SMARTER LIVING FOR THE ENTIRE HOME

Relax and entertain in a home that is more comfortable and inviting. Be eco-conscious with smart lighting, indoors and out. And be reassured—while at home or away—that things are safe and sound. With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Or, have your house respond to your schedule and needs without touching anything at all.

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Some of our designer and architect friends

Schrader Design is a Charlotte based architecture firm that was established in 1999. Our office is located in the original 1920’s Packard Automobile showroom, a preserved historical structure that was sensitively transformed into a creative work environment for us to dream, collaborate, and craft the architecture of our clients. Check them out here.

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Top home automation tools in 2017

There are several things that have been released lately to help improve home automation and lifestyles.

Home automation is exactly what it sounds like: automating the ability to control items around the house—from window shades to pet feeders—with a simple push of a button (or a voice command). Some activities, like setting up a lamp to turn on and off at your whim, are simple and relatively inexpensive. Others, like advanced surveillance cameras, may require a more serious investment of time and money.

There are many smart home product categories, so you can control everything from lights and temperature to locks and security in your home. Here’s a rundown of the best products we’ve tested for every room of the house.

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