Archive for the ‘Existing Homes & New Construction’ Category

Planning Your New Construction Smart Home

When building your new home it’s critical you make sure it has the capabilities to allow you total control of all of your electronics. The Hub The brain of your home is the wiring, so you want it done correctly. The type of cables and wiring you have is very important because you need to…

Central Vacuum System – Installs and Repairs

Central Vacuum System Technology Central Vacuum Systems have come a long way! From their inception in the late 1800’s, (hard to believe the foresight from over 200 years ago) they have improved tremendously with the changing times and needs of the consumer. Now vendors like VacuFlo have a “Hide-a-Hose” feature that allows you to hide…

If My Residential Contractor Would Have Only Told Me

There’s a saying, “Live and Learn” meaning we learn mostly by living through life’s experiences. Sometimes these are good lessons, and sometimes the lessons are hard enough that we won’t soon forget them! Buying a home ranks as one of the most stressful events in someone’s life. However, if you are building this home instead…

Tips for Picking the Best Home Speaker System

Life is better with music! The oldest instrument ever discovered was a flute made more than 40,000 years ago, a time when other species of hominids still walked the earth. We can only assume that music dates back even further. It’s a part of who we are as human beings. Music Brings Families Together A…

10 Must Haves for the Ultimate Backyard Experience

Summer and the warm weather have arrived in Richmond. If everyone in the family isn’t clamoring to be outside in the backyard, maybe it’s time for an upgrade! But watch out, creating the ultimate backyard experience takes more than a little landscaping. On the other hand, there are some very simple things anyone can do…

Landscape Lighting vs. Architectural Lighting

When it comes to beautifying your property, there are a few different kinds of lighting strategies that can help take a home to the next level. Installing landscape lights and architectural lights can make your home look beautiful, improve safety, and create a fun and inviting outdoor atmosphere. While many use these two terms interchangeably,…

Pros and Cons of Installing DIY Home Theater Equipment

If you’re trying to decide whether or not to install home theater equipment on your own, you may want to ask yourself a few questions before getting started. Do I have the necessary experience to install this sort of equipment? How complicated is the equipment? Will anything need to be hardwired? Do I have the…

Automated Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Outdoor lighting is used for several reasons. We all know that lighting is needed for safety when navigating around your house at night time, and it also helps to draw attention to certain features.  Did you know that RadioRA2 is a great automated lighting system for indoors, and can be used for all of your…