What to Consider When Installing a Media Room
What A Builder Needs to Know About Home Entertainment
With the dawning of a new and better age of television, entertainment systems have never been more important to home buyers. A modern home should include a space that is ready for a superior viewing experience--if you want it to sell. Westlake, TX area builders take note: what does it take to create a space that will impress potential buyers? A successful media room installation requires attention to detail and a deep understanding of audio video systems and home automation. Continue reading to discover three tips for better entertainment.
Should There be Windows?
If you have installed a dedicated home theater, then you probably know that windows are typically frowned upon in these spaces. Light can, of course, impact an audience’s ability to see what’s on the screen. However, homeowners typically use their media rooms for multiple purposes--whether that’s playing a board game with the family or listening to a record. Therefore, windows are generally more of a selling point than a liability.
One way to manage the light coming in through these windows is through motorized shades. Demonstrate to the buyer that you’ve thought of everything by installing blackout shades into their media room. That way, when it’s time to press play on a movie or television show, the shades will be programmed to automatically close, and the audience is completely immersed in the viewing experience. When the show is over, the shades open up again, so the space can be used in another way.
Where Will the Equipment Go?
Again, this room will have many uses, so homeowners won’t usually want big speakers or video equipment taking up space in their home. But, your buyer will expect a space that is ready for high-quality audio and video.
Consider hidden technologies coupled with smart wiring design. Hidden speakers, for example, can be installed directly into the walls or ceiling. Proper placement will ensure that the media room is equipped to provide surround sound for the homeowner. In addition, using audio and video distribution, most of the equipment can be store out of the way, in a closet or even the basement, but still provide the media room with a variety of audio and video sources.
How Do You Ensure Better Sound?
Equipment can only go so far towards producing the best audio possible. Taking the time to design and manage the acoustics of the media room helps perfect the sound quality and helps decrease sound leaks out of this space and into the rest of the house.
During the construction phase, an AV professional can assess the shape of the room and install acoustic panels into the walls. Then, as the flooring, walls, and more are being installed, an expert can help choose what fabrics would help the room sound it’s best.
Proper media room installation demonstrates to your customer that you are thinking about their home entertainment needs and proper installation starts with expert advice. Contact Crown Audio Video today to get started on your next project.