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Easy Updates to Make Your Home Tech-Savvy Before Selling

It’s a well-known fact that when selling your home, making upgrades to specific areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms are among the most effective ways to profiting the most from the sale.

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Consider these technology updates for your home before handing your keys over!

Along with these more “traditional” upgrades, however, homeowners should also consider adding certain technology updates to their homes to make them more tech-savvy and appealing to buyers. President of Soundworks Inc. Lou Gordon advises on his top tips for bringing your home into the 21st century and making it more attractive to potential buyers.

Automated Lighting. A little change in lighting can go a long way when it comes to selling your home. Not only does automated lighting improve home security by means of random timing systems and higher level of visibility, it also decreases energy consumption (and therefore the electric bill) by automatically shutting off when not in use. 

Mood Lighting. The right lighting can tremendously improve and enhance a home environment, and even provoke specific moods! For example, bright lighting in an area such as the family room sets a cheerful and casual tone, while softer lighting in an area such as the master bedroom set the tone for relaxation and restfulness.

Home Entertainment. Are you considering replacing your bulky TV set and entertainment system when you move to your new home? Making the swap now to a sleek flat screen mounted on the wall is a great way to show off the amount of space the room offers without being overpowered by a large entertainment center.

Sound Systems. Like lighting, the right sound system sets the mood and atmosphere of a home environment. Whether you want to set a relaxing and tranquil or an upbeat and energized tone throughout your home, a sound system is the perfect addition.

Security Systems. Give your potential buyers a peace of mind with a discreet home security system. A common myth regarding home security systems is their hefty price tag, but in fact, a high quality home security system is available for almost any budget. In addition, most insurance providers provide discounts on insurance premiums for those with home security systems, which is an added bonus for your buyers. 

With the proper planning, any home can be transformed into a “smart home” at essentially any budget, helping you sell at the best price possible. What “smart home” upgrades are you considering before selling your home?  Share them on our Facebook page!

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Is 4K Ultra HD TV for Me?

In the ever-changing world of television with terms like 3D and LED, 4K Ultra HD might sound like just another addition to the long list of options we have for home viewing experiences. But before you overlook 4K TV, take a look at this quick guide first.

 What is 4K Ultra HD TV?

This long, fancy-sounding term is actually quite the opposite! 4K TV and Ultra HD TV are actually the same types, and are simply generic terms for televisions that have a resolution of around 4,000 pixels wide and 2,000 pixels high.

Viewing experience with 4K-HDTV from multi-room music and video experts at soundworks in armonk, westchester ny

Welcome to the viewing experience of 4K-HDTV!

That just means that they have a high resolution, which means more pixels. This in turn translates to a better quality. In fact, 4K Ultra HD TVs have four times as many pixels than the average HD TV. Not only is the picture quality tremendous, but the difference in color quality and high level of pristine between 4K Ultra HD TV and regular HD TV is astounding.

Why Might I Want One?

4K Ultra HD TV was “born” in movie theaters in 2007, and its use has steadily been increasing since due to its distinctly sharp, clear picture that is not always found in standard HD movie experiences. Its superior quality provides a full immersion experience for audiences, allowing them to be “a part of” the movie they’re viewing.  This trailblazing viewing experience is unlike any other, and can now be shared with family and friends from the comfort of your home.

When 4K Ultra HD TV was first released for home use a few years ago, the prices were ridiculously high (think tens of thousands)! In the past year, there has been an influx of much more affordable TVs available, and 2014 has been predicted to see an exceptional increase in 4K Ultra HD TVs that won’t leave buyers with empty bank accounts.

We also bet you didn’t know that 4K is growing in popularity in other electronics, too! Did you know that the majority of digital cameras take a picture in at least a 4K resolution? Or how about the fact that Netflix will be supporting 4K streaming by 2015? And, at this very moment, 4K quality is in the process of being created for at-home DVDs, too. It’s safe to say that the 4K TV’s stellar quality and experience is catching on, and won’t be slowing down any time remotely soon.

While it may be a winter wonderland outside, 4K Ultra HD TV can transport you and your family anywhere you want to go, from the comfort of your home. Whether you’re considering 4K Ultra HD TV for your home or are curious and want to learn more, our team here at Soundworks is here to help! Contact us at 914-765-0461 or sales@soundworksny.com to get started with your 4K Ultra HD TV experience.

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