The Combined Power of Smart Home Automation and Design

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Creating a Smart Home from a Designer’s Perspective

In Highlands, NC, many of you have heard about the incredible technological advancements in smart home automation. What was once unimaginable is now a part of everyday life for many people as the smart home market continues to increase at a remarkable pace.

Today, our homes prepare for us in advance. They greet us in the morning with shades that raise to let in the first rays of the sun and welcome us when we return home with beautiful landscape lighting, music playing through our home and yard, and the spa perfectly heated. The latest smart homes are limited only by one’s imagination.

Some who have yet to dip their toes into the sea of automated possibilities are concerned about what this technology will do to the aesthetics of their homes. Will it distract from their unique design elements with bulky audio-video equipment and wiring?

The good news is that, with the right integrator, smart technology enhances your home’s design, taking it to a level that exceeds your greatest expectations. At Kasted Design Group, we’re a team of architectural designers and automation experts who excel at what we do—creating smart homes from our unique design-minded approach—whether a few automated features or an integrated smart home. 

Let’s explore a few of the many possibilities in today’s world of intelligent home design.

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Why Savant A Leading System For Whole-Home Audio

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Intuitive control and accessible media servers make Savant stand out from the rest

Listen to your favorite music in every room of your home! And enjoy one-touch control of all your playlists from your smart device of choice. High-end speakers and a Savant home automation system make this possible. In addition, media servers allow you to play high-quality music from streaming services and your own personal collection. Read on to learn why you should partner with a Savant dealer to bring a whole-home audio system into your Cashiers, NC, home.

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Installing An Outdoor Sound System

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Learn why it is best to trust the experts with your outdoor AV installations

Is your backyard ready for entertaining this summer season? Take your outdoor spaces to the next level with an outdoor audio-video system that brings all of your favorite media outside. Setting up a speaker system outdoors might seem simple, but a professional installation is the best way to get a high-performing, immersive audio experience. If your DIY system has problems, it might be time to call an expert for help.

Read on to learn how to avoid three mistakes that homeowners make when bringing an outdoor sound system to their Asheville, NC, properties.

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Human-Centric Lighting Design: What Is It?

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How a Tunable Lighting System Creates a Pleasant Environment in Your Home

If you’re a luxury homeowner, then the days of controlling your lights and shades manually are far behind you. Now, smart home automation gives you seamless control of every connected technology in your Cashiers, NC, home. It’s easy to adjust the lights, raise and lower the motorized shades, and stream music through your whole-home audio system— simply by tapping an icon.

However, your living experience can be even better than using smart control. Human-centric lighting design includes smart control, but you can change the color and intensity of the lights to complement the activity, event, time of day, and even your mood. The result is a lighting design that elevates the atmosphere of your home and your well-being. Read more to see how it works.

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