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Motorized Shades – Benefits and Common Misconceptions

By Sarah Brewster | October 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Motorized Shades – Benefits and Common Misconceptions

Every home has windows. And, probably most homeowners would agree that window treatments are necessary for privacy and cosmetic appeal. But, should you install motorized window treatments? As a homeowner, you make a significant investment in your home and its interior furnishings. And you likely have an interest in protecting them. Motorized shades bring real…

Hidden in Plain Sight – Hiding Technology

By Sarah Brewster | August 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Hidden in Plain Sight – Hiding Technology

Technology in the home can be visually distracting, but it doesn’t have to be.  Home technology can be designed to integrate seamlessly into the design and décor of the home.  To preserve the sleek contemporary aesthetics of this downtown condominium, Mills Custom designed solutions that make the devices low-profile or hidden until the homeowner is…

Industry Trend: Outdoor Technology

By Sarah Brewster | August 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Industry Trend: Outdoor Technology

 In which “room” in your home do you most frequently entertain guests?  A recent study by interior design and decorating website Houzz shows that outdoor spaces are most often used for entertaining. In the study, 83% of respondents use their backyards as entertaining spaces (download the full Spring Houzz Landscaping Trends Study here).  Additionally, 56% of homeowners…

Project Case Study – Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast

By Sarah Brewster | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Project Case Study – Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast

The Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast is located in Evanston, Illinois a few blocks from Northwestern University overlooking Lake Michigan. Conceptually, the luxury B&B is meant to be an alternative to the standard hotels in Evanston and be a unique lodging alternative for the many academic, political, cultural and other visitors to the University. Design…

Mills Technologies Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017!

By Mills Technologies | February 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Mills Technologies Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017!
Best of Houzz Chicago 2017

Skokie, Illinois, February, 2017 – Mills Technologies has won “Best Of Service, for the second consecutive year, on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 78 year old technology design build company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than…

Mills Technologies Wins “Best Of Customer Service 2016” on Houzz

By Mills Technologies | January 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Mills Technologies Wins “Best Of Customer Service 2016” on Houzz
Best of Houzz Chicago 2016

Skokie, IL – January 12, 2016 – Mills Technologies has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Mills was chosen for their outstanding work in supporting customers’ technology systems by the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and…

Mills Wins Crestron Award for Simple User Interface

By Mills Technologies | September 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Mills Wins Crestron Award for Simple User Interface
Award-Winning Crestron Dealer Chicago

Often when considering technology for their home or business, people’s biggest concern is: “Will I understand how to use it?”  “Will it be simple?” User Interfaces (UIs) or Graphics User Interfaces (GUIs) are the key to enjoying any electronic system.  In addition to clean, crisp graphics, user interfaces must be intuitive to use – even…