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We specialize in collaborating with local builders, architects designers, and more. Echo Workshop is your local smart home company and technology installation partner.


Breathe Deep This Respiratory Care Week with Air Purification Systems

A better you begins with better air.

Breathe Deep This Respiratory Care Week with Air Purification Systems

Clean air. Like clean water, we need it to survive. Also like water, the air we breathe is something we tend to take for granted but cannot afford to, especially in our homes. You wouldn't allow your home's water to be polluted, would you? So why allow the air you and your family breathe in your home to be polluted? 

With Respiratory Care Week here (October 25-31), come find out how an air purification system in your home can help elevate your life, improve your health, and keep your family safe.

Elevate Your Energy

Have you ever noticed how good you feel when you breathe fresh air? How invigorating it is when you step outside? Well, there's a reason for that: the air outside your home actually tends to be cleaner than the air inside your home! Yes, you read that right. According to the EPA, indoor air pollution tends to be 2 to 5 times greater than that of outdoor air pollution. Higher air pollution in your home means poor health and poor sleep, which means it's going to be difficult to get up at 5:00 A.M. for that home workout. At Echo Workshop we have partnered with Pure365 to bring you the premiere home air purification systems: the "Super V" Whole House Air Cleaner and the Ultrafine 468 for single room and area purification. When you're breathing cleaner, you're living better.

Improved Wellbeing

There's something else about clean, fresh air that I'm sure you've noticed: it helps you sleep. Ever fall asleep on the beach? On a picnic blanket? I bet you have and that is because fresher air means better sleep. A 2017 study by the American Thoracic Society found that high levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, and we all know how terrible we feel and look after a night of restless sleep. With a Pure365 air purification system, you can rest easier and better knowing your home's air quality is safe and pure. Furthermore, with all that sound sleep you'll be getting you'll be looking and feeling younger—and who wouldn't want that? 

Safe at Home

Your home is your sanctuary. A place of safety and security. It is the place where you raise and love your family; it is important to protect them. Echo Workshop can help you ensure your family's safety and health for years to come by finding the air purification system that is right for your home. According to the first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health young children and elderly adults are most at risk for health problems related to air pollution, especially indoors. The Super V Whole House Air Cleaner from Pure365 utilizes technology that is currently used by hospitals and the military. It's patented DFS (Disinfecting Filtration System) technology deactivates mold, viruses, fungi, and bacteria all the way down to 0.007 micron, which is smaller than most viruses! It also helps to reduce harmful gases and odors. With an air purification system in your home, you'll never have to worry about whether the air your family breathes is safe because you'll know it is.

You work hard to provide the best life for you and your family. You deserve clean, pure, safe air to breathe at the home you have built for them. This Respiratory Care Week, let our home customization experts at Echo Workshop help you choose the air purification system that is right for you and your family. Whether it is for your entire home or just one room, we have an air purification system to suit your needs. Contact us today to start living a better, happier, healthier you.

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.

3 Things You Should Look for in Your Smart Home Company

Work with professionals that deliver a system you’ll use every day

3 Things You Should Look for in Your Smart Home Company

Adding smart home technology to your Houston, TX, property is stressful. Not only are you confused about the devices themselves, but you also have to find a company that operates reliably and efficiently from initial discovery to final walkthrough. And you'll need one that supports its work after the installation finishes -- you don't want them to disappear if something goes wrong! So, here, we've made it simple. Check out the three things you should look for in your next smart home company.

Don’t Let Technology Installation Slow Down Your Next Home Build

Work with a smart home company that streamlines project management and collaboration

Don’t Let Technology Installation Slow Down Your Next Home Build

According to IDC, the research firm anticipates a 26.9 percent year-over-year growth of the global smart home market in 2019. Sustained growth is expected to continue with a 16.9 percent increase by 2023. If you're a builder or architect serving Houston, TX, it's time to acknowledge that smart home technology are going to be an integral part of your projects. At Echo Workshop, we're a smart home company specializing in partnering with local trade professionals to reduce the time and overhead costs of adding smart technology throughout a new home build. To find out how we can help you, keep reading.