DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

A peaceful early-winter afternoon. As the sun begins to set and the sky lights up in a blaze of orange, you can finally sit down a moment and start on that book you’ve been wanting to read for months.

You’ve chanced to glimpse it so many times passing by the bookstore, but never managed to find that moment to finally enjoy it. Taking advantage of a particularly tranquil Saturday afternoon, you prepare to savour the flavour of giving yourself a little time. In the end, you’ve earned it.

And as the light begins to fade and you’re immersed in your reading, without you lifting a finger, all by themselves, the lights on the terrace and in the garden begin to come on, They come on gradually, following the rhythm of the sunset, until the level of light lets you just keep on reading, uninterrupted.

At the same time, the temperature in your reading space adjusts itself to assure maximum comfort, as a piece of classical music floats in the background. Transfixed by your book, you only notice what’s going on when it’s all done, and smiling to yourself you sink back into the comfortable headrest of your sofa. You’re probably asking yourself why this little sketch, and what’s it got to do with the title of this particular article on Luxury homes.

To answer this, I will shortly reveal how a SINGLE element in your home, can offer a standard of excellence and exclusiveness at the same time as increasing its value, not to mention making your life simpler and far more comfortable. But let’s take things in the right order:

WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT REALLY ADD TO THE EXCLUSIVENESS AND LUXURY OF A HOME?

We’re used to thinking in terms of furniture, interior design, the exclusiveness of the material and accessories. Marble, wood, precious metals, they all certainly have a role to play. But there is one thing, veiled to many but present in many of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious homes, capable of:

Making your home a unique experience for your guests, who’ll certainly be impressed as soon as they cross the threshold.

Exciting with special effects (sound- vision-motion, even smell), making every day a surprise.

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Simplifying things and pampering you in your everyday domestic life, giving you every excuse to treat yourself.

Assuring Value to your investment. Indeed, homes equipped with this particular element are valued up to 12% more that those without (source: Sole24 Ore).

Obviously, I’m talking about Domotics, but CAREFUL, I’m not talking about any run-of-the-mill home automation, the sort of “standard” recommended by “generic” electricians or fitters.

What I’m talking about is “Luxury Home Automation”, namely, the creation of totally personalised environment, with the focus on Design. And what does a system like this do?

The chance to have everything under your control, all the functions of your home available at the snap of a finger.

Need an example?

AFTER A HARD DAY, YOUR HOME PREPARES FOR YOUR ARRIVAL

Think what it would be like to be able to tell your home to start preparing for your imminent arrival, and maybe throw in some special surprise to welcome you. I can tell you, some of our customers have set their homes to sense their presence at a certain distance and start everything up to be ready exactly when they get there. In practical terms, as you’re nearing home after a hard day’s night or day, this is what your home is actually doing for you:

1. It sets the temperature to the ideal level, perhaps warming the bathroom and your bathrobes a little for that extra touch of comfort as you take a hot shower.

2. It switches the driveway lights on in welcome.

3. It fills the home with exactly the background music you love

4. It sets all alarms and security systems to deactivate as they recognise you at the gates.

5. Your garage door opens precisely as you turn the last corner, ready

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY:  AN EXCLUSIVE COMBINATION

Has you ever happened to find yourself at someone’s house, maybe in the living room, and you start noticing all those “intrusions” like big oblong speaker cabs, alarm systems in your face made of cheap plastic and a whole load of different remotes for each and every device in the place??

It means you notice how even technology, just like all the other details, has become an integral element in the design of a home.

And as such, it has to be wisely designed and selected to add real value to your home. Choosing the right sound system, or a control centre with touch sensitive buttons set in granite or marble can give a touch or originality and class that certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.

Because when it comes to technology, it’s the details that make the difference, or better, to quote the Maestro, Leonardo Da Vinci:

“Details make perfection, but perfection is not a detail”

Would you like to know more about how to make your own ideal technological, exclusive home that impresses your guests and create a unique domestic experience?

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You’ll discover how, thanks to luxury home automation, you can create a unique, exclusive home capable of amazing you, and your guests.

Bye for now!

About the author: Filippo Colosimo

Filippo Colosimo