A Design to Live Smarter
This gracious home in the Hamptons had already been built and was under renovation. Our task was to integrate smart home systems seamlessly and make them as invisible as possible in the home.
We set up interior smart lighting, exterior landscape lighting, indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, and a surveillance system with a video doorbell. We also programmed seven zones of climate control and designed a whole house audio system with separate zones for each bedroom suite.
We gave our clients — a couple with two children — everything they asked for and beyond, bringing it up to date with a Control4 automation system. Now, this is truly a smart home. Have you heard of wall acne? This is the industry term for a wall littered with unsightly outlets and switches.
When we conducted a site survey, we found under-counter lights on three separate switches. To turn on those lights, our clients had to walk to three different locations.
P.S. We challenge you to spot the wireless access point we installed in the kitchen for the home's Wi-Fi! Smart Lighting: Kitchen
With our smart lighting solution, our clients can turn on the kitchen’s under-counter lights with one button.
We simplified the landscape lighting, going from seven different switches to one button that turns on all the exterior lights.
Pictured: Lutron keypad with smart dimmers. Smart Lighting
Different rooms have different needs, just as some family members prefer cool to hot. Typically, we set the temperature higher in bathrooms. We can also program the temperature for individual rooms. Nothing is set in stone!
We pride ourselves on installing smart home solutions that complement the decor. Pictured: A Pakedge wireless access point to improve the home’s Wi-Fi.
“A kiss to build a dream on” indeed. The whole house audio system we set up allows our clients and their children to listen to different music simultaneously. Never argue about the music selection again!
Whole House Audio
This is a typical Hamptons gym — a smart gym, that is, with seamless access to TV, Wi-Fi, and music.
Our clients can work out while watching their flush-mounted Samsung TV. They’ll have strong Wi-Fi thanks to the Pakedge wireless access point we installed. And let’s not forget the importance of music! We installed Sonos distributed audio and a Sonos media player. The in-ceiling speakers are by Sonance.
Tucked out of sight in the hutch are a radio and Resideo security system.
Work Out Smarter
There’s something for everyone in this playroom.
We installed a Sony 77” OLED TV and paired it with 7.1 surround sound system speakers powered by Marantz. The speakers are Sonance’s Visual Performance Series. Our clients' children can now switch between gaming systems with a single remote control.
Everything is managed by Control4. Play Smarter
Especially in summer, our clients want to relax and unwind outdoors. The Lutron lighting system we installed controls the exterior lights. As part of our whole house audio design, we installed Sonance speakers, which blend in beautifully with the home’s aesthetic.
As our founder Rex Aguirre says, “Part of living smarter is living securely.” When we install surveillance and security systems for our clients, we give them peace of mind, whether they are out running errands, socializing, or away on vacation.