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Karen and Tim Chugg, owners of Intelligent Abodes were delighted to have received their Gold award for “Best New Dwelling” from the Devon Building Control Partnership for projects specifically carried out in the Teignbridge, West Devon and South Hams areas.
Some top tips on how lighting can lift your spirits in Winter and enhance your home. Any experienced designer will tell that lighting is an essential ingredient when decorating a room.
How to stay connected and achieve a good work/life balance. The last few months have proved challenging for most of us, balancing work, schooling from home and finding time to chill.
Euro 2020, Olympics…. It’s a great year for sport, so get the best seat in Town, in your Home! A home cinema conjures up different images from a Smart 4K OLED TV with a soundbar to a projector with multiple speakers and of course, comfy seating.
Many of the features of automated blinds are similar to standard blinds – privacy and managing the light into the home, so why invest?
Beautifully crafted smart blinds add a new dimension to your home decor and protect your home, by installing materials that safeguard your possessions and the fabrication of your home from harmful ultra-violet rays, managing glare, so you don’t have to move to a shady place in your home on a sunny day.
Bowers & Wilkins are offering up to a 100% discount on a Formation Audio with the purchase of a pair of speakers from the 700 range.
The new remote from Control 4 is the first Control 4 handheld remote that combines hard buttons with a touchscreen, providing an interface that is able to be fully personalised for unique styles in smart homes.
Are you building or renovating your forever home? Here are some things to consider when future proofing your home.
Smart thinking – The Dekor Kitchens showroom in Exeter features the latest smart technology from Intelligent Abodes
The weather is changing and the nights are drawing in, so this seems like a good time to give some thought as to how you can create a cosy, comfortable living space.
We design, supply & install smart control solutions, so we bring easy to use tech to people’s homes to make life more simple and fun!
Tim & Karen Chugg, co-founders of Intelligent Abodes, share their experience of working together and achieving the work/life balance.
Control 4 has launched their biggest user update in years, with the new Smart Home Operating System 3rd generation (OS3) user interface. Find out what this means for the user.
The latest trends in lighting, so your home can respond to changing daylight. How do you modify your lighting, so you keep that feeling of Spring all through the day?
We, at Intelligent Abodes, designers and installers of lighting and lighting control, have long understood the power of light and its ability to define, highlight and transform.
For those of you that love your Bang & Olufsen products, you’ll be pleased to hear that the they released the BeoLiving Intelligence, successor of BeoLink Gateway at the end of the 2018.
In 2017 the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) issued a statement on cabling compliance. Their goal is to ensure consistent information is available for those who need to know, by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or country of origin.
Re-fresh your home with smart control to create the ultimate living space to relax, rejuvenate and have fun!
The Kitchen is no longer a place to just store and cook food, it has become the hub of most homes where family and friends congregate, so why not invest in some technology to make it a smart Kitchen, more practical, comfortable and fun!
Lighting impacts on how a space looks and feels, it can transfer a so-so room into a fantastic living space! We, at Intelligent Abodes, designers and installers of smart lighting and lighting control, have long understood the power of light and its ability to define, highlight and transform.
CEDIA interviews Karen Chugg, Managing Director of Intelligent Abobes, celebrating 10 years in business providing smart home control.
The memories of the cold winter early this year still remain, and it still makes me want to snuggle up under a cosy blanket; so, this seems like a good time to give some thought as to how we can create a comfortable, inviting space where we enjoy spending time.
Smart systems enable you to transform your home into the ultimate retreat where you can relax and rejuvenate. A smart home enables you to connect lighting, heating, security, curtains or blinds, music or TV, giving you seamless control over all aspects of your home, so you achieve the perfect balance of comfort, convenience and fun.
It’s great to have the flexibility to work at home, but how do you create the right environment for productivity and business success?
Intelligent Abodes share the latest trends in lighting that will transform your home. There are many benefits to well-designed smart lighting – it impacts on how a space looks and feels, transforming a so-so room into a fabulous living space.
Intelligent Abodes has been honoured to have been selected as one of the finalists in the Homes and Interiors category. Winners to be announced on 12th April!
The kitchen is the hub of most homes, so why not introduce a little technology to make life easier and fun! Many people may have considered incorporating smart lighting, TV and music, but I guess not many have considered smart appliances or voice control!
Should you consider future proofing your home with Automated Lighting Control and design? We think you should, read on to find out what the benefits are to smart Lighting.
If you are like our clients and travel frequently, its important that you use home control to manage your security and run you home effectively whilst away, perhaps for Christmas, holiday or work, making modifications to take into account the change in weather, security as well as be warm and ready for your return.
Did you know that all halogen bulbs will be banned across the EU in September 2018? This is a great step forward for energy saving as it means the end of high lighting bills, inefficient technology and a massive 15.2 million tonne reduction in Europe’s carbon footprint by 2025.
Technology is on many Christmas lists for 2017, especially with the launch of new smart phones, watches and increased interest in voice-activation. So what are the latest developments in the world of technology for gift ideas for the tech fans in the family and for those of you that want a relaxing and cosy home this Christmas?
Checking emails or playing games on your smart tablet or phone may not be conducive to sleep, but your Apple watch, for example, can help with relaxation techniques and remind you to breath.
Save energy in your home by utilising “off peak”periods, generate energy with solar panels and store it in a battery, reduce energy though your use of lighting, heating, curtains and blinds. There are many ways you can get smart with your energy.
Find out what you can you do to protect your privacy from these “All seeing, All hearing’ smart home devices, preventing smart home devices from becoming vulnerable to attack from hackers and compromised your security.
Make a Splash with Garden Automation, using automated garden watering systems and automated outdoor lighting control
Find out How Apple & Amazon Are Changing the Way We Control our Homes and Manage Our Lives
Home security is something that most of us are increasingly concerned about, particularly when we many of us will be leaving our homes empty over the holiday season
We are delighted to have held our first Intelligent Abodes event at the Apple Store, Exeter to showcase the synergy of home or workplace automation with Apple products.
Lighting Up the Future – Low quality cables lead to low quality performance; it is essential that you design the correct cabling infrastructure and install the correct cabling during your build or renovation to ensure performance is nothing less than perfect every time.
Congratulations to Karen and Tim our two MDs who joined a charity Spinathon at David Lloyds in Exeter this weekend to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Intelligent Abodes is a Nest Pro installer in Exeter. This means that the company supplies and installs a complete range of Nest products including the heating thermostats, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as a stand-alone system or as part of a fully integrated home control solution.
Bowers & Wilkins design and build stunning, state-of-the-art Hi-Fi technology British designed and manufactured, they offer speakers for both music and home cinema with a choice of in-ceiling/in-wall and free standing options – all beautifully crafted so that they enhance the living space.
‘We are delighted to have been working on the remarkable Mayfair ‘SQUAT’ project a collaboration between the renowned international designer Nina Yashar”
We’re delighted that Karen Chugg, Managing Director of Intelligent Abodes, has been awarded a presentation slot at the Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show at the end of this month.
Find out why you need automated blinds and curtains from Lutron – saves energy, security, convenience and protects your furniture and décor from fading.
Tips on how technology can help to declutter your home. Isn’t it fascinating how our mood changes with the seasons and the impact that has on our living spaces. In winter there is a desire to be cosy and to surround ourselves with familiar objects.
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Exeter based Karen Chugg, Managing Director of Intelligent Abodes, has been chosen as winner of the 2015 Regional Venus Business Award for ‘Customer Service’.
It’s hard to keep up with all the new products and modifications in the constantly growing area of technology around the home. Here are a few of my thoughts on some of the great products that have been introduced this year
The first Cornwall Home Improvement and Self Build Show saw over 2700 people & 100 exhibitors including Intelligent Abodes, for home automation in Exeter