5 Tips to Include Technology in Your DesignAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Smart phones and tablets are no longer considered a luxury; they’ve become the communication, entertainment and information hub of our daily lives. They’re our constant, indispensable companions. The same is true of home automation technology, which extends the capabilities of our smart devices to control everything in the home.
This evolution of innovation offers designers the opportunity to blend technology into the design of modern and traditional spaces. “There’s a misconception that technology is best suited only for modern design,” said Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, President of Visbeen Architects. “The reality is technology can transform traditional designs, as well as help preserve them.”
Design meets technology
Good design is a combination of form and function, balancing aesthetics with utility. This can be extended to include home automation technology. A room’s ambiance can be transformed instantly with a single button press from a sleek touch screen. It creates the perfect setting for any activity. It can add excitement to your design, enhance aesthetic elements and accent decorative items. It also gives homeowners the power to further shape the experience of their home.
You don’t need to become a technology expert to achieve this. Interior technology should be explored as early in the process as possible with all parties involved collaborating. The ultimate goal is not only to maintain your vision, but enhance it. The added benefits include: aesthetics, convenience, energy savings, privacy, security, and the “Wow!” factor.
1. Incorporate technology in your design from the beginning
2. Take the lead
3. Work with technology solutions that are scalable and flexible
4. Clean up wall and table clutter
5. Don’t forget the shades
Here are some next steps you can take to design smarter now:
- Download the full article for more details on these important design tips: crestron.com/designsmarter
- Learn more about Crestron home automation solutions at crestron.com/homeautomation
- Discover the benefits of becoming a Crestron Interior Design Partner at crestron.com/IDP
Industry pioneers Kneedler Fauchère celebrate a historic 75th anniversary by reflecting on their her-storic foundation The original showroom located in Jackson…
- September 22, 2023
Save the Date: The 2023 San Francisco Fall Show
The country’s most iconic antique show returns from Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15 at Fort Mason Center for Arts…
- September 20, 2023
Step Virtually Inside the Living by Design Showhouse
The innovative design platform Embello launches its second annual virtual showhouse, Living by Design featuring dream rooms designed by 12 industry…
- September 13, 2023