Protecting the Design: Integrator Jamie Sangar on the Geist Reservoir Home: architectual designer, home smart home, indianapolis, premier smart homes,

Protecting the Design: Integrator Jamie Sangar on the Geist Reservoir Home

Posted January 17, 2019

The Premier Group, a Control4 Certified Showroom Dealer located in Carmel, Indiana, was recognized as the CEDIA Awards’ top honor for “Integrated Home of the Year 2018” in North and South America for outstanding integrated system design at the 2018 CEDIA trade show in San Diego. We wanted to shine some light on how the different teams worked together to create such a masterpiece, and so we sat down with Jamie Sangar, Director of Business Development for The Premier Group, to find out how the Geist Reservoir Home was born.

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Reflect and Energize: Designer Toni Sabatino on 2019 Home Trends: interior design, nkba, smart home design, toni sabatino,

Reflect and Energize: Designer Toni Sabatino on 2019 Home Trends

Posted January 10, 2019

Discover the 2019 trends designer Toni Sabatino’s most looking forward to, how to balance the new with the old, and how home updates can rejuvenate our lives.

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Bettering the Home: Joe Whitaker On Top “Techorating” Trends for 2019: interior design, joe whitaker, smart home design, smart home trends,

Bettering the Home: Joe Whitaker On Top “Techorating” Trends for 2019

Posted January 3, 2019

We asked well-known innovator in the home technology business Joe Whitaker about his vision for the 2019 connected home and what are now the must-haves for home technology.

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Start With Technology: How Automation Streamlines Gary Frank’s Designs: architects, illinois, interior design, smart home,

Start With Technology: How Automation Streamlines Gary Frank’s Designs

Posted December 18, 2018

We took some time with award-winning architect Gary Frank to ask him about how he became the successful architect he is today, why he tells all his clients about home automation, and what he does to set his business apart in this highly competitive industry.

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The Finishing Touch: Achieving Unrivalled Luxury In Your Interior: 1-click, bath, design, interior, trends,

The Finishing Touch: Achieving Unrivalled Luxury In Your Interior

Posted December 13, 2018

If you’re looking to instill a sense of luxury and sophistication in your home then check out these tips from the furniture specialists at Ponsford and discover how adding that final sprinkle of TLC can help achieve unrivalled luxury in your home interior.

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Giving Clients What They Really Want: Evan Christensen and Harry Hamilton on Home Automation: above grade automation, architects, california, home automation, interior design, san-francisco, smart home,

Giving Clients What They Really Want: Evan Christensen and Harry Hamilton on Home Automation

Posted December 11, 2018

We interviewed Harry Hamilton and Evan Christensen from Above Grade Automation to find out what they love about the home automation industry, how they give clients the smart home results they really want, and how other industry professionals can take advantage of their honed technological expertise.

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How Louie Delaware and the Living In Place Institute is Bettering the Home: accessible design, aging in place, denver, interior design, living in place,

How Louie Delaware and the Living In Place Institute is Bettering the Home

Posted December 5, 2018

If you’re an interior designer, builder, or architect wondering how you can elevate your design strategy process, look no further than Louie Delaware and the Living In Place Institute. We asked him about his background and career switch, why Living In Place designs should be the new standard for any build or remodel project, and how smart technology can help empower people with injuries or disabilities to better live in their homes.

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Only the Best: Why Designer Suzi Kaloti Uses Technology to Delight Clients: interior design, smart home design, smart home professional, toronto,

Only the Best: Why Designer Suzi Kaloti Uses Technology to Delight Clients

Posted November 27, 2018

We were able to spend a little time with award-winning designer Suzi Kaloti, and so we asked her about her passion for every project, why smart home technology is an integral part of her designs, and how her long-term commitment to the spaces she creates sets her business apart.

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Inspired by Integration: David VanWert's Thoughts on the CEDIA Design Tour: cedia 2018, integrators, interior design,

Inspired by Integration: David VanWert's Thoughts on the CEDIA Design Tour

Posted November 20, 2018

David VanWert provides expert technology solutions for his clients, so we asked him for his expert opinion on leading the CEDIA Design Tour, how his business is unique in the industry, and what he recommends for a designer to get started with home automation.

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Always Looking Ahead: Gary Nance and the Award-Winning Geist Reservoir Home: architectual designer, indianapolis, premier smart homes, smart home design, smart home expert, smart lighting,

Always Looking Ahead: Gary Nance and the Award-Winning Geist Reservoir Home

Posted November 13, 2018

We sat down with architectural designer Gary Nance to talk with him about the breathtaking Geist Reservoir Home, the “Integrated Home of the Year 2018” by Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

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Knowledge is Power: Jim Patten on Smart Home Education Courses: architects, ceu courses, interior design, nashville, smart home expert,

Knowledge is Power: Jim Patten on Smart Home Education Courses

Posted November 6, 2018

We asked Jim Patten how he approaches CEU courses for design industry professionals, what these professionals should know about smart home technology, how he discovered his own passion for automation, and what he sees as an important next step for the technology and design industries.

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An Integrated Vision: Joe Whitaker on Leading the CEDIA Design Tour: cedia, design tour, integrator, interior design, joe whitaker, smart home, smart tech, st louis, the thoughtful home,

An Integrated Vision: Joe Whitaker on Leading the CEDIA Design Tour

Posted October 30, 2018

We sat down with Joe Whitaker to ask him about how he became a top integrator, what his experience was like leading the Control4 CEDIA Design Tour, and his overall thoughts on smart home technology.

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Get a Smart-Home Expert in Your Corner: About Robin Fisher’s Newfound Love for Home Automation: front door experience, interior design, kitchen and bath design, portland, smart home design, smart home expert, smart-home-stories,

Get a Smart-Home Expert in Your Corner: About Robin Fisher’s Newfound Love for Home Automation

Posted October 26, 2018

Robin R. Fisher connected with Control4 at the CEDIA Design Tour and was intrigued and impressed by the Control4 comprehensive smart-home system. After the tour, she met with Evolved Home, a local Control4 smart-home expert in her area, and so we decided to check in to ask her about her experience, thoughts, and current journey with home automation.

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Call an Automation Expert: How Joel Dyck Shares His Passion for Technology: architects, architectual designer, canada, custom audio, intercom anywhere, interior design, karen sealy, premier smart homes, smart home expert, smart lighting, toronto,

Call an Automation Expert: How Joel Dyck Shares His Passion for Technology

Posted October 15, 2018

We asked this smart-home expert Joel Dyck about his passion for technology, how he approaches the customer experience side of home automation, and what a designer or customer should do if they are looking to learn more about the (almost) endless possibilities of smart-home technology.

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Focus on the Flow: How Gary Nance Brings Together Functionality and Beauty in Design: 4sight, architects, architectual designer, gary nance, indianapolis, intercom anywhere, smart home, smart home design,

Focus on the Flow: How Gary Nance Brings Together Functionality and Beauty in Design

Posted October 10, 2018

We asked award-winning architectural designer Gary Nance about his experience with smart-home technology, where he finds his inspiration, and how he works with others to bring his vision to life.

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Crafting the Heart of the House: How Rick Oswald Sets His Designs Apart: architects, control4, florida, interior design, miami, rick oswald, smart homes, smart lighting, smart-home-stories,

Crafting the Heart of the House: How Rick Oswald Sets His Designs Apart

Posted October 5, 2018

Architect and designer Rick Oswald uses his thorough knowledge of codes, construction, process, and architecture to create one-of-a-kind custom smart homes that stand the test of time. We asked him how he got into home automation, how he approaches smart technology as an architect and designer, and why he loves the relationship he’s built with his Control4 smart-home expert.

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Be an Expert Clients Trust: What Makes Designer Yvette Chaix Stand Out: architects, california, control4, interior design, lighting, lighting control, los-angeles, san-francisco, smart home, smart home design, smart lighting, smart-home-stories, yvette chaix,

Be an Expert Clients Trust: What Makes Designer Yvette Chaix Stand Out

Posted September 28, 2018

When you look at any space Yvette Chaix creates, you can easily see that she has a passion and talent for home design. We were able to catch a few minutes with this on-the-go professional to find out how she creates such thoughtful, livable spaces as well as how she keeps her edge in a highly competitive industry.

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STATE OF THE SMART: SAVVY BUILDERS WITH HIGH-TECH MINDS (Featuring MHI): builders, real estate, texas,

STATE OF THE SMART: SAVVY BUILDERS WITH HIGH-TECH MINDS (Featuring MHI)

Posted September 26, 2018

From first-time homes to multimillion-dollar semi-custom builds, MHI’s adage is the same for all clients: “BUILT AROUND YOU.” (And the technology is no exception.)

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Considering the User Experience in Aesthetics: How Toni Sabatino Approaches Interior Design: control4, designers, home automation, intercom anywhere, interior design, kitchen and bath, new-york-city, smart home, smart kitchen, toni sabatino,

Considering the User Experience in Aesthetics: How Toni Sabatino Approaches Interior Design

Posted September 19, 2018

Color is something that can intimidate even the most veteran designer; however, interior designer Toni Sabatino says that her signature approach to color comes not so much from focusing on color in the space as much as focusing on color with the people—using color to create rooms her clients feel comfortable in. Read on to discover how this leader in the kitchen and bath arena approaches new projects, what she is most excited about in smart-home technology, and how she stays inspired in the ever-changing design world.

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It’s About Being Brave and Passionate: Rose Barroso on Design and Life: architects, control4, designers, interior design, rose barroso, smart home, smart home design, smart home stories, smart-home-stories, toronto,

It’s About Being Brave and Passionate: Rose Barroso on Design and Life

Posted September 14, 2018

We sat down with award-winning designer Rose Barroso to ask her about where she finds her inspiration, her struggles and successes in the industry, and how she makes contemporary design just look so good.

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A Passion for Functional and Phenomenal: How Karen Sealy Approaches Her Designs: architects, control4, designers, interior design, karen sealy, pickering project, smart home, smart home design, smart-home-stories, toronto,

A Passion for Functional and Phenomenal: How Karen Sealy Approaches Her Designs

Posted August 24, 2018

We sat down with award-winning Canadian designer Karen Sealy to talk with her about everything from business to psychology to her latest venture, The Pickering Project.

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6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install during Your Remodel: atlanta, boston, chicago, dallas, denver, los-angeles, miami, new-york-city, salt-lake-city, san-francisco,

6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install during Your Remodel

Posted May 14, 2018

A renovation is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of the latest in smart home tech. The smart home market is on the rise, and many companies are starting to offer products that integrate seamlessly into the design of a house.

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Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season: dallas, phoenix, toronto,

Home Maintenance Tips for Every Season

Posted November 20, 2017

You could “spring” into frenetic activity every March or April to maintain and improve your home’s safety and appearance. Or, if you prefer a less stressful approach, consider accomplishing a few routine tasks every month for added benefits. Use the checklist of home maintenance basics below to keep your house clean, safe, and secure, as well as save on monthly utility bills.

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Five innovative ways to disguise your television: audio/video, entertainment,

Five innovative ways to disguise your television

Posted June 28, 2017

We all love nice TVs. One thing you may not love, however, is having your television be the focal point of the room. Luckily, several companies have created options to conceal even massive TVs from view. Some of the innovative solutions for television concealment range from simple TV frames to TVs that double as mirrors or artwork. Here are five of the most innovative products on the market today.

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Control4 Dealer Spotlight: Working with Builders: builders, designers, real-estate, smart-home-stories, toronto,

Control4 Dealer Spotlight: Working with Builders

Posted May 3, 2017

You may have seen our recent spotlight article with luxury home builder, Rose Barroso, of Barroso Homes. For many years now, she has worked with Control4 dealer, Premier Smart Homes in Toronto, Canada, to outfit her beautiful project builds with the best-of-the-best in smart home technology. It got us thinking...

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