The Designer’s Guide to Hidden Technology

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Keep Interiors Stylish with Tech that Hides in Plain Sight

As a designer, you strive to strike a balance between form and function. Homes must be functional places for everyday life, but they are also a reflection of your client's taste and lifestyle. One of the biggest challenges in the yin and yang between form and function is how to incorporate technology into your projects cleanly. 

Fortunately, while today’s AV and smart technology might be lacking in design aesthetics, there are quite a few ways to conceal it and make it appear on demand. And with smart home automation, making it appear and disappear is even easier for your clients. Let's explore a few ways to use hidden technology in your Chicago, IL, projects to keep them stylish without skimping on the tech and entertainment your clients want. 

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Lutron, Luxury & Motorized Shades

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Check Out the Power and Versatility of Lutron’s Battery-Powered Motorized Shades 

As technology continues to evolve, so does the way we live and work, which explains why luxury smart homes are becoming increasingly popular in Lake Geneva, WI. 

Some homeowners may want to build their first smart home, while others want to make their luxury homes just a bit smarter. And as unique as each project is, most of them tend to have one technology in common: motorized shades! Not only do smart shades add an element of luxury and privacy, but they also contribute directly to lighting and climate control, leading to better energy efficiency at home. 

When it comes to motorized shades, Lutron is the industry standard in luxury and engineering, and as a certified dealer, Barrett’s Technology Solutions carries all their latest products! 

Read on to learn more about Lutron, their motorized window treatments, and which ones may best fit your home!

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Outdoor Automated Shades Provide Beauty and Protection

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Extend Your Living Space with Outdoor Motorized Shades

Homeowners have been extending their living spaces for some time, creating enchanting retreats where they enjoy food, good company, and relaxing afternoons. Today’s technology makes adding entertainment to the mix easier than ever. High-fidelity outdoor speakers deliver immersive audio across expansive estates, and 4K UHD outdoor TVs provide incredible lifelike images in brilliant colors. 

Outdoor entertainment has never been better. There is, however, another technology that defies the elements, enabling homeowners to truly enjoy the great outdoors no matter the weather in Chicago, IL. The latest outdoor automated shades take outdoor living to the next level. Let’s explore how these motorized shades enhance your comfort and convenience.

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How to Create an Oasis On Your Deck With an Outdoor AV System

An outdoor patio optimized for entertainment.

Optimize Your Outdoor Space for Cinematic Entertainment

If you live in Chicago, IL, there’s a good chance you want to enjoy premium outdoor entertainment. With technology from leading brands and a streamlined design, you can listen to all your favorite music, movies, sports, and more from your roof deck or patio. Keep reading to see how you can create a cutting-edge outdoor AV system.

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