Transforming Rooms with a Single Touch
One of the home's great aesthetic features is the wall of windows that provide amazing views of Piedmont Park. However, all that natural light makes it very hard to view a projector screen, not to mention heats up the home considerably during the late afternoon hours.
Our solution was to install automatic shades and a projector screen that drop in from the ceiling with the push of a single button, transforming day to night in under a minute. We also took things a step further and programmed the shades to come down automatically from 3pm to 6pm when the sun was at its worse, decreasing the energy required to keep the house cool.
Out of Sight, Blows Your Mind
The previous owners of the home had speakers installed in the living room, but they were large, exposed, and an eyesore. The new owners wanted a more minimal aesthetic approach to their whole house audio, without losing audio quality while watching TV or playing music for a party. See the difference in the before and after photos above.
We had our work cut out for us with this request, but our team came up with a creative solution to mount new and improved speakers behind the drywall in the ceiling, as well as a subwoofer in the wall behind the couch. The sound is simply amazing, and with no exposed speakers or wiring the owners were beyond thrilled with how everything turned out.
So Many Remotes, So Little Time
The owners inherited a pretty complex audio/video situation, complete with multiple remotes, disjointed receivers, and an overload of hardware they didn't need. All of this resulted in a system that was hard to use, requiring multiple interactions for simple tasks such as watching TV.
Using the Control4 smart home automation platform, consolidation was the name of the game. Now, everything from audio to video is controlled with a single remote and can also be controlled right from a smartphone app or a touch panel on the wall. We were able to get rid of over half the hardware while adding additional automation in the process, such as separate exterior and interior audio zones, a smart security and surveillance system, and an irrigation system tied in to the app as well.
Phase 1 of The Cube is complete, and the homeowners were so pleased that we are now scoping out Phase 2, which will bring even more automation and audio/video upgrades. Feel free to browse the gallery of this beautiful home below, and keep an eye out for Phase 2 images in the near future.