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Using Media Room Design Tricks to Transform Your Living Room

How Automation Can Improve Your Home Entertainment Center

Using Media Room Design Tricks to Transform Your Living Room

It used to be that if you wanted the best that home entertainment had to offer, you needed a dedicated theater room. However, thanks to hidden technologies and home automation, you can experience top-notch audio and video performance in your living room. Using media room design techniques means that every time you sit down in front of the television, you can have a professional quality experience. To learn more about hidden technologies and how they can help you achieve better everyday entertainment in your Allen, TX home, continue reading. 

Types of Hidden Technologies

Whatever you call it--living room, family room, den--the media room is typically where you spend an evening relaxing in front of the television. Maybe your media room is in the basement, or maybe it’s part of an open floor plan. Either way, it’s usually a part of your daily experience. It is a space that you don’t necessarily want to put your equipment on full display. Hidden technologies can help. Below, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite options.

Hidden TVs

Maybe you’re using your media room for many purposes. When having friends over for a few drinks and discussion, you might want to use the comfortable chairs that you use for watching TV. In that instance, you may not want the television to be the focal point. That’s where hidden televisions come into play

Mirror TVs look like a standard mirror: a reflective surface surrounded by a frame of your choice. When it’s not on, your guests would never guess that it is a piece of technology. Then when you turn it on, the reflective surface becomes a high definition television screen.

Maybe you don’t want to use wall space on your television. Motorized televisions can be hidden in the ceiling or in the wall. When you’re ready to watch, you just press a button and a motorized lift reveals the screen.

Hidden Speakers

Recreating that professional viewing experience depends on developing a surround sound system which requires multiple speakers. If you don’t want speakers taking up space in your media room design, then consider hidden speakers. These days your speakers can be virtually invisible by installing them directly into the wall and covering them with drywall painted the same color as the surrounding area. You can also install speakers in the ceiling that look like an air vent. There remain basically out of sight and out of mind--until you turn up the sound.

 

See Also: How to Integrate Whole Home Audio with Design

Update Your Space

Outfitting your media room with the best audio and video equipment is only one piece of the puzzle. Creating the perfect viewing environment depends upon the lighting, temperature and total environment of the space. Smart home automation tools allow you to control each of these elements without getting up from the couch.

You can even save your preferred viewing settings as a scene. Then, when you’re ready to watch, you only need to press one button to dim the lights, close the blackout shades, turn down the temperature so that you can snuggle in a blanket, and you’re ready to watch.

To discover some more media room design tips or start your next home project, contact Crown Audio Video today. We can help you develop a plan that combines extraordinary performance standards and maintaining your style.