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The Future of Smart Homes: Do Touchscreens Speak Louder Than Words?

Touchscreens still remain as king of the smart home interface. Last year Amazon sold over 8 million Echos and Dots, and their Amazon Voice Services integrated Alexa into an array of different products, from hand-held devices like a TV remote or smart watch to the development of a hands-free experience for a connected speaker or

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Flatscreen as an Artform

The Samsung Frame: Reimaging Flatscreens into an Artform

After emerging as radio-like consoles, televisions took years to develop into stand-alone appliances and finally into huge pixel packed screens. Over the decades, buttons replaced knobs and dials, profiles got slimmer, and sleek black replaced colorful frames. The evolution of technology and design has been awe-inspiring, and tech giant Samsung has eclipsed what we thought

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Lower Energy Bill with Custom Window Treatments

The Top 5 Ways That Smart Home Technology Can Equal Energy Savings

Energy-saving smart home automation may not be the first direction to look at when looking for ways to towards a lower power bill because they still seem a bit pricey. However, by integrating these new technologies of today into your home, they not only give you an unprecedented control over your home and home environment,

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Automated Home Security System

3 Reasons Why Having A Home Security System Should Be Your First Priority

Home security systems have come a long way in recent years. Compared to traditional systems, with their confusing panels and limited capability, Smart Home Security systems are more secure, more useful, and more convenient. You can now get better protection and completely new features that old systems simply couldn’t provide. With intuitive mobile apps, powerful

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Florida Smart Homes: From "Winter" to Spring

Being cold is a matter of perspective. People who do not live in Florida say it doesn’t get cold there. Memes are passed around the internet of snowmen built out of the sand, and people sprawled on the warm sunny beaches drinking margaritas and rum runners with the headline “Winter is Coming.” But if you

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Smart Bulbs: Just How Smart Are They?

Smart home automation can save you energy and money, and can ultimately simplify your life and add to your personal safety by increasing home security. Lights that automatically activate when you arrive home after a long day spent away are now readily available everywhere. Smart home lighting is quickly rising in popularity as more devices are

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Prepping Windows for Winter

Heat conservation begins with our windows. Winter is coming on fast, temperatures are dropping, and we are turning our thermostats up. There is nothing quite as nice as a warm snuggly room on a cold winter’s day. But how much of that precious heat that we pay so much for is leaking out through our

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Tips for Dressing Tall Windows

Tips for Dressing Tall Windows

The amount of natural light supplied by tall windows alone is enough to sell you on having them in your home. But before you go seeking out super specific houses, keep in mind that house windows too need treatments. Privacy or decoration? Answering this can help determine the style you choose and eliminate designs that

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Window Treatment

Window Design Headaches: Don't Do It Yourself

Before we even get into fabrics or size or shades vs. drapes…you’re going to need some professional help. Starting at the planning phase, the technicalities involved in accurately metering out your screw points is a hassle in itself. Once these point are determined, the next roadblock is the rods, requiring at least 2 people to

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Unique Drapery & Curtain Ideas

Your home decor says something about you and your personal style, but what about your window treatments? Alongside your color scheme, furniture selections and accessories, your curtains make a statement as well. Unique Drapery & Curtain Ideas really help tie the scene of your home or office together.  We took a look at some unique

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