The Overdo Update

For many homes built decades ago, there is often something timeless and classic that homeowners are hesitant to change. Call it style. Call it charm. When we love where we live, it can be hard to envision a transformation to something better. And yet, when a house enters its 20s, 30s, or even 40s, even the most stylish homes require some updating whether it’s basic renovation or a complete overhaul updating both the physical look and the electronic capability.

For more than 25 years, one of our customers and his family had lived in the home they loved without upgrading it much at all. Built in 1995, the home had grown a little “dark and dingy” and the family noted it was high time they updated the “greens and browns” that were dating the home. Their desire was to have the entire home redone and that included a comprehensive technological upgrade to the most up-to-date audio, video, and Smart Home tech available.

For our clients, it was an exciting opportunity to see their home transformed. And for the design, install, and programming team at Starpower, a chance to show the family all we as a company were capable of. As the most elite electronics team in the industry, Starpower has completed hundreds of builds of every size. But this one was one of our favorites because the before and after were so dramatically different. And by the end of the construction, it was also validation that Starpower remains the North Star in its industry.

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The Solution

While most recognize Starpower as an unmatched source of high-end audio, video, Smart Home technology, and appliances, that doesn’t scratch the surface of what the company is capable of when it comes to comprehensive home renovation. StarFloors is one of the largest floorcovering companies in the United States. Star Interior Resources is an affiliated construction resource that delivers outstanding physical remodeling. And for the perfect touches to any room, Starpower has been designing and manufacturing luxurious custom leather furniture since 2002. When our customers approached Starpower about a complete renovation, CEO David Pidgeon knew his company was perfect for the job.

“We always tell our customers, ‘If you can dream it, we can build it,’” Pidgeon said. “There are a lot of companies who say things like that, but very few that can actually deliver it on all fronts. Our commitment is to add well-earned luxury to our clients’ lives and elevate the entertainment experience in every way possible. If that means state-of-the-art audio and video… if that means completely redesigning and overhauling the kitchen, and the family room, and the outdoor entertaining area… if that means creating a home theater, or personal sports

bar, or an entirely new interior the likes of which the owners never knew was possible, Starpower can deliver any and all of those. Making what seems like the impossible possible is what we do.”

In the case of our customers’ home, it was comprehensive. Starpower completely renovated the kitchen with all new state-of-the-art appliances. The team built a stunning new media room, added new flooring, and fully automated the entire home all the way down to lighting schemes adjustable for every mood, occasion, and time of day. All the fireplaces were redone as were all the cabinets in the home. From design to finish, Starpower’s elite team delivered what the company does for its customers every day – it took the dream and made it reality.

“Knowing our team like I do, and after talking with our customers once the renovation was complete, I’m convinced our extraordinary service is what sets us apart,” Pidgeon said. “With the greatest intention possible, we’ve built a team with experts in every field. Other companies that do some of what we do are often full of salespeople just looking to score a big sale. Our people are problem solvers. They’re facilitators. Starpower project leaders like Scott Harwell and Chris Vaughn are some of the very best in the world at what they do. Leo Palacios who heads up our installations is equal parts engineer and artist. His installs are beautiful. They’re clean, meticulous, and a model for everything we do.”

At the construction’s close, our customer and his family were thrilled with their updated home. Because Starpower takes such care to perfectly match the parts of the home not being changed, the end result looked as perfect as though it was the original build. Not an ounce of charm was lost and now, the family can enjoy their home for another 25 years, stylishly current, and controlling their state-of-the-art audio, video, lighting, and security with the touch of a button.

The Technology

At Starpower, we’ve spent decades building relationships with the world’s finest manufacturers of audio, video, Smart Home tech, appliances, flooring, lighting, furniture, and more. When we say, “if you can dream it, we can build it,” our partners are the palette that makes that promise possible. This home features some of the  finest brands in luxury entertainment like Sony, Samsung, URC, Sonos, and others.

For this space, the homeowner wanted to contain the “brain” of the whole-home system in a dedicated space to avoid lost square footage in the home. The media room was the perfect solution. Taking two under counter cabinet spaces, we stacked these racks with world-class technology which controls all of the audio and video in the home, garage doors, Hunter Douglas shades, home surveillance and more.

This Home Features:

  • Samsung 85-inch QLED 4K Smart TV
  • Sony 75-inch BRAVIA XR 4K HDR Smart Google TV
  • URC Total Control with 10” touch panels and remotes
  • Draper Motorized FlexShade Roller Shades
  • Revel in-ceiling loudspeakers throughout the home
  • Thermador kitchen suite including Thermador Wine Column with Glass Door
  • Crystal Cabinetry
  • Marantz Receiver for Media Room
  • Denon Receivers for Living Spaces

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