Automated Shades installation on Modena Island

Automated Shades installation on Modena Island

One of our clients, Adrian Savoie, has graciously allowed us to take pictures and video of our work at his residence on Modena Island, Ga.  Along with setting up home automation across this entire property, Adrian requested that we install a motorized shade system in the master bedroom that could be opened or closed with a button press, as well as integrated into home automation workflows.

Installing automated shades  Installing automated shades  Installing automated shades

Although Adrian’s bedroom has spectacular views of the marshlands around his home, there are times when he wants to darken the room to make it more comfortable for sleep.  Since his smart home system is built with Control4, the motorized shades needed to be compatible with the Control4 interface.  Our team selected Draper’s line of automated shades for the installation because of their variety of shade materials and colors, compatibility with Control4 and because Draper can manufacturer solutions to accommodate custom window sizes.

 

The master bedroom featured 5 large windows providing views of the surrounding marshland.  The client insisted on a single shade to cover all 5 windows, which ultimately gives the room an elevated touch of elegance and simplicity.  This required a custom shade measuring 184 inches.  The other windows in the room were able to use standard shade lengths.  Each automated shade is connected to the Control4 interface and programmed to work in concert with each other.

As you can see from the video above, watching this room transform from sleep mode to daylight mode in seconds is impressive!  The shades are also incorporated into home automation workflows and will close while the room lights turn on.

Installing automated shades increases the level of elegance of your living space.  If you are interested in installing automated shades in your home, contact us and one of our experienced install technicians will help you create the system of your dreams.


 

Outdoor TV in-ceiling motorized lift installation

Outdoor TV in-ceiling motorized lift installation

One of our clients, Adrian Savoie, has graciously allowed us to take pictures and video of our work at his residence on Modena Island, Ga.  Along with setting up home automation across this entire property, Adrian had a vision for the ultimate outdoor entertainment setup.  He wanted to have an outdoor TV, but requested to have that television mounted in the ceiling on a motorized swivel lift that could turn different directions and be tucked away safely when not in use.  Challenge accepted!

This motorized television was going to be installed in the covered porch section of the pool house.  As the outdoor TV could potentially be exposed to the elements, we suggested a weatherized 55-inch model from Samsung.  Designed specifically for outdoor use, the screen is intentionally brighter and completely viewable in partial sunlight.  This model is also dust proof and waterproof, increasing the longevity of this investment.

Outdoor TV in-ceiling motorized lift installation  Outdoor TV in-ceiling motorized lift installation  Outdoor TV in-ceiling motorized lift installation

We were contacted by the client during the construction phase of this project.  This allowed us to start the engineering and design of the Nexus21 ceiling mounted swivel and lift system while the pool house was in the stud stage of construction.  Although we are equally experienced in retrofitting installations in existing structures, it is nice to be able to install this kind of seamless technology without having to worry about drywall, paint or fixtures.

Indoor Tv mounted on textured wall technician performing maintenance on the AV rack

Inside the pool house, we mounted a 75-inch LG television to a textured wall.  In-ceiling speakers we installed inside and out, and all audio and video was routed to a distribution amplifier.  This setup allowed the flexibility to watch either the same or different shows on the two televisions, with the audio playing along with the respective video screens.

Every interaction with the system is designed with as few button presses as possible.  This keeps the system functional while being easy to use for the client.  All in all, the client was very satisfied with the final product, allowing him and his family to be “on vacation” when they are home.

If you are interested in an installation like this at your home, contact us and one of our professional consultants will help you build the system of your dreams.