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.
Experience a Wide Variety of Smart Home Technology from Industry-Leading Brands
At SmartHome Solutions, Inc. we believe the best way to understand how technology weaves into the fabric of your life is by experiencing it for yourself. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our local home technology showroom for homeowners across Maine and New Hampshire.
When you visit our brand-new showroom, you’ll see firsthand how we blend technology with design, creating unique experiences that make your life more enjoyable, convenient, and secure throughout Kennebunk and beyond. Read on to learn more about what you can expect when you take a tour of our showroom.
From Apps and Remotes to Voice Control, Each Is Designed with You in Mind
Homeowners in Cumberland County, ME and beyond are increasingly outfitting their properties with smart technology for the convenience, security, and luxury it adds to their lifestyles. If you haven’t yet invested in a home automation system, chances are you’ve at least thought about it and are doing your research to decide if it’s a good fit for you and your family.
As an experienced Savant dealer, we could go on about the benefits of home automation, but we’ll focus on one standout feature in this blog: A home automation system offers personalized control from a wide range of devices that are each designed with you in mind. Below, we’ll explore all the ways you can control your Savant home to help you decide which option or options are best for you.
Explore Each to Decide Which Is Best for Your Multi-Room Audio System
There are many different ways to enjoy music at home, but nothing compares to streaming your favorite tunes effortlessly throughout the home at the touch of a button. This intuitive and immersive soundscape solution is made possible with a robust multi-room home audio system.
But deciding what you want out of a multi-room home audio system is just the beginning. Among the many choices you’ll need to make to ensure you receive a superior listening experience is choosing which type of speaker setup is best for you and your home in the Kennebunkport, Maine area. To help you get started, our team at SmartHome Solutions, Inc. has listed our two favorite types of home audio solutions below.
This Patented Lighting System Offers Endless Possibilities for a Beautiful Yard
The effort put toward both the design and maintenance of your home’s landscaping should be significant. Not only does a beautiful exterior make outdoor gatherings and relaxation more enjoyable, but it also boosts curb appeal and increases the value of your home in the York County, Maine area.
When you incorporate a personalized landscape lighting system by Coastal Source throughout your outdoor spaces, you can make an impact even after the sun sets with beautiful light that not only illuminates your foliage and exterior architecture but also turns on and off on its own.
In this blog, we’ll explore what sets Coastal Source apart from the competition and the benefits you’ll receive from their landscape lighting solutions. Get the details below!
Here Are Three Outdoor Audio Solutions to Consider for Your Home
Whether you’re exercising, gardening, or hosting a get-together in the backyard, everything is better with a personal soundtrack. Imagine blasting Jimmy Buffett by the grill or a custom playlist as you float in the pool. With an outdoor sound system added to your Coastal Maine home in Ogunquit or beyond, you’ll spend more time than ever outdoors. Our busy schedules can hinder our ability to relax and soak up vitamin D, but outdoor speakers are incentive enough for us to get outside and enjoy the warmer seasons even more.
Wondering which brands are best for your property? When selecting an outdoor sound system, you need to be sure the quality can withstand the test of time as it endures the snow, rain, cold and heat that Coastal Maine is subject to. Have an indoor music setup? We will help ensure your outdoor audio can connect to the rest of your speakers and audio sources for the best experience!
Keep reading to discover the brands we’ve partnered with at SmartHome Solutions, Inc. and what your household can anticipate with an added outdoor sound system.
Our Smart Home Monitoring Services Make Coming Home Easier Than Ever
Spring has officially arrived! And while it may still be cold in York County and throughout Coastal Maine, the coming warmer weather is bringing the snowbirds back from their winter escapes in the South. However, returning home for spring and summer can be a pain when all of the technology at your Maine property has been inactive or even shut off for months at a time.
That’s where SmartHome Solutions, Inc. comes in. Our smart home monitoring services prepare everything in your home prior to your arrival so you don’t come back to any unforeseen technology issues. Learn more about the unparalleled convenience of our seasonal servicing plans below.
From MicroLED Modular Design to Rollable Screens, Explore the Possibilities Here
Your screen is the centerpiece of your home theater design; and finding the right display that delivers an exceptional picture while fitting in with your design can be a challenge – especially with the multitude of options available.
In this blog, we look at some of the most innovative televisions coming soon to Coastal Maine that will help you get the most from your home’s theater setup. Whether you have a multi-purpose media room or a dedicated home theater at your Kennebunkport-area property, these top-of-the-line displays will offer beautiful imagery that will enhance your viewing experience.
Keep reading in the sections below to learn more about these remarkable TVs.
Take Your Coastal Maine Home To The Next Level With USAI’s LED Light Fixtures
Smart lighting control is one of the most popular smart home upgrades because of the impact it has on a home’s atmosphere, allowing homeowners to transform their spaces with the push of a button. In May of last year, Savant, our preferred brand for integrated smart home control systems, announced that it was partnering with USAI Lighting, the award-winning manufacturer of innovative, high-performance LED light fixtures that deliver rich color technology and optical design.
This partnership brings homeowners a wide selection of USAI Lighting fixtures from its various product families containing hundreds of different fixture options. Whether you’re looking for architectural lighting for exposed ceilings, shallowed recessed downlights, or small aperture LEDs, USAI Lighting has a solution that will be the ideal fit for your home. We’re very excited to be able to bring the benefits of this collaboration to our Kennebunkport and Coastal Maine clients. Keep reading to learn about how pairing USAI Lighting and Savant can enhance your smart home.
Experience The Wonder Of A Sonos Home Audio System
In the last five years, Sonos has become one of the most popular names in wireless home audio. And for good reason. Their devices combine high-performance audio with sleek design, simple controls, and quick installation, delivering a home audio system that sounds amazing and doesn’t interrupt your décor with bulky equipment. In this blog, we spotlight our favorite Sonos products. They’re perfect for holiday gift ideas or for boosting the audio quality of your Cumberland County home, and once you experience the richness of Sonos, you’ll want to share the love.