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post #31 of 86
That sounds more reasonable for a MB. I think 3 outlets would make the room 9x9 at the largest.
post #32 of 86
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Originally Posted by CJO View Post

Looks like a great start. I really like the newer keypads from Crestron. However, I wonder why they didn't make the TPMC-4SMD flush-mountable?


CJ

They were built this way on purpose so that they could be seen while walking down a hallway in a commercial setting. I REALLY wish crestron would have built a flush mount front clip. We would probably sell 100 of them a year instead of the 0 that we sell now.
post #33 of 86
If it's not too late to consider at this point, the new TSW-750 touch panels at $1400 are also excellent and have a contemporary edge-to-edge glass design and as a result provide 7-inches of surface area as opposed to 4.3-inches.
post #34 of 86
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Originally Posted by PF View Post

If it's not too late to consider at this point, the new TSW-750 touch panels at $1400 are also excellent and have a contemporary edge-to-edge glass design and as a result provide 7-inches of surface area as opposed to 4.3-inches.
I will be putting 3-4 750s in Feb some time but I will not be replacing the TPMC-4SMD-FD's. The reason being is the 4SMD's have occupancy sensor inputs and the 750's do not. All the rooms have 4smd-fd's and I do use the occupancy sensor . I will use the 750's in the halls and "public" areas of our house.
post #35 of 86
How are the Newer Technology USB ports working out for you? Adequately charging devices?

post #36 of 86
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Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

How are the Newer Technology USB ports working out for you? Adequately charging devices?


They work great! All devices are being charged without any issues. They are a bit deep so make sure you are using deep boxes for them. Maybe later on when I get home, I'm in Crestron Core 3 Studio training right now, I will take a pick of one thats in our kitchen.
post #37 of 86
Thanks. Plans for my (my wife's, really) kitchen renovation are shaping up, and USB outlets are the easiest solution for our charging counter. Need to find the best one.

Kitchen designer's idea was to position some outlets under the top cabinets, which I think is ludicrous.
post #38 of 86
Great thread, the house is looking great, I would like to see some more photos of the progress if you don't mind?
post #39 of 86
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Originally Posted by Reservoir Dog View Post

Great thread, the house is looking great, I would like to see some more photos of the progress if you don't mind?

Thanks. I will most some picks in a few weeks. I am tearing up the entire 2nd floor starting on April 8th and will take us into mid to late summer. We will be installing the lighting for the second floor, paneling, fireplace, stone flooring throughout (I am putting down First Choice Italian Alabastrino travertine), projector, screen, new plasma, etc. The second floor has been delayed because I changed where I am sourcing the paneling from. I am looking for something more formal than what I did in the Master.

As far as the Master goes it's 99% done. I am still waiting for bedding and window treatments to come in It's been over 6 months and I am told they should be here with in 2-3 weeks)

In the mean time, here are a few pics of what we are putting in.

Alabastrino Travertine (This is the actual stone we are using. I was at the stone yard on Wed, putting this together and I took this pic).


Actual Chandelier (I am putting in 2 of these). The in-ceiling lighting will be the same Elco 3" Nickel lighting as in the rest of the house.


In-Celling 3" Elco Lighting (This is a pic of the Master Bedroom Ceiling)


Actual Paneling - Here is a small mock up of the paneling we are putting up in the great room. Note that it's not to scale it's actually much larger. The second pic shows the paneling actual size BUT is NOT what we I am doing as far as color goes. I am not doing Gold on White. I am doing the stained wood you see below.


Full Size Paneling


Fireplace


When the Master Bedroom Window treatments and bedding arrive I will post those pics. I may also post pics of the progress on the 2nd floor if I remember to take pics.

Any questions let me know.
Edited by GoGo Delicious - 3/15/13 at 9:29am
post #40 of 86
Wow. Thanks for the update. Its looking incredible. Look forward to seeing any more future progress.
post #41 of 86
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Just an update. I started the second floor renovation on Monday, the 25th. I started with the lighting and in-ceiling speakers. All lighting is tied back to a centralized Crestron Lighting panel which is detailed in the beginning of this thread.

For speakers and whole house audio distro. I am using Crestron Essence Speaker and Crestron SONEX SWAMP 24x8 for whole house audio distribution.

Below are some pics of the lighting and in-ceiling speaker installation.
Wiring being done


Chandelier wired and on


Chandelier, Recessed Lighting (Elco 3") and Crestron Speaker


Chandelier close up


I will be finishing up with some dry-wall repair this week and next. Everything will be removed from the 2nd floor on Sun. April 7th in order to start flooring, fireplace, paneling, custom cabinetry and Middle Atlantic rack installation.

Thats all for now.
post #42 of 86
Now that's a dramatic focal point!

You could consider some slot aperture 3" accent lights for the next crystal chandelier install. wink.gif

DVC speaker? I don't see its mate. Flooring guys will knock heads with the lower chandalier; might want to raise it for the floor work.

Really stunning.
post #43 of 86
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So we start major renovation next Monday, the 8th, on the second floor. All furniture, Art, Window Treatments, etc will be removed from the 2nd floor on Sunday the 7th.

Some of the previous posts have focused on the interior design. This post will focus on the equipment that is going in the Great Room. We are a dealer for all of the equipment listed below except for the Elite Display.

Display - Elite Pro-70x5FD
Display Covering - Vision Art (I will be using custom art that I will be providing)
Projector - Digital Projections dVision Scope
Screen - Stewart Screen - Retractable with vertical masking. Similar to THIS ONE. I have not made a final decision on the exact screen.
Video Server - Kaleidescape (Already Installed)
Surround Processor - Crestron PROCISE
Amplification - Crestron PROAMP
Speakers - In regards to speakers I am leaning towards a few brands and models but have not made a definitive decision.

All video will be running through A Crestron Fiber DM system already installed.

Currently everything in the house is controlled by Crestron 3 series controllers. One dedicated to AV and the other to Environment (Lighting, HVAC, Shades, Security, etc).
Edited by GoGo Delicious - 3/31/13 at 9:41pm
post #44 of 86
Why no 4k projector biggrin.gif
post #45 of 86
It's a real challenge to automate the window treatments chosen by the designer. Have you considered discrete recessed shades, behind the curtains? I'm unsure if 2K lumens will suffice, if you demo during the day.

In-wall L-C-R? In-ceiling rears? Acoustically transparent screen and/or invisible speakers? Hard to go wrong with Sonance, especially with Trufig.
post #46 of 86
I've never heard the Sonance IS4, but it's visually impressive.

Display above the fireplace? I understand it's a demo room, as well as your house.
post #47 of 86
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Originally Posted by ktrdsl23 View Post

Why no 4k projector biggrin.gif
I am not putting a 4K in for at least another year. I want to see whats at CEDIA this year and go from there. Also, this is just the second floor. We have a dedicated Media Room on the first floor which we will be gutting and renovating once the 2nd floor is complete and we will definitely add a 4k there.

Also at this point Kaleidescape does not have a 4K player which is just one of the reasons (along with content and a few other hardware upgrades that must be completed before moving to 4k) that is holding up our decision on moving forward with 4k.
post #48 of 86
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Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

It's a real challenge to automate the window treatments chosen by the designer. Have you considered discrete recessed shades, behind the curtains? I'm unsure if 2K lumens will suffice, if you demo during the day.

Shades are not going to be an issue. I am going with dual roller shades one will be Blackout and the other will be 10%. The black out shades will be used when the projector is in use.
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Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

In-wall L-C-R? In-ceiling rears? Acoustically transparent screen and/or invisible speakers? Hard to go wrong with Sonance, especially with Trufig.
This is actually a challenge since we will have paneling in the room as described in previous posts. As such, we have to make modifications to the paneling in order to hide the speakers but at the same time not to hinder or impair the sound quality. With that said, I am leaning towards the B&W CI 800 series speakers. I am NOT 100% set on these but leaning towards them.
Edited by GoGo Delicious - 6/19/13 at 8:34am
post #49 of 86
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Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

Display above the fireplace? I understand it's a demo room, as well as your house.
Yes, hence the Vision Art. I do not like looking at or having a display visible when not in use.
post #50 of 86
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I made a slight change to the Great Room controls.

In my original post in thread I was planing to use Crestron TMPC-4SMD-FD in all the rooms. Well the problem is they only come in 2 colors. Black or White and will not match the paneling in the Great Room.

So, I decided to use good old fashioned Crestron Keypads. I am using the Crestron Cameo Keypads in the Great Room which are tied back to the lighting panel via inifiNet EX. I have am also using matching Lutron Claro Smooth screw less wall plates as seen in the pic below.


Also an FYI - For those of you who live in Orange County (CA and not FL) we will be holding an open house for designers in the Fall once everything is complete. Since I have been getting quite a few emails asking about this project I have decided to extend the invites to AVS members who maybe interested in seeing the finished home in person, ask questions and see how things are done. If interested in receiving an invitation let me know and I will get your contact information and add you to the invite list.

Thats all for now.
Edited by GoGo Delicious - 4/5/13 at 8:22am
post #51 of 86
I haven't seen those Lutron Claro Smooth wallplates.

I thought all Claro looked like this:



Do you have another link to that specific plate? Looks much nicer than the squared edges. New product, or related to HomeWorks? Crestron screwless plate, maybe?
post #52 of 86
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Originally Posted by Neurorad View Post

I haven't seen those Lutron Claro Smooth wallplates.

I thought all Claro looked like this:



Do you have another link to that specific plate? Looks much nicer than the squared edges. New product, or related to HomeWorks? Crestron screwless plate, maybe?

Thats the same plate. I just took pic form the front and not the side. When I say "Smooth Wall Plate" I am describing it as opposed to the "Textured" wall plates. All Crestron switches I am using are smooth as opposed to textured and hence the "Smooth" wall plate.

Here is another pic of the Lutorn Claro without a switch installed.


Here are Google Images of Lutron Claro Screw Less Wall Plates
post #53 of 86
Gotcha, thanks for the clarification. I thought with the angle of the photo, I would be able to see the flat edge.

I wish Lutron offered the square corners and beveled edges, for Decora/Designer plates, but I understand they have to differentiate the price points somehow.

post #54 of 86
Hi

Has there been any recent progress on the house. If so i would really like to hear about it and possibly see some more pictures, if you didn't mind.
post #55 of 86
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Originally Posted by Reservoir Dog View Post

Hi

Has there been any recent progress on the house. If so i would really like to hear about it and possibly see some more pictures, if you didn't mind.

I have been really busy the past few months and we have clients booked through August. Because of that I have not gotten to the paneling of the Great Room as of yet. In fact we have one more job that has not yet been booked and if it is booked that will be in Sept. and thus I will have to postpone the Great Room Paneling until after the New Year.

Also, all the Master Bedroom window treatments and bedding finally came in at the same time the flooring was being done so I have included pics of the Master with drapes and bedding.

As far as pics go, here ya go!

The first set of pics is of the stair cases. The before pic shows the CHEAP carpet. When we selected the flooring we told the builder that we wanted the LEAST expensive carpet available. I mean theeee LEAST expensive.

There is only one before pic of the stairs. I shows the stairs case going from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. I forgot to take a pic of the stair case going from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor. Either way the carpet was the same on both stair cases. The wood on the stair cases is the same wood used in the Master Bedroom, Kitchen, Foyer & Halls, Media Room and Office.

Before - 2nd to 3rd Floor Stair Case


After - 2nd to 3rd Floor Stair Case


After - 1st Floor to 2nd Floor Stair Case


Here are pics of the Great Room flooring. The Great Room had the same cheap carpeting as the stairs. I do not have a good before pic of the Great Room or else I would post a before pic.

One of 3 crates of 1st Choice Alabastrino Travertine. We used 24x24. The travertine goes from the landing at the second floor, throughout the great room and wraps around to the stair case going from the 2nd floor to the 3rd.


Great Room Travertine Install - Various Stages.
















Great Room Flooring Finished








Master Bedroom with Window Treatments and Bedding Finished. The entire room was designed by me






















Master Bedroom Lighting

Edited by GoGo Delicious - 6/4/13 at 2:52pm
post #56 of 86
Thanks for the info and pics. Its looking great. I would be interested in seeing any future progress on the build.
post #57 of 86
I'm going to go ahead and make a huge mistake by sending my wife a link to this thread...
post #58 of 86
you should look into the CREE LED lights (the XM-L are crazy they are used for saltwater fish tanks to grow coral!) they are bright and have VERY GOOD color, just make sure you buy the proper lot for the color you need, all info is on there site, the XM-L T6 are really bright.

http://www.cree.com/lighting
post #59 of 86
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Originally Posted by maddbomber83 View Post

I'm going to go ahead and make a huge mistake by sending my wife a link to this thread...
Thanks!
I would like to hear her opinion not only on the design but on the integration as well.
post #60 of 86
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Originally Posted by Reservoir Dog View Post

Thanks for the info and pics. Its looking great. I would be interested in seeing any future progress on the build.
Thanks!

We are currently booked, as far as jobs go, for the rest of the year. So unfortunately I will not be able to get the fireplace and paneling done until the the beginning of 2014. The reason being is that we do a lot of entertaining starting in October running through to January. We will not be able to start the work until September and is scheduled to take about 8-12 weeks to finish and thus runs into the holiday season. So no dice

On the other hand, I will be doing small things on the second floor and I will post pics of what is being done. I will actually start the lighting and and some other work, such as starting the paneling design, color, screen and projector selection and in the media room, of which I have not posted any pictures of yet. I will definitely take before pics of the media room and post those. In fact I will try to do it this weekend as I have been meaning to take pics of the media room in it's current state and show the plan for the media room.

Also, I have received a few emails and actually one call asking about where I am sourcing products for my project. As far as all the Crestron, Lighting, A/V (Amps, Speakers, Displays, Screens, Projectors, etc),stuff goes, we are an authorized dealer. When it come to the interior design stuff I am doing all the interior design and sourcing items from various "to the trade" stores, antique dealers and auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's. When I post the pics of the media room I will list the various places where I source interior design products.

Thats all for now. As usual any questions let me know.
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