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Who’s Watching Over Your Smart Home?

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Safeguard Your Home and Family with a Professional Video Surveillance Installation


Few truths have withstood centuries of human history better than “life is complicated.” And so, we turned to technology to make things simpler. Unfortunately, many have found that it actually makes life even more complicated. But SimpleHome changes everything!

As our name indicates, at SimpleHome we are all about simplifying your home life through smart technologies and their integration into your everyday activities. We make it easy to interact with your home. Most importantly, we offer technology that keeps your family safe. We do this with a video surveillance installation

Protect your home and monitor everything on your property right from a tablet or smartphone. From watching your kids walk through the front gate or sleeping through the night, the peace of mind that comes from protecting your family, even when you are not there, is unparalleled. Here are three reasons why installing a surveillance video system at home will simplify your life and save you time and money in the long run.

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3 Things You Need for the Ultimate Whole-Home Audio System

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Bring the fun and joy of music to every corner of your home!

With the holiday season arriving soon, homeowners in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas are preparing their homes for parties that come with the most wonderful time of the year. One of the best ways to get your spaces ready for countless nights of memorable gatherings is to ensure your guests are always entertained and your home provides a cheerful atmosphere. 

At simpleHome, we believe there’s no better way to achieve a fun and festive mood than with music. Whether you like to play Christmas carols as soon as Halloween ends or prefer a classic party playlist, you can be sure that adding a whole-home audio system to your residence is the best way to go. 

This blog explores three elements you must have to get the ultimate whole-home audio installation – keep reading below!

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A Brief History of Lighting

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How the Lutron-Ketra Alliance Gives You the Best in Architectural Lighting Design

What makes a space unique? Its dimensions, layout, colors, and textures all spring to mind. But what about its lighting? At simpleHome, we have been helping clients simplify their lives through smart technologies. Architectural lighting design is an integral part of our process. 

We understand the role lighting plays in defining every space in your home and the complexities that lie beyond something as seemingly simple as a lightbulb. That’s why we focus on brand partnerships to bring the best of lighting engineering and design into every one of our projects. 

Here is a brief history of two of our favorite brands and how they combine the past and present of lighting into the perfect design for your home in Lexington, MA or the surrounding area.

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What’s Needed for a Successful Lighting Design?

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Integrate Tunable Lighting Fixtures, Automated Shades and Customized Control 

Think of the last time you noticed the lighting in a room. Often, it's only when it has a negative impact that it's top of mind. For example, it's too dim to read your book comfortably or so bright that it's causing a glare on your screen. 

A lighting design is all about creating lighting that blends so perfectly with your home and lifestyle, it almost becomes invisible. Our team of architects drafts tailor-made plans for our clients in Newton, MA and Greater Boston that incorporate automated shades, high-end light fixtures and seamless control. 

When these features come together effectively, your lighting works to bring out decor and enhance your well-being. This blog highlights the role of each in providing the perfect illumination. 

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Elegant Lighting Design with Lutron and Ketra

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Features That Enhance Your Home’s Beauty

When it comes to an elegant home lighting design, it’s hard to match the luxurious look Lutron and Ketra bring to your home. Mixing and matching various lighting solutions allows you to create a layered light pattern that brings depth and ambiance to every room.

Together, Lutron and Ketra give homeowners sophisticated lighting options and deliver beautiful elements that add comfort and intrigue to your home’s design. There are many ways to use these brands, whether for ceiling fixtures, dimmer switches, or keypad mounts. You’ll enjoy the distinguished look a well-planned lighting design brings to your Boston, MA area home.

Continue reading to learn more about how to use products from Lutron and Ketra to enhance your rooms.

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How a Lighting Control System Makes Your Life Happier & Healthier

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Transform your indoor spaces completely with Ketra and Lutron 

Integrating a world-class lighting control system is the first step to creating more comfortable and welcoming spaces at home. Whether you want to enhance your interior design or set the mood for special occasions, a smart lighting system will effectively and beautifully transform your home. At simpleHome, we partner with Lutron and Ketra to create the ultimate indoor lighting experience.

Keep reading our blog to learn more about the perks of adding this sophisticated lighting solution to your home in Boston, MA.

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Design a Surround Sound System That Makes an Impact

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Learn How to Turn Your Favorite Films into Brand-New Experiences

At simpleHome, we design impactful, smart solutions for homeowners in Weston, MA and throughout the Greater Boston area. And that includes home audio-video. For instance, you don’t even need to make a trip to the cinema to experience the perks of a surround sound system that enhances your film-watching experience.

If you’re a movie-lover, upgrading your home with a surround sound system makes your free time and each moment spent with friends and family even more fun. We work with some of the best technology companies, so we can integrate audio solutions that make your favorite movies and TV shows even more memorable. 

Keep reading to learn more about what simpleHome can do for your home entertainment experience. 

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Mix Entertainment & Beauty with a Luxury Framed TV

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Bring more elegance and sophistication to your home without compromising the fun of your entertainment experience!

Adding a world-class AV system to your home can do wonders to enhance your entertainment. For example, a sharper quality picture, more realistic colors and a truly immersive experience are just a few benefits of integrating the latest TV installations. 

We understand, however, that many homeowners might be reluctant to incorporate certain devices, as they are concerned about bulky installations intruding into their spaces and disrupting their peace. Well, no worries! With us, that will never be a problem. 

The experts at SimpleHome can integrate framed TVs into your projects, so you can not only enjoy upgraded networking or one touch solutions for the home, but also a superior entertainment experience, without messing with the style and beauty of your interior design. Keep reading to learn more about the high-tech solutions that will elevate your home entertainment and aesthetics in Boston, MA.

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Design the Perfect Work-from-Home Space

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Conference Room Technology for Your Home Office

Working from home has become a standard company offering for many people. It’s the new norm! Still, some people struggle with network connection issues, poor audio-video setups, lighting problems, and a work environment that isn’t conducive for productivity and concentration. 

If you have the opportunity to work from home, take the time to work with a professional consultant from simpleHome to help you elevate your home workspace with conference room technology, giving you the most enjoyable and efficient place to work. Continue reading to see how simpleHome can add value to your workspace in Boston, MA, and surrounding areas.

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The 4 Top Technologies You Need for Stellar Outdoor Entertainment

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Enhance the fun of your outdoor spaces with these innovative smart home technologies!

Creating enjoyable alfresco spaces should be a priority for all luxury homeowners. Spending time outdoors is a great way to keep your body and mind healthy, but it also enhances every activity in your natural surroundings: food is tastier, drinks are more refreshing, and simple backyard gatherings with a few friends become unforgettable memories.

Want to bring more fun to your lifestyle in Wellesley, MA? Reach out to simpleHome to integrate an outdoor entertainment system! Our experienced professionals are ready to incorporate the highest-quality technologies to take your entertainment experience to the next level in your home. Keep reading to learn more!

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Make Your Home Comfy and Beautiful with Window Treatments

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Create the perfect ambiance in any season with motorized window treatments!

When you think about the smart home features that enhance your lifestyle, automated window treatments probably are not the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, this subtle element is a great way to create more comfortable and private spaces while maintaining a stylish home. 

At simpleHome, we partner with Hunter Douglas, a leader in the shading industry, to deliver only the highest quality window treatments to enhance your everyday life. Keep reading this blog and learn how our motorized shading solutions can help you design more enjoyable spaces in your Weston, MA, home.

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Here’s Why You Need to Incorporate Automated Shades ASAP

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Enhance the beauty of your spaces while increasing comfort & convenience!

Whenever you think about the newest upgrades you can do around your home to elevate your experience, how frequently do you think of automated shades? Due to their subtle nature, probably not too often. Still, you should never underestimate how much luxury and convenience high-quality motorized window treatments can bring to your home.

In this blog, we’ll give you three important reasons you need to call simpleHome and integrate automated shades into your home right now, no matter where you are in the Greater Boston area!

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Need Top-Level AV Installations? Trust simpleHome!

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Enjoy The Whole Experience Of Enhancing Your Entertainment With Our World-Class Service.

Summer is the perfect time to enhance your home entertainment. With the kids home 24/7, families spend much more time together, and enjoying movies, TV shows and video games are among the most popular entertainment activities. 

But before you get the snacks and drinks ready, you need to integrate industry-leading AV solutions to create a high-quality experience at your home in Boston, MA, or the greater area. For this, you will need a professional AV company that guides you seamlessly through the whole process. Keep reading our blog to discover why simpleHome is the tech firm you are looking for!

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Elevate Your Home Entertainment with an Outdoor TV

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Enjoy your alfresco spaces even more by adding outdoor video. 

Summer is just around the corner! And with this in mind, it’s important to prepare your home for sunny days, playing sports with your kids, grilling out with the family, or hosting fancy cocktail parties under the stars. Enhance every activity in your backyard, terrace, or patio by integrating home entertainment with an outdoor TV installation

The experts at simpleHome are ready to install the best entertainment technology to elevate every alfresco experience in your Boston, MA, home. Keep reading our blog to learn more about the benefits of an outdoor TV.

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This is What Your Life Could Look Like in a Smart Home!

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Enjoy a lifestyle of luxury and comfort with a home automation system 

Imagine a home that is perfectly designed to satisfy your every need: a house that knows exactly what you need to start your mornings the right way and creates the perfect environment for you to feel happy and inspired throughout the day. Doesn’t it sound dreamy? Brace yourself, because at simpleHome, we can make it a reality! 

With our home automation system solutions, you effortlessly have full control of your surroundings and create an ambiance filled with luxury and convenience in your Cape Cod, MA, home. Keep reading our blog to learn more about this sophisticated lifestyle! 

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4 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Space with Whole-Home Audio

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Enjoy the sunshine of springtime with a whole-home audio system!

Enjoying your home doesn’t have to be limited to your indoor spaces. Spending time in your backyard, patio, or terrace is a great way to keep yourself healthy, change your routine, and have some fun with your family and friends. Add a whole-home audio system and enjoy from work to entertainment in your beautiful outdoor space. Keep reading to learn more about the unique and fun alfresco activities you can do without leaving your Cape Cod, MA home.

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3 Ways You Can Elevate Your Home with Smart Lighting Control

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Create a Newer, Better Lifestyle with Our Lighting Control Solutions

Proper lighting is a key element to enjoying a better indoor living experience. With today’s technology, lighting is no longer just to keep your home illuminated at night. It is also a great tool to build the right environment for you to work, rest and have fun with family and friends. 

As a leading smart home integrator in Boston, MA, simpleHome can help you enjoy an enhanced lifestyle through automation. Keep reading our blog to discover how smart lighting control systems in your home create a better experience for you and your loved ones.

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Better Together: How We Built a Stronger Team to Enhance Our Service

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SimpleHome stems from the idea that we can create a stronger company with top-level services when great teams work together. 

Collaboration is at the heart of innovation and business success no matter the industry. When you bring in new personnel to a team, they bring differing perspectives and experience. We believe that those differences are what make us stronger, and that’s how SimpleHome was born!

By combining the experienced staffs from Audio Video Design and Sounds Good Corporation, we were able to craft a team of experts prepared to collaborate on delivering a first-class product and client experience. Not only that, but with an experienced group of project managers—SimpleHome is even better prepared to follow best practices when it comes to working with builders, architects, designers and of course, the homeowner! 

Below we outline the tiered service options that make SimpleHome stand out while explaining the Audio Video Design and Sound Good Corporation merger that made us become the go-to choice when choosing a home automation company in Boston, MA.

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What are the Best Home Automation Ideas?

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What are the Best Home Automation Ideas?

It is imperative to make the right decisions when beginning your home automation project. However, it is not easy since there are hundreds of ideas on building the ultimate smart home or entertainment center. As a result, we review and speak about the top ideas that bring the most value for our clients.

 

What to Consider When Starting Your Smart Home Project?

The best ideas to implement are the ones that automate and allow you to control the crucial components of your home intuitively. Generally, we consider the elements listed below critical:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Network
  • Lighting
  • Shading
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Security

Furthermore, home automation ideas involving integrating the technologies under one control system are fundamental. These solutions increase the usability of your technologies and allow you to control them from anywhere. In addition, solutions that seamlessly blend your electronics into your home and give you greater degrees of customization are excellent ideas.

 

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How to Plan & Select Your Home Theater Seating

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The Right Choices Can Make or Break Your Viewing Experience

Seating is a vital element in home theater design. Generally, homeowners spend hours researching the best audio-video solutions and overlook the comfortability of their media room. As a result, audio-video components are not the only factor in creating the ultimate home theater experience.

Like any other room in your home, a home theater only adds value if you want to spend time there. Not only should technology be top-flight, but the room should also be comfortable, suit the way you live, and reflect your style. The proper seating for your home theater will ensure not only that you have the best vantage point for viewing, but it will create a space that you want to unwind in. Below, we offer insight into planning your home theater and how to select the best seating.

 

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What Key Functionalities Should My Home Theater Include?

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Roy, the technician assigned to the work at my home, was simply amazing - so kind, smart, considerate and the utmost customer-oriented person.
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SimpleHome did a fantastic job for us. Helped us design, spec and install two relatively complex TV and A/V installations.
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