Having performed a wide variety of integrations into hundreds of luxury homes, TYM Home Technology Design was aware of the impact technology can have on a home. When done right, it can dramatically increase convenience, comfort and connectivity for the homeowners. However, just as easily, it can clash with interior design and peace of mind with jagged, unsightly shapes jutting out and cluttersome cables taking up visual space. And that was just what the custom home builders at Compson Homes were expecting when taking up this most recent smart home project.
The homeowners had requested a huge array of smart home features: color-changing circadian lighting, more than a dozen voice assistants, automated window shades, and plenty of touchscreens and keypads, all with the caveat that it could not detract from the clean, modern décor.
Delivering Differentiating Home Design
From the start of the project, TYM suggested the use of Wall-Smart mounts to help downplay the appearance of the smart devices in the home. Recessed into the walls via the mounts, TYM was able to make the 13 voice assistants from Josh.ai, plus seven touch panels and four thermostats from Savant sit flush with the home’s solid stone and stucco surfaces.
The result is a clever and covert implementation of technology that delivers a visually stunning smart residence tailored perfectly to its owners. The striking and beautiful interior décor is able to shine throughout the home while the technology is still able to elevate the space for its inhabitants when needed.
“The Wall-Smart mounts make these devices look like a seamless part of the walls and ceilings, barely imperceptible yet easily accessible to the homeowners,” says TYM Vice President Greg Montgomery. “The beauty of the home was preserved without adding construction or design complexities to the workflow.”
Thus, what began as an experiment to obscure technology turned into a legitimate smart home solution for the teams at TYM and Compson.