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Elevate Your Home with Ketra Lighting


Open Up a World of Illuminating Benefits

Home lighting is not merely functional; it's an essential aspect of creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere across your living spaces. Ketra lighting is a high-end lighting solution that takes your Chicago, IL home’s illumination to a whole new level.

Offering a vast range of benefits that extend from stunning aesthetics to enhanced wellbeing, Ketra lighting from Lutron can transform your living space into a sanctuary of luxury and comfort. In this blog, we’ll dive into the many benefits of incorporating Ketra lighting across your property. Keep reading below for more. 

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Innovative Design Additions for Your Home Theater Project

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Expert Insights from a Professional AV Integration Team

Luxury living takes on a new dimension with home theater design that goes far beyond the standard fare of crisp audio and stunning visuals. 

At Barrett's, we understand that home entertainment is more than merely what you see and hear. Imagine enjoying movies, TV shows, and sports in a newly immersive way, transporting you from the comfort of your home in the Hinsdale, IL, area to the heart of a story. Keep reading to discover exciting design choices you can incorporate into your home theater upgrade!

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3 Ways to Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with a Home Audio Installation

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Relive your favorite memories with the power of sound!

In the tapestry of our daily lives, entertainment is woven into some of our most cherished memories. They have the power to transport us back in time, evoking the emotions and experiences of days gone by. Whether you want to relive the 80s, the 90s, or go way back to the 50s, our home audio installations allow you to bring back your memories in a simple yet entertaining way. 

In today’s blog, we’ll explore three unique ways home audio can help you relive those special moments in your Lake Geneva, WI, home. Let’s dive in!

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Elevate Your Lifestyle with the Luxury of Motorized Shades

Transform Your Chicago Home with Smart Shading

Can you imagine walking into your Magnificent Mile penthouse, pressing a button, and completely changing the ambiance, night or day? That’s the magic of motorized shades, which can reveal a gorgeous sunset over Lake Michigan or the twinkling lights of the Chicago skyline. Motorized shades are functional window treatments, but also so much more. Explore the many ways motorized shades can elevate your lifestyle below. 

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Experience the Joys of Lutron Lighting

Discover Smart Control Systems that Offer One-Touch Ambiance 

From the invention of the light bulb to today’s voice-activated assistants, the concept of home technology has evolved exponentially over the years. This whirlwind of technological evolution has been a boon for homeowners looking for the latest features and functionality that make home life in Chicago, IL, more luxurious, sophisticated, and convenient.

Below, we’ll delve into what it could be like to live in a home with professionally designed and installed Lutron lighting control technology from Barrett’s. Keep reading!

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High-End Audio: Discover the McIntosh Difference

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Elevate Your Listening Enjoyment

In the world of high-end audio, few names carry as much weight and reverence as McIntosh. For those in Hinsdale, IL, and across all of Chicagoland, who have a penchant for unparalleled sound quality, the allure of McIntosh's legendary performance is undeniable. McIntosh products are revered by audiophiles and music lovers worldwide for their ability to convey the emotion and passion of a musical presentation. From the famous blue power meters to the imposing and iconic styling, McIntosh Labs continues to set the benchmark for high-end audio craftsmanship and sound quality. Learn more about McIntosh below and how it can elevate your listening enjoyment

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Transform Your Space with a Professional Audio Video Installation

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Discover how to take your entertainment to the next level!

In the realm of entertainment, the convergence of audio and video technology has paved the way for captivating cinematic experiences within our homes. If you've ever wanted to replicate the immersive audio and visual quality of a movie theater in your living room, the key lies in professional audio-video installation

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the key features your entertainment system should have to elevate your content-watching experience in Lake Geneva, WI, to new heights. Take a look! 

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5 Smart Home Lighting Scenes to Try Now

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Transform Your Chicago Townhouse with a Single Command 

Imagine arriving home exhausted after a long day of work. As you step into your Lincoln Park townhouse, you're automatically greeted by a warm, inviting atmosphere, with lights and shades set just the way you like them. 

Thanks to smart home lighting scenes, this experience can become your reality. Barrett's Technology Solutions brings you the power of Lutron, a leader in smart lighting control, to create personalized lighting scenes that enhance your lifestyle and bring convenience to your fingertips. 

Let's explore five smart home lighting scenes to try in your Lincoln Park, IL home. 

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Discover a Home Automation Company That Can Do It All!

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Barrett’s Is Here For Forward-Thinking Homeowners

The concept of a smart home has been around for decades, but the futuristic idea of robot-powered homes is off the mark. Instead, a modern smart home offers incredible convenience for everyday living, saving time, adding style, reducing stress, and more, with the simple press of a button or a voice command. 

Below, you’ll discover how working with a premier home automation company like Barrett’s can transform your Lincoln Park, IL, lifestyle. Keep reading for more.

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Keep Your Vacation Home Safe & Comfy with Smart Lighting Control

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Illuminate Your Vacation Home with Ease!

Enjoying your summer vacation home can become even easier when it’s properly illuminated. A professional smart lighting installation and control system can create the ideal relaxation and entertainment space all season and year long.

So how can top-notch lighting keep your Lake Geneva, WI, vacation home safe and comfy? Keep reading below.

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Say Hello to Savant Home Automation!

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With Savant, Your Smart Home Will Be Fully Automated and Smarter Than Ever

Are you ready for a world of unparalleled convenience, efficiency, and luxury? If the answer is yes, nothing beats a Savant home automation system, and our technology integrators at Barrett's Technology Solutions will install it for you. Once we are done, your place in Lake Geneva, WI, will be better, smarter, and more efficient than ever!

In this article, we will explore the remarkable features and benefits of a Savant automation system, highlighting the importance of a professional installation and the invaluable assistance our Savant training videos provide. Read on to find out all about it!

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Empower Your Smart Home with Savant Power

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Thanks to Savant Power, Smart Energy Management Has Never Been Easier!

Your vacation smart home in Lake Geneva, WI, is your pride and joy, but managing it when you are away isn’t always easy. To make matters worse, rising energy bills have been giving you a headache lately, and you are looking for a way to reduce costs and make your place more energy efficient. If this sounds like you, our team of technology integrators at Barrett's Technology Solutions is here to help!

With a new smart energy management system, such as Savant Power, managing your home down to the last circuit has never been easier. In this article, we will learn more about Savant Power systems and the different ways they will optimize energy consumption at your vacation home, whether you are there for the day or not. 

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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

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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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Extend Your Living Space with Beautiful Outdoor Lighting

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Comprehensive Outdoor Lighting Design with Coastal Source and Barrett’s Technology Solutions

As homeowners extended their living spaces and embraced outdoor living, barbecues gave way to full kitchens, and entertainment grew to impressive outdoor TVs and landscape sound systems. Others turned backyards into retreats, an oasis for the soul. Whichever approach appeals to you, there’s one feature that benefits them both—outdoor lighting design

Outdoor lighting has transformed significantly, with today’s manufacturers giving us the ability to create enchanting spaces with lights. While they still extend the gatherings and help keep us safe, they also develop places of immense beauty and mystery. The night is, after all, the time when lights change a space from a pretty landscape to a romantic setting or a lively celebration. 

At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, our design team partners with Coastal Source, the world leader in outdoor lighting and audio. Together, we create the outdoor living area of your dreams. Let’s see how it’s done and how we’re transforming backyards in Lake Geneva, WI, into works of art.

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Enjoy Movie Nights Under the Stars and By the Pool


Bring the Best Entertainment to Your Outdoor Spaces with an Outdoor Home Theater 

As the lines between our outdoor and indoor spaces blur, extending our living areas defines the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Outside kitchens, fireplaces, and furniture seamlessly connect the indoors and the backyard. In many instances, today’s outdoor spaces resemble additions—another room that’s usually one of the most popular in your home. 

These “rooms” are often equipped with the latest outdoor audio and video, creating an entertainment space that rivals its indoor counterpart. The ultimate entertainment in this area is the outdoor home theater that delivers crystal-clear images and all-encompassing surround sound to the great outdoors.

Let’s explore the makings of an outdoor home theater for your Hinsdale, IL, home.

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Relax More with Easy-to-Use Smart Home Technology

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Work with a Smart Home Company Committed to Effortless Living

As a leading smart home company and audio-video expert serving Hinsdale, IL, and the surrounding areas for over five decades, we’ve watched technology evolve dramatically. Today, smart homes offer incredible ease of living once unimaginable. 

Throughout the years, we’ve remained committed to making complex technology simple, providing effortless living for many clients. With one touch or automated scheduling, you control your lights, climate, security, audio-video devices, and more. Better yet, let your smart home do it for you. 

Let’s explore the many possibilities in smart home living and the ease of operation a smart home system provides. 

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How Savant Smart Home Design Improves Your Daily Life

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Step into a Life of Luxury with a Savant Smart Home

Imagine living in a home that adjusted around your preferences and your schedules without having to lift a finger. Your Chicago, IL, home’s lights would always be how you like them, your shades could open and close at the exact right times throughout the day, and you’d have the peace of mind that your home is always secure. 

Sound too good to be true? With a Savant smart home design, this could be your daily reality! Savant’s home automation platform can integrate smart home technology throughout your home into one comprehensive system that makes managing your house easier than ever. Keep reading to learn more about Savant and see how home automation can make your life better every single day.

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