Media Room Design Tips to Impress Your Guests
How to Add the ‘Wow Factor’ to Your Media Room
We've covered a lot of the basic necessities of a media room or dedicated home theater – like 4K picture, 3D audio, and smart controls. But what makes your room really make your guests say "wow"? In this article we'll give you some tips on how we can add the "wow factor" to your media room. Your guests will certainly remember your hospitality and luxurious rooms.
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Surprise Guests by Hiding TVs and Tech
Place a TV in your bedframe, behind a piece of artwork, or in the ceiling and watch your guests' jaws drop as the screen appears. We use motorized lifts, TV mirrors by Seura, enclosures, and custom AV furniture to hide technology. We also have a CNC machine that can create custom wood pieces. So if you have a special room that you'd like customized to your needs, we can design and implement anything you desire. Put a TV in the bed or across from the bed behind artwork in the guest room and your friends will have a memorable night enjoying movies while they're in bed. We can also install TVs in the bathroom mirror or shower so that they can watch the news or other programs as they get ready.
Provide Cool Controls
It's an exciting feeling when you have all the controls in your hands – especially when they look amazing. Whether it's a universal remote that can turn on the TV, lower the lights, and set the thermostat, or an app on a sleek iPad, the type of control matters and contributes to your experience. If the controls are too confusing or difficult to operate, you won't be able to relax or enjoy your entertainment. In the past, when smart homes were in their infancy, controls could be fairly complicated to operate. But today's smart home systems are easier to use than ever. Keep a touchpad mounted on the wall, place custom wall switches for easy access to one-touch scenes, or simply provide an all-in-one remote control. Watch jaws drop when they hit one button and the TV appears, the shades go down, and the lights dim for an evening of entertainment.
Welcome Them with High-Tech Amenities
The fun part of having a smart home is planning for various occasions. So if you have a guest arriving next week, you can prepare for them with automation. For example, create a playlist of their favorite songs and have it play the hour they arrive from the airport. Download their favorite TV shows and movies using the Kaleidescape movie server so they can unwind and watch video in 4K after a long day of travel. Have you made special plans with you friends that week? If you have an early wake-up time for your day trip together, make it easier for them using your smart controls. The system will automatically turn on the lights, music, and new right at 6 a.m. so they can get a jump start getting ready.
So it turns out that your best asset for entertaining and being the perfect host is automation! Contact us online to have us design your media room, guest house, or entire home with smart technology!