Monday, April 25, 2011

VanWert Technology Design - Making Technology Easy: Orange County Home Theater and Automation Project

VanWert Technology Design - Making Technology Easy: Orange County Home Theater and Automation Project

Orange County Home Theater and Automation Project

 Typically work with our clients designing the Audio Video, Home Automation, Lighting Control, Security Cameras, and other technologies for their new home. We also help our clients with smaller projects that involve a single room or dedicated home theater.

I would like to share with you a home theater project in Orange County that the client wanted to convert an existing office into a dedicated home theater. As most homeowners would do, he researched companies via Google to bid on his new home theater. Long story short, he quickly found this process was very overwhelming with dealing with companies that were trying to oversell him, giving estimates with little or no detail, or not even submitting an estimate after weeks of phone calls.

Feeling very frustrated the homeowner reached out to a friend that referred him to our company. We were able to help our client design a theater, that worked with his budget, and matched him with multiple companies to submit bids for his theater.

Once the detailed bids had been submitted, we met with the homeowner to help him with the right fit for his new home theater. The company that was selected, Micheal's Company out of Van Nuys Ca along with Acoustic Innovations, and the help of the interior designer David-Michael Madigan are helping bring this project to life.

Here are some pictures of the new theater just after demo of the existing room. We will keep you all updated with the progress of the project as it moves along.

David VanWert

Future Equipment Location

Front of room/ Future 125in Projection Screen

Back of room/Window is being covered and treated with acoustic materials

Monday, April 11, 2011

How does a consultant benefit your new home or remodel project?

The world of today's technology for your home can be a confusing place. With nearly every electronic device meshing with one another, the process of choosing the right technologies, products or even a company to sell and install your system can be a scary thought.

A technology consultant for your new home or remodel can not only make this process of choosing the right systems for your home much easier, it can also save you lots of money and ensure you are going to love your system for years to come.

A consultant typically does not sell or install goods but simply advises on what will work best for you and your family. From the process of choosing the right wiring package, lighting control system, home automation, audio, video, wireless internet and many other technologies consultants help you define a system to fit your needs based on your lifestyle.

As a homeowner, having an expert guide you through this process can be a breath of fresh air and put some fun and enjoyment into designing the technology for your home.

For more information about the consulting process and how it works, visit our website at and give us a call.

David VanWert
VanWert Technology Design

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Guest Post for Gold Notes: Bathroom Technology

I was recently approached by a wonderful designer of kitchen and bathroom spaces, Jamie Goldberg. You can see here website with her work here

She had asked me to contribute a guest blog about what I felt are some great new technologies for the bathroom. Yes, you can have technology and entertainment in the bathroom! Why wouldn't you!?

Here is a link to the post. I hope you all enjoy!
David VanWert

Monday, March 7, 2011

Guest Post for Gold Notes Kitchen Technology

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share with everyone a recent guest post I had for Gold Notes a Kitchen and Bath blog by Jamie Goldberg. You can see her website here  and a link to the original blog post here

Jamie asked if I would give my take on the state of Kitchen technology today and what is possible via these new technologies. There is all kinds of new and exciting stuff out there these days so take a look and let us know what you think.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Who we are and what we do.

Hello everyone out there in blogville. My name is David VanWert and I own and operate VanWert Technology Design. We are a full service technology consulting firm based in Los Angeles. Now I know what you thinking, what does a technology consulting firm do and what does that mean for you? Good question.
I have been involved in the consumer electronics business for over 12 years now and one thing I have always noticed is how overwhelmed consumers have always been when choosing electronics systems for their homes. Whether it's the latest Home Theater, House Audio system, Lighting Control, Home Automation, and endless other gadgets, there are just so many choices for equipment and so many companies offering their services it's maddening for consumers.
If you are building a new home or just remodeling an existing one it is common to want to incorporate the latest technology into your project. But what new technologies are best, are you choosing the right company to work with, is the system they are recommending the best for you?
That is where we at VanWert Technology Design come in to help.  We conduct meetings with you about your project, establish a needs analysis, a scope of work, and a budget for you. Once all of this has been completed we match you with our pre-screened professionals to implement your project. Instead of trusting the local salesperson about which Crestron, Lutron, Control4, Savant, etc.... is best for your needs,we offer an unbiased consultation and match you with the right professional for your project.
We like to think of ourselves as a personal ServiceMagic for consumers needing almost anything electronic for their projects for their home or business. If you would like to Make Technology Easy give us a call at 661-803-5864 or email us at to discuss your project and see if we would be a good match for your project.