The Houzz Survey revealed the increasing popularity of bold, well-lit projects, like this one pictured from Coastal Source

Houzz Survey Reveals Trends Toward Unique, Well-lit Landscapes

It's a season of big, bold, outdoor changes for homeowners. Houzz, a popular platform for the architecture and design community, recently surveyed 1,000 homeowners that had recently undertaking a landscaping project. The results indicate an increasing taste for projects that set a house apart from its neighbors, as well as projects that incorporate more smart lighting elements. If you're thinking about a landscaping project, the warmer months are great time to get started, and Buchan Consulting can help you develop the smart components of your project to create a landscape that wows.

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We Just Gave Our Employees a Raise

We just gave our employees a raise. Why?

We gave them a raise because they work hard. They work when we need them, they work long days, they work in the heat, their hands get cut, their legs get tired, and their families don't get to spend all of the time they might like to spend with them.

Our employees work hard and they deserve the money they make. We believe in paying them well and we don't think they should shoulder the burden of our state's greedy legislature.

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The TiVo Bolt+ outperforms many of the DVRs provided by cable companies

TiVo Bolt+ or DVR?

Convenience often dictates choice in the consumer electronics world, and this is especially true when it comes to DVRs. When cable companies come out for installation, most will provide their customers with a DVR. It's easy, it requires no extra steps, and it appears to cost nothing. This level of convenience, however, comes with a limited array of options. Cable company DVRs usually force the customer to make compromises in terms of app availability, picture quality, simultaneous recording and storage capacity. Because of these restrictions, Buchan Consulting encourages customers to consider the TiVo Bolt+, a unified entertainment system that provides robust performance in many areas in which conventional DVRs struggle.

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Investing in an industry standard control system can save you money and headache in the long term

Weighing The Costs Of Budget A/V Installs

Audio-visual technology can sometimes feel like a rabbit-hole of expense, especially for those investing in it for the first time. We've had situations at Buchan Consulting in which we've suggested high-performance systems to budget-conscious clients and had them ask if we could put together a network of cheaper, widely-available components instead. That's a very natural response to receiving recommendations that might lie just outside your initial budget, but if you read on, you'll find some of the reasons that Buchan Consulting tends to recommend industry-leading A/V solutions rather than relying on cheaper, DIY-focused installations.

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