Home automation comes in many forms depending on the lengths a homeowner will go to realize their vision. This includes hiding a television in a media room, automating a man cave, and features, such as window blinds. There are a variety of crazy ideas to automate your home.
A media room or a multi-purpose room with a large TV can be hidden when not in use. Hiding a TV is an option that can be be done to conserve space or create a unique style. A high-tech option is to cover your TV with a piece of art that is attached to a sliding motor. This is the same concept that is often used for hiding a safe in a wall. Controlling the motor can be done from a remote or by an app on a smartphone or other mobile device. If you want a crazy way to hide a TV, then use a two-way mirror with a custom frame. You can also use automation to cover speakers hidden in the walls. The press of a button is able to convert a regular looking room into a home theater.
The Man Cave
This is typically a dedicated media room that can have all sorts of customizations to create any type of theme. You can have a sports theme or a theme based off of a movie. The key to creating a man cave is the technology that is used. Technology that is installed can automate many aspects of the room from a hidden TV to changing the color of the lights to create a specific effect. One crazy way to automate the man cave of a homeowner is to activate a hidden door using a smartphone app or a remote. You have a variety of options to automate various aspects of a media room.
One interesting option for home automation is to have window blinds in a bedroom open up when your alarm clock goes off. You can also set up the lights in the room to turn on at this time. If you want your window blinds to open each morning, then connect a motor to a timer or a light sensor. Another way to have window blinds open and close is to control them with a remote or smartphone app.
Another crazy way to automate a home is to use a smartphone app to control lights or appliances in your kitchen, such as a coffee maker.