Motorized Shades Offer Effortless Control of Daylight and Privacy

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Lutron's Elegant Wireless Palladiom Line Is the Perfect Solution for Existing Homes

Imagine waking up to the first rays of sunshine peering in through shades slowly rising. As the day progresses, your window coverings automatically raise and lower, letting in the diffuse light of the sun that brings beauty and natural light while limiting the direct UV rays that harm furniture and floors. Your electric light responds, dimming and brightening based on the available daylight. When it’s time for the family dinner, one tap on a touchscreen lowers the shades in perfect unison, offering privacy. 

A life of luxury. 

Motorized shades offer ease of living and convenience once unimaginable. No more pulling on cords to close shades when the sun shines on your computer screen or missing another sunset because you’re preoccupied. We can program shades to raise and lower based on preset schedules or set up sensors that detect changes in temperature and direct sunlight. The result is the perfect environment and level of light throughout the day. 

Even better? Today’s motorized shades come in numerous styles and over 1,000 fabrics, enhancing any home’s aesthetics. At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we partner with Lutron, the industry leader in lighting and shade control. Let’s look at one of their most popular motorized shades—the Palladiom line—and what it can offer your home in Chicago, IL.

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Experience the Immersive Cinematic Image at Home

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Bring Your Home Theater to Life with the Latest Sony 4K HDR Projector

If you’ve searched “home theaters” on the internet, you’ve undoubtedly seen every type of home theater design, from red velvet curtains and plush, reclining tiered movie seats to sectionals and loveseats designed for comfort and casual viewing. You’ll find home theaters that incorporate pool tables and arcade games and even outdoor theaters by the pool. 

What the best of these have in common is the bigger-than-life viewing experience with crystal-clear images and brilliant colors. At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we specialize in home theater design, installation, and automation in Hinsdale, IL, and the surrounding areas. With flat-screen TVs growing in size and projectors increasing in image quality, we are often asked which display we recommend. 

Let’s explore the options and one of our recommended brands.

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4 Things to Consider for Your Media Room Installation

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Design Your Media Room for the Way You Use It

We've talked before about media rooms as entertainment SUVs. The ever-popular SUV is prized for its carry-anything, go-anywhere versatility. The media room can be an equally versatile entertainment center, just as comfortable when hosting a Bears watch party on a Sunday afternoon as enjoying family movie night with the latest Marvel epic. So what does that mean for your media room installation

Your media room doesn’t need to follow any rules. Not that you needed to follow them anyway. To some, home theaters are more "formal" entertainment spaces, while media rooms are more fluid. In other words, anything goes in media rooms. It can be a home theater-esque space with fixed theater lounge seating or a more freeform game room. Regardless of which way you want to roll, you get to decide what setup is right for you. And along that line, if you are considering a media room project, here are some things to spark some ideas for your "SUV" entertainment space in your Chicago, IL home. 

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Can Your Home Network Meet Your Family’s Needs?

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Ensure a Robust Home Network and a Reliable Internet Connection for Work, Studying and Fun 

Our homes have become technology powerhouses, with the number of connected devices increasing almost exponentially. Today, your average U.S. home has about 16 connected devices. When you add smart home automation, the hybrid workforce, video conferencing, and the kids returning to school, it’s clear we ask a lot of our home network.

If you have continued adding internet-connected devices without upgrading, you may be experiencing signs that suggest it’s time for an enterprise-grade home networking solution in your home in Naperville, IL. Let's look at the signs and the solutions that will ensure your family stays connected while doing online schoolwork and enjoying 4K streaming movies over the weekend. 

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