Install surveillance cameras to monitor snow loads and more   Wowzers, how about this winter? It came in like a lion and well, it’s still roaring like a lion. We’ve seen record snowfall and consistently low temperatures, making it tough on our homes and buildings. The snow load, particularly on roofs, is cause for much […]

We just wrapped up an interesting and fun retrofit project at a ranch in Tumalo, Oregon. This project included replacing all the old wiring, replacing the speakers in the home, installing new televisions with Sonos sound bars, installing exterior surveillance cameras in the driveway and barn stalls, and… creating new customized cabinetry for a revamped […]

Remodel your home to include new audio, visual and entertainment systems Did you recently purchase an almost-perfect house that could stand a little facelift? Or maybe the house you’ve lived in for two decades is ready for a few upgrades. Either way, consider adding home automation and entertainment features into your remodel project—it’s a great […]

Whole-home automation meets voice control Maybe you already know about Amazon Echo. Amazon Echo is a smart home appliance that can also act as a portable speaker. It’s a 10-inch tall cylindrical device that is designed to stand in a commonly occupied area of the home, such as a kitchen. Add in the additional Dot […]

  It’s that time of the year. You’ve shopped for new clothes and backpacks and you’ve visited the school to meet with new teachers. These might be the easy things that transition your family into the school year. The hard part? Managing your household with the new before, during and after school schedules. Wrangling your […]

With all the hot news around tourism and vacation rentals here in Central Oregon, we felt the need to share how smart home features can be a big draw and benefit for short-term rentals, like those listed on Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway. Vacation homes are all the rage right now and travelers are finding that […]

Sometimes its fun to dream really big, so we thought we’d delve into some serious smart home stuff—the smart kitchen of the future, brought to you by Control4, our preferred home automation system. Many of us start our day in the kitchen and we tend to use the kitchen throughout the entire day. When we […]

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Happy day for all the dads out there! In celebration of you, we thought we’d talk a little bit about the Man Cave. The Man Cave has become about as American as baseball and apple pie. But the modern Man Cave is more than just a room with […]

It’s been said before—if you look good, you feel good. We know that technology and design need to work seamlessly together. Having a stellar home theater or home audio system is one thing, but making it look beautiful is also our top priority. We know that homeowners and interior designers want awesome style on top […]

Smart home automation is about making things EASIER and BETTER in your home. And as we get older, we sometimes need all the help we can get, right? The movement towards home automation as a tool for “aging-in-place” is coming around and there are tons of reasons for having a smart home in your, shall […]