Thursday, August 16th 2012
Kitchen Design Ideas For Audio, Video & Home Automation
Posted by Jim Drury
Category: Kitchen Design
Here is a fantastic "new" product and kitchen design idea from one of our local partners – Remote Audio / Video - a great new home automation product, Control4. This home automation product has proven to be a cost-efficient way to bring full-function home automation to your home during your kitchen remodeling project. Connecting through Wi-Fi from your Internet, Control4 puts you in control of your entertainment systems, lighting, thermostats, home theater, home security, and a myriad of other home automation functions.
Integrating Home Automation In Kitchen Design
Written by Natalie Jump, Manager – Remote Audio / Video - A/V and home automation specialists
Control4 has proven to be a wonderful product that lets you start as small or as big as you’d like. You can begin with one room and expand over time. Best of all, just because it’s affordable, it doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice performance. The capabilities are endless and expansion is easy.
It all starts with a controller, the central hub of every Control4 system. This controller gives you the power to control and automate virtually any home function, including your home theater, music, lighting, temperature, security system and more. You can start with just controlling lighting, music and video in your kitchen design and expand by adding control of your home security and motorized shared a year later if you like. Even six months after that, you can still add control on your thermostats and garage door. That’s the beauty of this system. You can keep building until you’ve automated every home function, all on your personal timeline.
In the kitchen, you might prefer an elegant in-wall touch screen that makes it easy to control your lighting, watch TV, or listen to your favorite music from your iPod or satellite music stations. Or with the MyHome app, you can control everything from your Apple devices like the iPad, iPhone or Mac.
You can also use Android based devices or your PC/Laptop. With Control4 you can open the shades, dim the lights, lock the doors, turn up the heat, and arm the alarm - all from a handheld device. The intuitive, elegant user interface, which is virtually the same on all devices, makes it easy to use by everyone. For the family room, you may prefer a remote that gives you control right from your TV.
Control4 makes it easy for you to control almost every aspect of your home no matter where you are, and works perfectly on kitchen remodeling projects. This home automation system makes your life more comfortable, more efficient, and more secure and is easy to add to any home remodeling project through your home’s Wi-Fi internet connection.
To see Control4 in action and other new kitchen design ideas visit our Glen Ellyn Kitchen design studio at 512 N. Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL. Or, schedule an appointment with one of our talented Chicago kitchen designers to discuss your kitchen design ideas.