdoor Living Room

How to Create a Multi-Purpose Outdoor Room

With warm weather finally returning to New York and New Jersey, we’re already thinking about all the activities to do in the longer, brighter days. This is a popular time of year for home renovations, and if you’re thinking about updating or building an outdoor living space, make this your year! 

An outdoor living area doesn’t have to be limited to Adirondack chairs around a campfire. You can construct a luxurious villa or bungalow to enjoy warm days and nights with many activities. 

At Total Home Technologies, we design and install outdoor entertainment systems on porches, patios, verandas, and outdoor living rooms. Read on to get inspired for your Bergen County, NJ, home and see what you can include in your outdoor space. 

TAGS: Motorized Shades | Outdoor Entertainment | Smart Lighting

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorized Window Treatments

Getting Started with Smart Shades? Here’s What You Need to Know

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorized Window Treatments

Motorized shades: they’re tasteful, convenient, and can even help save energy in your New York, NY, home. They’re the perfect addition to any modern lifestyle, and with a home automation system, you won’t ever have to lift a fingeror remember to raise the blinds.

But if you’re new to motorized window treatments, you may have questions about the process, which brands are the best, and how to make the most of them. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to answer the most common smart-shading questions

TAGS: Lutron | Motorized Blinds | Motorized Shades

4 Ways You’ll Actually Use Home Lighting Control

How Smart Lighting Comes in Handy & Sets the Perfect Mood

4 Ways You’ll Actually Use Home Lighting Control

Once you experience smart lighting, it’s tough to go back to the standard on/off switch with no customization options. Those who have not witnessed the beauty, convenience and thrill of smart lighting may wonder: Is it really necessary? A lot of things in our lives are not necessary per se, but they make life much more convenient.

 Looking back at the introduction of new technology, we often approach change in the same way. When text messaging was first introduced, many wondered, “Why do I need that? I can just call a friend.” When voice assistant technology arrived, many questioned its necessity. Now, more than 60 million Americans use smart speakers.

The same applies to home lighting control. Be one of the first to enhance your Manhattan, NY home with intuitive smart lights and reap the benefits. Below, we highlight when you’ll routinely use smart lighting so you can envision your life with it.

TAGS: Motorized Shades | Smart Lighting

Show Your Home Some Love with Motorized Shades

Your House Will Be Looking Fine with Automated Shades

Show Your Home Some Love with Motorized Shades

Chocolates, flowers, motorized shades? It may not sound like the typical gift to give to a partner or yourself. But smart motorized shades provide several benefits that will enhance your lifestyle and the atmosphere of your Ocean County, NJ home. How? Continue reading to find out.

TAGS: Motorized Shades | Motorized Window Treatments | Smart Home Automation

Smart Technology Gifts for Every Member of the Family

Our Top Picks for the Holidays

Smart Technology Gifts for Every Member of the Family

It’s challenging to find the perfect gift for each member of your family. Gift cards are impersonal, and many other presents end up unused or overdone. Candles? Neckties? Why not give your loved one something they will use daily and truly appreciate?

For every different technology user in your life, there’s a handy device for them. Whether they’re enhancing a home theater installation or making daily life more convenient, these smart gifts will be an excellent surprise. Continue reading to discover the most popular gifts at our Morris County, NJ technology store.

TAGS: Motorized Shades | Whole Home Audio

Ward Off Winter Blues with Smart Lighting Control

New Jersey Winter Nights Are Better with Smart Lighting

Ward Off Winter Blues with Smart Lighting Control

Our clocks have fallen back, and nights are getting longer in Essex County, NJ. As lovely as the holiday season can be, no one enjoys leaving work in the afternoon and stepping into a pitch-black night. Dark winter days can negatively influence our moods for the season, but did you know smart lighting control can help?

By automating your home’s lighting system, you’ll be able to enjoy the winter season to its fullest. Continue reading to learn how!

TAGS: Automated Shades | Motorized Shades | Smart Home Automation | Smart Lighting

How to Perfectly Set Smart Lighting Control in Every Room

The Best Lighting for Mood and Productivity in Your Ocean County, NJ Home

How to Perfectly Set Smart Lighting Control in Every Room

Smart lighting control is one of the most exciting and useful developments in home technology in recent years. From your smartphone or tablet, you can adjust tunable LED lights to the exact brightness and tone you desire. Just as sunlight regulates our body’s circadian rhythm, smart lighting can gradually adjust intensity throughout the day to improve your sleep routine. Set your lights to automatic schedules, add motion sensors, or include motorized shades. The possibilities are endless!

But once you have a smart lighting control system, you may be wondering what to do next. What are the right and wrong ways to light a room? In our guide below, you’ll learn the best ways to illuminate your Ocean County, NJ home. 

TAGS: Motorized Shades | Smart Home Automation

How Motorized Window Treatments Simplify Your Life

4 Ways This Smart Solution Elevates Your Space

How Motorized Window Treatments Simplify Your Life

Smart technologies and solutions are meant to streamline your daily life – and automated shades are no exception. But how necessary are motorized window treatments in your home? And how can they add value to your New Jersey living space in the new year?

In this blog, we’ve listed out four ways shades take your home to the next level of automation and bring luxury and comfort to your everyday routine and activities.

Keep reading below to find out more.

TAGS: motorized blinds | motorized shades | Motorized Window Treatments

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