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Six Pieces that Every Custom Home Theater Needs (Part 1 of 2)

Automation Design + Entertainment Covers the Essential Elements Needed for Your Private Cinema

Six Pieces that Every Custom Home Theater Needs (Part 1 of 2)

The experience of watching a movie in your own home is comfortable, convenient, and just plain cool. It is no surprise then that home theaters are increasing in popularity. You may have seen a picture of dedicated theater or custom media room done by an integrator and wonder who you can call the in Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids, Michigan area to outfit your living room or basement with a complete cinema experience.

Automation Design + Entertainment has all of the tools, knowledge, and experience necessary to design and implement a home theater that delivers studio-quality entertainment customized to your individual needs and styles. Regardless of the size of the job, every home theater needs some essential pieces in order to wow family and friends, and here are the first three:

TAGS: Custom Home Theater | Dedicated Home Theater | Home Theater

How Can Home Automation Get You Ready for the Holidays?

Automation Design + Entertainment Helps You Power Your Seasonal Entertainment

How Can Home Automation Get You Ready for the Holidays?

Being home for the holidays can evoke a lot of emotion and anticipation as families get together and friends catch up after months of separation. Decorating one’s home is a fun way to get in the mood for the holidays and prepare for parties…that is unless stringing lights, dragging down boxes from the attic, and setting up displays makes you feel more like a frustrated grinch than a happy elf.

Have you ever thought about using home automation to control your decorations? The professionals at Automation Design + Entertainment have some ideas for using integration technology to make your holiday plans go smoother and your displays look professional.

TAGS: Home Lighting Control | Smart Home Automation | Whole House Music

Automation Design + Entertainment Provides a Few More Points about What to Look for When Hiring a Custom Technology Integrator

3 (more) steps for choosing the right home automation professional

 Automation Design + Entertainment Provides a Few More Points about What to Look for When Hiring a Custom Technology Integrator

In our last blog, we discussed the variety of what constitutes “smart” home technology systems (including lighting and shading control, whole home audio and video distribution, home theaters and media rooms, energy management, surveillance, networking, video conferencing and much more), and said we’d be dedicating 2 blog editions to helping you find the right smart home expert.

In that edition, we presented the importance of starting with a plan, doing your research online, and recommended appraising the work of the firms with which you might be partnering. Again, if you live in the West Michigan area or beyond, we hope to have the opportunity to work on your custom electronics project. But, even if you work with someone besides Automation Design + Entertainment, we still want to make sure you are armed with the information required to make the best hire. Once you have a number of prospective integration firms, it’s time to dig a little deeper:

TAGS: CEDIA | Commercial Automation | Smart Home Automation

Automation Design + Entertainment Wants You to Know What to Look for When Hiring a Home Automation Expert

3 (of 6) steps for choosing the right custom technology integrator

Automation Design + Entertainment Wants You to Know What to Look for When Hiring a Home Automation Expert

These days, “smart” home automation systems might include lighting control and motorized shades, whole house music and outdoor entertainment, home theaters and media rooms, game simulators, surveillance, networking, video conferencing and much more. Automation Design + Entertainment understands that the more these systems grow in scale and complexity, the more it is vital to partner with a home technology professional for proper system design and product specifications. This is why we’re dedicating our next 2 blog editions to helping you find the right home automation expert: