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Home theater systems can do a remarkable job towards achieving a great cinematic experience in your home.

It is all about an intermix effect brought together by the TV or projection screen, the home theater sound, and the overall room decor. These all play a key role in the cinematic experience.

Here are some important main views on what you need for your home theater setup.

TVs- Home theater starts with your TV. A big, clear picture is must-have, and bigger is usually better. Choose 4Kor OLED for the latest TV picture technology, and pay attention to smart TV features if you're interested in streaming content. If you've got a dedicated home theater room and you really want to go big, consider a projector that can produce theater-like images on screens measuring as big as 100" or more.

Projector- A projector is really a two-piece system: the projector and the screen. A Projector screens can be free-standing, wall-mounted, or retractable. You can skip the screen and project movies directly onto a wall. That generally looks OK, but a screen delivers a smoother, more consistent image.

Video sources- Blu-ray players, 4K media players, and smart set-top boxes — these are all examples of video sources that will provide the audio/video content you'll play on your home theater system.Projectors don't include a built-in TV tuner, but they have inputs for connecting a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver or cable box, video game console, or media streamer.

Receivers- A receiver is the center of your home theater system. In addition to providing surround sound processing and the power to drive your speakers, today’s home theater receivers act as a connection hub for all of your of audio/video sources and your TV.

Speakers- Speakers connect to your receiver to produce the sound you’ll hear. A traditional surround sound system consists of at least five speakers plus a powered subwoofer. You have plenty of options when it comes to speakers, from floor-standing towers to in-ceiling models to complete surround sound speaker packages.


Created 03/25/2019

Window coverings seem like the most basic of home elements, but not one we really put a lot of thought into. However, when chosen carefully, window treatments can make a world of difference in your enjoyment of your home, and even affect things like the longevity of your furniture, the quality of sleep you’re getting at night and even the amount of your energy bills. Here is some advice on window treatment for your home.

*Solar shades to reduce glare and harmful UV rays- Another benefit of solar shades is that they are easy to clean with a wet cloth. Select from a variety of textures and fabrics, including eco-friendly bamboo and hemp blends for your home. Strip away heavy window coverings and replace them with simple shades, everyone has their own particular shade and no one seems to want a lot of fabric.

*Window Coverings are Energy Efficient & Save You Money- Draperies, some curtains, shutters and certain blinds provide insulation – especially important if your windows are older. Keep out unwanted cold and heat, and keep your AC-cooled air from going out the window. By controlling the temperature, you also ensure that different parts of your home don’t become uncomfortable from direct sunlight or cold drafts.

*Window Coverings Provide Privacy & Safety- No one is going to feel relaxed in their home, thinking that someone outside is staring at them – no matter how much we love our neighbors. Not to mention, you really don’t want people looking straight into your bedroom or bathroom. Especially if you travel often, for work or leisure, making sure your window coverings don’t allow people to see straight in becomes a safety measure you can’t afford to skip.

*Your Home Looks More Finished and Professionally Designed-Even if you didn’t work with an interior designer on your whole home style, our designers will work with you to make sure your window coverings are a perfect fit for your architecture and your style. Uncovered windows make spaces look unfinished, while carefully chosen window coverings can add charm, elegance, sophistication or even soften an otherwise-hard lined space. The end result will be a much more upscale and complete appearance to every room.

*Increase Your Home’s Value with Custom Window Coverings- Quality, custom-made window coverings stand out from DIY-window coverings for a reason. They’re tailor made for the exact space they fit into. Whether that’s shutters custom-fit for your window or draperies that are installed perfectly and hover just an inch off the floor, you can’t really get the same results with out-of-the-box options.


Created 03/20/2019

It’s smart to go through your closet and reorganize so that you can keep things fresh and clean all year-round, it’s important to have a beautiful closet space to showcase your wardrobe.

Here are some inspiring tips on having a clean organized closet.

  1. Get Rid of What You Don’t Need- Every season, go through every single article of clothing, pair of shoes, and miscellaneous item to make sure you want to keep it. If you don’t use something – discard or donate. This will free up lots of space for only what you truly love.
  2. Incorporate Closet Accessories- Do you have just a basic hanging rack and that’s about it? No wonder your closet is a mess! To truly have a home for each and every single one of your items is key when it comes to keeping a clean and organized closet
  3. Make Your Closet Beautiful-The more beautiful and stylish your closet (or the more your closet speaks to you) the more you’ll want to keep it nice and organized. Whether your home’s aesthetic is modern or more traditional, you have a wide array of choices when it comes to the design of your closet. With a range of available colors and textures – for everything from inserts to countertops to back panels – you’ll get a beautiful, customized closet you’ll love.
  4. The more you add-  Closet doors can elevate and hide away your closet items, and custom lighting can take your ordinary closet to another level with display features and dimmers. Decorative hardware, such as Stainless Steel or Oil-Rubbed Bronze drawer handles, gives your system that finishing touch, whether you want to achieve a sleek statement or add ornamental flair.

Created 03/14/2019

If you’re a pool lover, a pool enclosure is one of the best investments you can make to keep your pool as beautiful as possible. It can keep your pool clean, as well as make outdoor entertaining more comfortable. Of course, having a pool enclosure requires some upkeep here and there.

The combination of the climate, the bugs, and the sun are all what motivate many homeowners in the sunshine state to install a screen pool enclosure.

Here are 5 major benefits of adding a pool enclosure to your Sunshine State property.

1) Better Comfort- Offering a step up in both design and function from other options, pool enclosures are designed for maximum enjoyment and relaxation, you’ll easily unwind and decompress in shady comfort.

2) Pool Enclosures Offer More Shade!- With a pool screen enclosure , the enclosure allows sunlight in, but the amount of shade makes staying by the pool more bearable and less threatening from the sun’s UV rays. You won’t have to worry about reapplying sunscreen on your kids every 30 minutes and battling them to stay dry until it dries.

3) Screen Enclosures Keep Pesky Pests OUT- Pool owners unite with one topic of discussion. Cleaning! And what makes cleaning so tedious? Beetles, Wasps, Bees, Frogs, Spiders, Waterbugs, Snakes, Lizards, Mice, Mosquitos, etc… Even larger animals like raccoons, cats and dogs sometimes find their way into residential pools. Finding those in the water is not fun. That’s a reason why screen enclosures are a genius structure to have around your pool.

4) Easy Maintenance- Similar to awnings in Orlando, pool enclosures block out unsavory elements, leaving you more time to relax and unwind. In addition to keeping dirt out, pool enclosures help discourage algae growth, reduce both water and chemical evaporation, and even save you money on energy costs. That’s because your pool’s filter and other equipment don’t have to work so hard under the shade of an enclosure.

5) Versatile and Customizable-You have many pool screen enclosure design options you can completely customize your pool enclosure so you can control what goes where and what does what. You’re the homeowner. You know your pool and you know your family. You know what you need and what would look best.


Created 03/12/2019

Carving out the right area for an outdoor dining table should be viewed as an opportunity to design a space around your lifestyle, rather than designing your lifestyle around the space.

‚ÄčNo matter the size of your patio, you can create a beautiful outdoor space by following these helpful tips.

1. Refinish the Patio Floor or Deck- It’s important to ensure you have a good blank slate to work with. If you have a wood deck patio – consider staining or painting it. Before applying stain or paint, make sure your deck has been cleaned properly with a deck cleaner

2. Arrange Patio Furniture to Encourage Socializing- Now that your patio is looking shiny and new, it’s time to add some furniture. Think of a patio as an outdoor living room. You want comfortable seating that encourages conversation and flow. For simple patio designs, keep it classic. We love the timeless arrangement of a sofa and two chairs. Place the sofa along the longest wall, and place the chairs in a pair facing the sofa. This arrangement creates a cozy conversation area.

3. Define the Space with a Privacy Screen- Patio designs for small spaces, or large, sometimes require a privacy screen. Not only do they add coverage, but a screen or wall will help define the patio space and add decoration. 

4. Accessorize!- You shouldn’t hesitate to decorate an outdoor space just as you would an indoor space. Add stylish throw pillows to the furniture for extra comfort. If your patio is against the house, consider a decorative wall hanging or vertical garden.

5. Create Ambiance with Lighting -Finally, a good porch needs lighting. Nighttime gatherings will be a very somber affair without the right lights. String lights add a festive element to any gathering. Or for a more professional look, install energy-efficient LED deck step lights for stairs and pathways. If your patio is surrounded by trees and shrubs, consider adding landscape lighting.

 


Created 03/08/2019

Sunrooms add plenty of natural light into adjacent interiors, provide gorgeous views of the yard landscaping, offer comfortable retreats from the cold or rain, create bright living spaces to relax and unwind in the evening.

Natural materials, from concrete, bricks, wood and floor tiles, offer beautiful flooring ideas. Creative and original floor decoration with mosaic tiles or attractive brick patterns can add charming details to sunroom design.

Below are some notes on where to start on your in home sunroom design.

Stick With Bright Colors- Dark colors draw in heat, so a sunroom spattered with blacks, browns or navy blues can feel like an oven on a sweltering summer day. Always look for lighter colors like green, yellow or white for your cushions. Not only will it save your skin but it’ll also give it a more outdoorsy feel.

Spice It Up- Don’t be afraid to add decorations to your design! A lot of sunrooms end up looking bare because they contain only the bare essentials. Hang drapes, add lighting for nighttime enjoyment and feel free to hang paintings on the glass walls if you so desire.

Window Wisdom. Unsurprisingly, windows are the most important part of the sunroom. Make sure to do your research and discuss your sunroom with a building materials expert and your local department of building and safety to ensure you make the best window glass purchase. 

Maintain the surrounding landscaping. Surrounding trees and bushes can damage the exterior of the sunroom if you don’t trim them regularly. Tree branches can scratch the roof and windows, pollen can stain the windows and fallen leaves will clog up the gutters.

Add Interior And Exterior Finishes- To add curb appeal to your home you might consider designing something more suitable than giant glass box on the side of your house. Instead, add interior and exterior finishes that match the design of the rest of your home. As much as you might like to let your creativity run wild, remember that you might have to sell the house someday and a bare or oddly colored sunroom could be an eyesore that brings down the value.


Created 03/05/2019

As you tend to spend more times outdoors in spring and summer, your outdoor room may appear even more attractive while improving your home exterior at the same time. To create ambience, it’s all about choosing the right type of lighting fixture for your backyard.

Here are some lighting ideas to make a better backyard for your home.

1. Make sure to incorporate the three basic types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient lighting can be achieved through hanging lights, post lights, and wall lights. Task lighting includes pathway lights, plus deck and security lights. And you can get accent outdoor lighting with landscape kits and spotlights.

2. Calculating- Before you start shopping, you’ll need to figure out exactly how much lighting you need. To determine how much light a space requires in your backyard.

3. Use LED's- They use far less energy than halogen or incandescent bulbs and they are almost maintenance-free, so you won’t have to change bulbs.

4. Plan Ahead when choosing fixtures- Use a paper template to determine exact placement to review the size before buying. For either the front porch or the back patio, the size of an outdoor wall light should be approximately one-third the height of the door. You also want to make sure you’re choosing sturdy lighting, one that’s made of high-quality and weather-resistant materials. 

5. This can help you decide on which lighting to choose and how place it around your yard. Consider how patio spaces, gardens, and pathways look like from inside your home.

6. Think About Security-Outdoor lighting not only provides ambience, but it can also secure your home. Make sure all entry points of the home are well lit, For added security, illuminate any side of the house in the shadows with spotlights installed on your eaves or use wall lanterns at side doors, windows, and garages.


Created 02/28/2019

Your living room space may be formal, with subtle colors, or casual. Let it reflect the personality of your family through your selection of furnishings, fabrics, accessories and paint colors. Your living room may also connect or link to other areas in your home. Use your paint color to create continuity by extending wall or accent colors into adjoining spaces.

Choosing a bright paint color for your living room walls and pairing it with neutral living room colors can bring energy to a space without being too overwhelming.

Here are some great notes you need to know to pick out a great color for your home.

Pick the Right tone Using the Psychology of Color- In order to make the most of your space, it’s important to understand the effect each color has on a person’s mood. To pick colors that set the right tones for your home.

Select the Right Primer- Primers are formulated to prepare an area for painting by sealing pores, preventing stains and knots and creating a uniform surface. 

Choose Between Oil and Latex Paint- When it comes to choosing the right paint for your home, there are two base options: oil and latex. Oil-based paint- takes longer to dry allowing you more working time, covers more in one coat and goes on smoother than latex paint. Latex-based paint- Is made primarily of water, which means it dries faster, doesn’t yellow over time, is better for the environment and is easily cleaned up with soap and water.

Pick the Right Finish for Your Room- Once you’ve decided on a paint, you’ll have to pick the appropriate sheen or glossiness of the paint, people usually use a lower sheen on walls and higher sheen on trim.

Match the Applicator to the Paint- Selecting the proper applicator for your paint job is just as important as the paint itself. There are two types of brush bristles: natural and synthetic. Natural brushes, made with animal hair, are best used with oil-based paint. Synthetic brushes, which are made from nylon or polyester, should always be used with latex-based paint.

Rollers are fast and easy to use, making them excellent for large surfaces. Like brushes, you should only use synthetic fibers for late.

Pads and sponges hold less paint than brushes and rollers, but are especially helpful with cutting corners and painting areas where walls and ceilings meet.

 


Created 02/25/2019

Customizable Garage are great places for storing work tools, outdoor equipment, miscellaneous items for your home.

In many garages, the space is used inefficiently, which means your belongings end up on the floor, shoved in corners or spilling over shelves. What’s the answer to save your garage from overflowing in a disorganized mess? A system of organization that maximizes the storage capacity of your garage. Here are some to-do list to complete your garage needs.

Car care products cabinet- Organize your auto lubricants, fluids and other items in this simple shelf/work table cabinet. You can mount a fold-up door on special hinges.

 

Gladiator GearTrack- You can mount the horizontal track, then choose suitable hangers and slide them where needed.

Flexible Garage Storage Wall- This storage system solves two challenges: first, how to design storage space for the narrow alley between the garage side wall and your car; and second, how to create a solid mounting surface to hold shelves and hooks that are capable of carrying hundreds of pounds of stuff.

 

Wall Tool Holder- If you have lots of rakes, shovels, brooms and garden tools cluttering your garage, but not a lot of wall to hang them try to screw them to a wall stud at a slight upward angle. Then slide in your tools.

 


Created 02/21/2019
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