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3 Ways Home Automation Can Minimize Clutter and Maximize Your Life


If you’re like many homeowners, you may be dealing with the everyday stress of too much stuff and not enough time or space to clear it. Whether you’re gearing up to list your home or are looking to satisfy your spring cleaning resolution, it’s never too early to begin simplifying your home and life.

2016 was all about upgrading and automating your entertainment systems. By now, you’ve probably seen at least a dozen commercials from major brands highlighting the many ways their smart devices can simplify your audio and entertainment systems, but you may be surprised to know that’s not all home automation can do. In fact, automating your home can also minimize the wires, switches, and bulky sound systems to give you a cleaner, clutter-free home.

Give Your Walls Some Room to Breathe

From excessive light switches to outdated, unappealing thermostats, your walls are likely filled with more than just décor. Many of today’s home automation systems are replacing traditional electrical outlets and covers with “smart” outlets that are flushed with the wall. Light switches are also being traded for touchscreen controls, offering a more streamlined look to your home.

Another eyesore for many homeowners is the programmable thermostat. Although most thermostats these days are digital, their boxy shape and light-up screen still draw attention to the walls of a room and can make decorating difficult. Home automation devices such as Control4 and Amazon Alexa have paired up with smart devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat to give you complete control of your home’s temperature from the convenience of your smartphone, eliminating the bulky programmable devices from your home altogether. The base of the thermostat also comes in a variety of neutral colors to match your room’s color scheme.

Home Automation Removes the Need for Remotes

Gone are the days of having to shuffle through a drawer of remote controls to find the television program or music station of your choice. Free up your space by consolidating your systems to operate all areas of your home with one single control. Whether you choose to use your smartphone, or a universal remote to manage your audio, video, lighting, and security systems, you’ll feel good knowing simplicity is on your side.

No More Tripping Over Wires

Are you sick of your home’s living spaces looking like an obstacle course? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that many audio and video enhancement companies, including PSB Speakers, Roundsound, and Sonos now feature wireless speakers that can be easily concealed in bookshelves and media stands, or mounted to the wall for a more minimal look. Some companies have even taken the streamlined look one step further and have created invisible in-wall speakers that deliver the same quality sounds as the big boxed speakers you’re used to.

Not only will you enjoy a home with less clutter, but potential homebuyers will too. In fact, studies have suggested that home automation can increase the value of a home by up to 5%. If you’re looking to have the upper hand ahead of the spring market of sellers, investing in a little home automation is a sure way to go. 

Make The Most of Your Home with A.V.E.

Whether you want to de-clutter your home to list it on the market, or are sick of being overwhelmed with outlets, clunky lights, and endless wires, let A.V.E. help automate your home and simplify not just your space, but your life. Our Wisconsin Rapids-based company is proud to provide audio and video automation solutions to Northcentral Wisconsin one home at a time.

For more information on our products and systems, call us today at 715-423-4800.