Smart Home Design Trends for 2017
If You’re a Smart Home Designer in Dallas, Tx, Take Note
When you’re in the business of smart home design, you need to stay informed. For one thing, home technologies are constantly improving and evolving, and at the same time, the style and decor trends are also changing. To help keep you up to date on the latest trends, we have compiled a list of what we believe will be the most popular features of 2017. So, whether you’re a builder, an architect, or an interior designer, here’s an idea of what the new year will bring and what Dallas homeowners are expecting when they ask for a smart home. Keep reading to learn more.
With the growing popularity of the Amazon Alexa products and the emergence of Google Home, you’re going to see an increase in homeowners looking for voice control. The Echo and Echo Dot products from Amazon are already designed to work with Control4 and Crestron systems. Homeowners are loving this addition to their smart homes.
For one thing, the voice control technology has drastically improved. Alexa is designed to learn about and adapt to the speech patterns of you and your family to avoid miscommunication. Also, using your voice to control your other smart technologies greatly increases the ease-of-use in a smart home.
The Style Network
A home’s network provides the backbone for all the technologies. In a smart home, it is particularly important to have a strong network. However, the homeowner usually doesn’t want to sacrifice the look of their home by placing ugly routers, boosters, and wires in every room. Now, there are routers that are small and stylishly designed. Homeowners won’t mind setting these routers in plain sight, which makes them more powerful than if they were tucked away in a closet.
This past year, motorized shades have made a huge impact on the market. Their growing popularity has to do with their numerous benefits to the home experience. These nifty creations make it simple to control the light and heat entering the home through the windows, while also contributing to a home’s privacy and security. Plus, they look great. These shades and drapes can come in numerous colors and designs and are custom creations that can be made for any window.
Multipurpose Media Rooms
A dedicated home theater is a great addition to any home. You can create a space that is ideal for watching your favorite movies. However, not every homeowner wants to devote a room for film. The latest technologies in screens, projectors, and audio equipment create a new opportunity: a multipurpose theater.
Choose a screen that rejects ambient light and add a 4K projector to produce the best picture quality--even in a space that’s not pitch black. Use well-placed hidden speakers to create cinema level sound, without taking up space with audio equipment. Use hidden technology techniques to hide the screen and projector when they aren’t in use. This way, homeowners can use the space for family game night or other activities, knowing that their theater is ready to go when they want it.
When it comes to smart home technologies, it seems things are only getting better. When you’re designing intelligent spaces with a homeowner, come see us at Crown Audio Video. We will work with you both to develop a smart strategy for 2017. Contact us today.