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Trufig: The Cure for Wall Acne

Upgrade your interiors for smooth walls and maximum design impact.

Trufig: The Cure for Wall Acne

Ultra-smooth walls and ceilings are the secrets to making a space look sleek and luxurious. Technology isn't always compatible with our design aesthetic, however—at least not without a little effort. One of our go-to solutions for creating perfectly smooth walls is to use Trufig stylish solutions.

Rather than typical electrical boxes with the usual hardware, Trufig components hide within your walls, or any structure—to power up all your devices, anywhere. The system has an outer plate that sits perfectly flush against any surface. Plus, it can be customized with any design. Here's how we can use Trufig systems to elevate your space, in an instant.  

What Is “Wall Acne”? (And Why You Should Clear It Up)

We all want our homes to be "smarter." We'd love to walk into a room and effortlessly dim the lights, turn on the music, adjust the shades, turn up the heat—and even make a movie screen descend from the ceiling, all with the touch of a button. The more smart features we add to a space, however, the more challenging it is to seamlessly integrate all our high-tech devices — and make sure they're not an eyesore. 

Devices require power outlets, keypads, switches, data jacks, dimmers, touch panels, and more all around our home. Most often, they need to be in less-than-ideal spots, usually in our direct line-of-sight. Typical electrical outlets and light switch covers will interrupt a room's design flow and create unsightly bumps, A.K.A. "wall acne." 

To further complicate the issue, you may find decorative hardware that you like, but chances are it won't be compatible with devices from different manufacturers.  

We Make Functionality Beautiful

Our team at Echo Workshop combines a well-thought-out plan with the right tools to overcome these challenges. We specialize in making functionality beautiful. Trufig systems are our secret weapon because they can power up all types of electronic and high-tech devices, invisibly. 

Once your wall acne clears up, your interiors will be perfectly smooth—and your space will feel instantly upgraded. Your furnishings and artwork will suddenly pop against a seamless backdrop.  

How Trufig Systems Work

Trufig solutions work for any type of space, from an ultra-modern, minimalist look to more contemporary, or even rustic. Trufig specially designed receptacle boxes are installed directly into walls or other structures.   

The fascias (thin faceplate covers) are key to combining functionality with style. When placed over the outside of the electrical boxes, the fascias sit perfectly flush against any surface. The fascia plates can be custom-designed whether painted, laminated, or covered with wallpaper. Any pattern can be replicated in a decoration—to look identical to stone, wood, marble, tile, or Venetian plaster. 

A Stylish Solution for Multiple Devices

More than just decorative hardware, Trufig systems consist of electrical boxes with several parts. The mounting platform is made of engineered drywall, fitted with electrical enclosures. Trim components attach to the mounting platforms and can accommodate multiple devices, side-by-side. Your devices can even be from different manufacturers. 

Trufig outer fascia plates are magnetic and cover the exterior of the mounting platform. Once decorated to match the surrounding area, the fascia plate seems to disappear—to look like a natural part of the structure. 

Trufig systems aren't only for walls—they're for ceilings, floors, countertops, or anywhere a device will need power. They are also for installing a control pad, or an iPad, on any wall or surface.  

We Ensure Compatibility and Make Technology Stylish

Interiors instantly become more polished and upscale once Trufig systems are installed. In addition to electrical outlets and keypad solutions, the company also makes HVAC grilles in pretty patterns.  

Echo Workshop has Trufig throughout the showroom. Contact us to schedule a visit. We are your Houston source for Trufig, so let our team make technology stylish and compatible throughout your home or office.

Work on Your Classic Car in Style

Speakers and audio/video systems can help you create the ultimate man cave.

Work on Your Classic Car in Style

Everyone needs their own place where they can relax, let go, and just be. For those of us that are car lovers, particularly classic car lovers, that place is most likely the garage. Creating the perfect place to work on the car, listen to your favorite music, and not worry about anything but the classic beauty in front of you can go a long way toward allowing you to relax, have fun, and let go of the day-to-day items on your to-do list. 

One of the best ways to help foster the ideal ambiance and show off your classic car is to have an incredible audio/video system in your garage. The right A/V system will give you the right music and the right background to create the perfect man cave that will not only allow you to work on your car and have fun doing so, but also show it off to the ideal tunes when the opportunity arises.  

Sights and Sounds

Having the perfect audio/video system in your garage will not only make your garage a man cave, but it will also take it to next level man cave status. Creating the right sounds in your garage will allow you to create an atmosphere around your car, give it even more mystique than it already has just by being a classic, and of course give you some great music to keep you going as you work on your car. You can also listen to the game, of course. Having a TV or monitor hanging on the wall is another way to up the level of your man cave garage. There is nothing like having the game on, tweaking your classic car, and spending Sunday afternoon in your man cave to make a guy's day. 

Integration

Integration is a popular word these days with technology being integral to our lives. It's now more important than ever to have all of our technology connected and working in sync. Integrating your audio/video system in your garage is another way to make your man cave more enjoyable to use.  By integrating all of your technology, you can control everything from the audio to the visual to the cameras in your garage with one remote. This means your garage now not only has a hot classic car inside, it also has the most up-to-date technology available, making your garage your new favorite place to hang out in your house.

Finding the Right Technology

Finding the right technology to show off your classic car and your man cave can be overwhelming. There are many options to choose from, so knowing what you want and what would work best for your home can go a long way toward narrowing those options down.  However, that can be easier said than done if this is your first trip down this road. Echo Workshop can help with that. We have customer service representatives that know just what you need to do to create the perfect man cave for you and your classic car. We can help you choose just the right items, as well as help you set them up and integrate them. In no time at all, you will be showing off your gorgeous car in your ideal space.

There is nothing like stepping into your perfect space. The space that is all yours, all you, and you can relax in. Your garage can be that space for you. The addition of an A/V system can contribute to creating the ideal space in your garage to show off your beautiful classic car, as well as be your man cave and sanctuary from the world outside.  

How Conference Room Innovations Can Make Your Next Meeting a Success

At home or in the office, the right equipment can empower you to do so much more.

How Conference Room Innovations Can Make Your Next Meeting a Success

Technology is one of the most influential driving forces in our lives. Both our personal and professional lives are inextricably intertwined with technology on every level. This is most true, however, in our professional lives, where everything from meetings to the shortest, most basic communication is conducted via technology. Echo Workshop can help you use technology to your advantage so that you can utilize technological advances to create a conference room that takes your meetings to the next level. 

Update Your Audio/Visual Equipment

More and more people are working remotely, and meetings via Zoom, Google Meet, and other platforms are becoming increasingly common. As meetings evolve, it becomes more important than ever that you have the proper equipment to host and participate in virtual meetings. Good audio/visual equipment ensures that your message is properly communicated and your team may continue to connect and move forward as a unit. If your screen fails to transmit your image, or your audio cuts out or gets fuzzy, proper communication becomes impossible. Instead of building morale with the meeting, you are causing frustration and lowering team spirit. A great Sony projector and Screen Innovations motorized screen, along with a good laptop or computer, can extend the quality of the meeting and help foster a sense of camaraderie within the team, regardless of individual locations. The right equipment can go a long way toward making the meeting run smoothly, easily, and in the most positive and productive manner possible. 

Have a High-Quality High-Speed Network

A high-quality, high-speed network is imperative to take your conference room and your meetings to the next level. You may have the highest quality equipment, however, it won't work to its full potential if your network is less than capable. Having a network that is fast, able to transmit high levels of quality data, and reliable is a big factor in utilizing technology to the best of its ability.  Your team will need to be able to share materials and discuss them without being hindered by slow lag times and downloading issues. Having a network that seamlessly works with your team is priceless to your meeting quality, your team, and you. 

Smart Control

Smart control and integration of your technology will go a long way toward making your conference room, and your meetings, better than ever. Integrating your technology so that everything works seamlessly together makes meetings run smoother—and that means your team's morale is better. Moreover, having integrated technology that runs off a smart control will give your team confidence in your equipment, in the team's ability to communicate, and in your company. Savant Systems automation integration enables you to run your meeting without having to stop, restart, and pause in the flow of things to use different aspects of technology. Savant Systems is smart control that lets everything run without interruption, allowing your team to work together virtually and effortlessly.

Technology is one of the most influential factors in our lives today. Technology touches every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally. Especially when it comes to our professional lives, technology is front and center. Echo Workshop is here to help you set up the technology your conference room needs to take your meetings to the next level. Contact one of our Houston representatives today to see how we can create the conference room that builds relationships and grows success. 

A Customized Setup for Your Customized Workout

Audio/video for gyms and yoga rooms will make your home workout a blast.

A Customized Setup for Your Customized Workout

Picture this: your home gym's climate is turned up a notch, just how you like it. Your favorite motivational playlist begins to thump on your custom surround sound system and your personal training video is kicking off your workout with some squat jumps; you are about to have an incredible home workout and it all happened at the push of a button.

This National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, come along to see how our custom audio and visual set-ups can boost your workout, help you reach your goals, and enable you to do it all with ease.

MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU

We all know the feeling: it's been a long week and an even longer day. You're in the middle of a workout and you hit the wall. You're just not feeling the motivation. But then, your favorite song comes on and all that changes. According to a 2018 study, music can help increase strength endurance performance, so it's not just in your head that music helps motivate you to go the extra mile.  Here at Echo Workshop, we specialize in electronic room customization so you can be sure you have the audio equipment you need, exactly how you want it, so you're always motivated to go the extra mile.

TOUCH AND GO

Upgrade your custom fitness studio with Savant, the ultimate automated home smart system. Among many other features, Savant Music Playlists allow you to create the perfect playlist for all your workout moods: calming and relaxing playlists for yoga after a long week, high energy, and intense music for your strength training, and playlists for everything in between.  Savant allows you to access all your music subscription services in one convenient place and at the push of a button, you're off and running, literally!

CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

Regardless of what fitness program you subscribe to, it's important to have that face-to-face interaction with your trainer. Having a customized video set-up in your home gym is a crucial way to make sure you receive the motivation and attention you need to help you reach your fitness goals. Have a favorite workout video? Great! Just pop on the video with our Savant system and you're ready to go. Is your personal trainer out of town? No problem! You can stream a training session right in your fitness room, and with customizable options such as hidden screens and speakers, you can create a multi-purpose room that is accessible at the touch of a button. 

GET YOUR TIME DOWN

With a busy and demanding schedule, finding the time to work out can be difficult, so when minutes count, Savant works in seconds. Our customizable automated system works in sync with your personally tailored fitness room so the space is always ready when you are. Climate control, lighting control, music, and more are preprogrammed and ready for action at the click of a button. With our customized set-ups, you won't waste a second of your day preparing your space; you've worked in the time, now you have the time to work out.

So what can our customized audio and visual set-ups do for you? The better question is what can't they do for you? From climate control, lighting, audio, and visual customization to security, mood-setting, and more, Echo Workshop has specialized in enhancing people's lives through electronic integration and customization since 1999, from the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area to New York City. Contact us today to find out how we can make the home fitness center of your dreams come true.