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Homes are almost thinking for themselves when it comes to appliances, furnishings, and security. There are also a lot of clever design ideas out there, especially for kitchen storage and making plans to age in place.

BY HONEY MURRAY

When Ana Vieyra, a busy CFO and mother of an energetic toddler, finally gets to call it a day and head upstairs for the night at her Bloomfield Hills home, she likely has many things on her mind. But Vieyra never has to worry about remembering to turn off the lights downstairs. Or in the lower-level entertainment area. Or in the garage. Or even in any of the home’s closets. With the touch of a bedside button, the whole home’s lighting — not to mention energy savings — are within her reach, thanks to Lutron lighting and a programmable Radiora system. Vieyra is one of hundreds of area residents who are opting for various smart elements, such as those described below, when designing their homes.

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Euroamerica Design, Troy

A-Plus Organization: “Beautiful and efficient, with high intelligence and the ability to hide and organize your things — and they can even display and wind your watches!” That’s how EuroAmerica Design owner Rob Nusbaum describes some of his favorite Hulsta closets.

A Designer's Dream: “Hulsta’s smart, European design offers simplicity, beauty, efficiency, luxury, and the mechanisms to display — or enclose — clothing, shoes, jewelry, artwork, and more,” Nusbaum says.

Clean and Simple: “Although it’s the norm in Europe, the trend here is toward simplicity and clean, square lines; not a lot of moulding; soft and contemporary woods.”

Information: 248-649-8950, euroamericadesign.com

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