The Advantages of Using LED Lights in Your Home
Showcase your décor with LED lights. Unlike harsh fluorescents or hot incandescent bulbs, LEDs offer more flexibility and natural lighting for the different areas of your home. They are cool to the touch and tunable. You can place them anywhere and change their color temperature and intensity to complement your lighting needs. The result is an interior space that glows the way you want it.
Discover the difference that LED light fixtures and bulbs can make in your Portland or Southern Maine home. In this blog, we’ll discuss the four benefits of switching to LED lights.
Considering Smart Shades? Learn Why They Are the Perfect Choice for Your Home
If you’re trying to make your home smart, why not start with your window shades? It’s just one of the many ways you can add luxury and convenience to your life. Motorized window treatments in your Portsmouth, NH, home allow you to enjoy complete light control without dealing with cords and rods. Just press a button or program them to operate automatically, and you’ll never worry about touching your shades again.
Smart window treatments come in so many colors, shapes, sizes, and varieties. Choose one that suits your décor, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of having complete light control. Read our blog to learn how motorized window treatments improve the comfort of your home and quality of life.
The Right Lighting Design Creates a Warm and Inviting Outdoor Living Space After Sunset
The warm weather that arrives in Portland and southern Maine every summer lures us to the outdoors for al fresco dinners, a dip in the pool, and late-night stargazing with loved ones. This season, why not add some pizzazz to your backyard activities with beautiful landscape lighting?
Beyond helping you see after sunset, landscape lighting can create a unique ambiance that’s perfect for entertaining. Illuminate your popular gathering spaces, like the pool and patio, and use decorative lighting to extend your style outside.
SmartHome Solutions, Inc. is a professional landscape lighting company that works with Coastal Source to create custom outdoor lighting designs for all types of homes. Explore some ideas for your own backyard below!
How to Experience Luxurious Living by Making Your Home Smarter
Technology is all around us, and it’s always advancing. From smartphones and computers to smart cars and products powered by artificial intelligence, you depend on modern technology more than you may realize. However, there’s one area where you may have missed out: a smart home! It’s time to simplify your life and enjoy the amazing convenience that home automation has to offer.
By optimizing your home in Freeport, ME, through smart home design, you enjoy the ease of seamlessly controlling your lights and motorized shades, security system, home media, outdoor AV, and so much more. Experience effortless living by upgrading your home with cutting-edge smart solutions from top manufacturers like Savant and Lutron. Whether you want to incorporate smart home technology in a renovation or redesign of your home, read our blog to see why a smart home is a smart choice.
These SunBriteTV and Séura Models Are Your Top Contenders
TVs aren’t commonly seen in backyards for a big reason: TVs for the indoors are not made for outdoor use. Not only would their screens be nearly impossible to see due to sun glare, but their performance would quickly deteriorate from weather, temperature, and UV rays.
Fortunately, your dreams of outdoor entertainment can still come true with displays from SunBriteTV and Séura, the leaders in outdoor waterproof TVs. Enjoy the warm weather in Kennebunkport and southern Maine paired with your favorite movies, shows, and sports!
SunBriteTV and Séura offer different models for different outdoor environments, from fully shaded areas to spaces directly exposed to the sun. Read on to decide which models may be best for your outdoor environment.
Explore Outdoor Speaker Brands That Offer Attractive, Weatherproof, and Long-lasting Products
Summer is coming up, which means there will soon be plenty of time to enjoy your York home’s outdoor spaces. There are so many ways to savor the warm weather outside — you can cook a fresh summer meal in your outdoor kitchen with your family, or have a relaxing dip in your pool after a long day. What can make every activity in your home’s outdoor space better? Having an outdoor speaker system that gives you the best sound quality — so you can experience music, shows, movies, sports, and more every time you feel like relaxing outside.
Here are outdoor speakers from three of our top brands to amp up the outdoors of your Coastal Maine home.
Our Home Networking Solutions and Support Ensure Reliable Connectivity Indoors and Out
Now more than ever, families are spending extended time at home and putting strain on their home networks as kids take on e-learning and parents work remotely. Our home networking professionals want to help you stay connected when it matters most, but not just indoors. Be sure to get some air by taking your video meetings to the backyard with a reliable outdoor Wi-Fi installation.
Whether you’re working or just surfing the web, you should be able to expand your digital activities outside to take advantage of the sun and excuse yourself from a crowded home. Our home networking solutions and monitoring services ensure reliable connectivity indoors and out for properties in Kennebunkport and southern Maine.
Read on to learn the importance of a reliable home network throughout your entire property, as well as how we can help bring that connectivity outside.
SmartHome Solutions, Inc. Will Stay Open as a Federally Mandated Essential Business
As businesses close throughout the country to aid in social distancing and halting the spread of COVID-19, we have been designated by the government as an essential business that may remain open to support our community during this time. That being said, we’re not conducting business as usual. Your safety is greatly important to us, which is why we’ve implemented special steps to protect clients and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. You can explore the steps we’ve taken here.
The team at SmartHome Solutions is keeping an eye on all the latest news about the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and around the world, and we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our employees, clients and community safe during this time. Health precautions and protocols in line with WHO and CDC directives are taking place throughout our organization to reduce the spread of disease. Every day our team reviews up-to-date recommendations to ensure we’re doing everything we can to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Combat Seasonal Depression Within Your Coastal Maine Home
Do you ever find yourself getting a little blue during the colder, wintry months? The sun isn’t shining for nearly as long as it does during spring and summer, we’re all cooped up indoors more often to avoid the cold weather, and it leaves us feeling a bit down.
Some call it the winter blues. Others call it seasonal depression; it is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) identifies it as a type of depression that is caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain prompted by less sunlight in winter and shorter daylight hours.
The lack of light dramatically affects our mood, interfering with our daily functioning. By incorporating circadian lighting into your Boothbay, ME home lighting control system, you can make the lighting in your home human-centric, helping to positively impact your mood throughout the day. Keep reading to learn more!
Crestron Brings Customized Automation to Your Kennebunkport Smart Home
Did you know we offer Creston as another control solution for your home? Crestron is the pinnacle of custom home automation solutions. With their latest Crestron Home experience, we can provide the most intuitive smart technology experience customized to you and your family’s needs in Southern Maine.
The smart home solutions available are nearly endless – lighting, shading, whole-home audio, security, and more – and they can all integrate into one easy to use Crestron system in your Kennebunkport, ME home. You can see Crestron in action in our designer showroom, too.
Keep reading to learn more about how Crestron can transform your property.
Discover How Lighting Can Improve Health and Wellness
Longtime residents in bucolic coastal Maine like to talk about the good old days when life was simpler, and there was less technology to deal with. While life may indeed be faster and more complex in this modern world, it’s also true that innovations in technology have vastly improved our lives.
One of these wonderful technologies is LED lighting. First, it revolutionized computer and TV screens, and it is now revolutionizing home lighting. Not only is it far more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent technologies, but there are new features that can make LED lighting adapt to a more natural state when living indoors.
A recent development has been the introduction of tunable LED lighting systems into residential environments – lights that shift throughout the day to adjust to our circadian rhythms.
From ecological friendliness to wellness, keep reading to see the advantages that LED Light fixtures can bring to your Kennebunkport home.
Entertain Guests With Movies and Music that Play Seamlessly Throughout Your Home at Your Command
Another holiday season has begun, which means there’s another holiday party to plan! However, hosting any seasonal get-together can take away from quality time with loved ones if you are running around to make sure the music is still playing in the living room or the kids are still entertained upstairs.
Make the most of your holiday parties in Rye, New Hampshire and throughout southern Maine with a multi-room audio video system that puts whole-home entertainment in the palm of your hand so you can stop making the rounds to adjust music and media in every room. Read on to explore the magic of multi-room AV for your holiday parties.
Explore the Solutions That Are Shaking Up Traditional Home Theater Designs
Our team attended another year of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo which showcases a wide variety of innovative products in home entertainment, security, smart home systems, and more.
Of all the impressive products and solutions on display during the three-day tradeshow, we were particularly intrigued by the latest innovations in home theater design. Below, we’ll highlight a few notable trends showcased at CEDIA that are shaking up the traditional home theater design seen in homes across Portland and southern Maine today. Get the details below.
We Keep Your Smart Devices Running Smoothly with OvrC Remote Monitoring and Support
It’s that time of year again when homeowners across Ogunquit and southern Maine prepare for upcoming winter travels to warmer climates. Spending relaxing time away from the prolonged cold is quite a luxury, but leaving your smart home vacant can spark unwanted stress when you’re not there to keep an eye things.
That’s where our team at SmartHome Solutions, Inc. can help. We offer smart home monitoring services for remotely managing, configuring, and troubleshooting your connected devices to ensure everything continues running smoothly while you’re away. Learn how we can grant you ensured peace of mind all season long by reading below.