Rethink Your Media Room Design
New Technologies Open Up the Design Process
The standard living room is transforming, thanks to the latest entertainment technologies. Today, one room probably can’t perform all your needs. The new living room will take on the role of a quiet space to chat with guests, read the paper in the morning, or other low-tech endeavors. You will then need somewhere to house all of your audio/video equipment high-tech entertainment options, and that is where media room design comes into play. Designing the space around your technology means that you will use your devices to their fullest potential and feel comfortable at the same time. Read on to learn more about creating an ideal media room for your Southlake, TX home.
Whether you’re using the media room to relax after work with a favorite television series or playing a new video game on the weekend, the quality of your picture is of the utmost importance. Developing a crystal-clear image starts with the space. For instance, as you’re selecting equipment, one question you need to ask yourself is how much ambient light is present. The answer will determine the television you choose, or the projector and screen. There are also methods for reducing ambient light. You can utilize motorized shades that include “blackout” shades. These window treatments can be made to work with your decor, but also block out the day’s light, so that the screen will look as good in the middle of the day as at night.
For the best picture, we suggest that you spring for 4K resolution for your televisions or projectors. Currently, we are obsessed with the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector. Not only does this model deliver supreme picture quality, but it also is supremely beautiful. When not in use, this projector looks like a low accent table. You place it by a wall, and it throws the picture right there, with the option to adjust the size. Sony has really found a way to combine style and substance.
Don’t Ignore the Audio
By devoting a space to media, you have the opportunity to perfect your equipment. When it comes to audio that means developing a plan for your space. You can start with the acoustics. An audio expert like Crown can assess your space and work with you to arrange the seating and the screen. Once you have established that design, we select and place speakers so that all of the viewers will be inside the audio sweet spot. We will then tune the system to your taste and perhaps add acoustic features to the room. The end result will be an incredible listening experience. Whether you’re listening to your favorite record or watching an action film, you should feel submerged in the action.
To ensure that the style features of the room are not overtaken by the equipment, we can offer hidden speakers. These speakers will be installed directly into your wall, and it will appear as if they aren’t even there. You can have great sound without sacrificing style or space.
Looking to make a change in your media room? Contact Crown Audio Video today, and we can help develop a design plan that will hit all the right notes.