Designing a Home Audio Video Space for All Tastes
Every home and every homeowner have a unique style. When it comes to synchronizing home audio video with the decor, we’ve found there is a whole range of opinions. Some people want their equipment on full display, while others want their furniture and decorations to take center stage. The look of your audio video probably also depends on the specific room you are in. However, whatever your preference or the space, the quality of your picture and your sound should still be extraordinary. From the living room to a dedicated home theater, we’re covering the top solutions for fitting technology into your style.
The living room is usually a place where the audio and video equipment shouldn’t dominate. However, it is also an area where members of the family gather to watch television or perhaps listen to music. Incorporating hidden technologies is an easy fix for quietly adding quality equipment.
For the television, when you’re watching something, you want the screen to be a focal point, but maybe not when you’re sitting and chatting. A mirror TV could be the right solution. Companies like Seura offer TVs that look and feel exactly like a mirror until you turn them on. Therefore, even if you place your screen somewhere conspicuous, like over the mantle, it will look like decoration until you want to use it.
For the audio, perhaps you want a surround sound feel. You could utilize hidden speakers that are fitted into the walls and ceilings. In-wall speakers look just like a part of the surrounding wall and can even be painted or wallpapered. In-ceiling speakers typically look like a small air vent. Using this model, there will be sound dispersed from all around you, even above. You can have a surround sound experience without any bulky equipment.
Multi-Purpose Media Room
Maybe your family has its gamer, its cinephile, and its audiophile. Is there a way to bring them all together? With a multipurpose media room, you can create a space for every member of your family. Typically, these spaces are a little more equipment-heavy, and homeowners like to place them somewhere less centralized like a basement or den. However, there are easy ways to make the equipment mesh with the environment.
Let’s think of an example room: the seating area will point towards a television (or multiple televisions), hooked up to all the gaming consoles. But if you want to watch a movie, a projector and screen can descend from the ceiling, and the blackout shades can block out any natural light. Throughout the room are perfectly placed speakers that can be connected to multiple sources including the TV, projector, music streaming services and even vinyl.
The best way to keep this all organized is with smart home automation. With all the equipment on one system, you can switch from one mode to the other at the touch of the button. Work with an audio video professional to build your system and create the appropriate settings.
Dedicated Home Theater
Maybe you want to fully optimize one space for one activity. The beauty of a home theater is that every part of the space is engineered to enhance your viewing and listening experience. From the flooring to the acoustics, an audio professional will ensure that every aspect is working to immerse you in the film, television show, or game.
You can also give your theater a unique twist. Many homeowners select a theme for their theater, like their favorite team or a drive-in theater. You can really make it your own.
Whatever your taste, if you want to have a quality home audio and video experience, it’s best to work with a professional. Contact Andrus Audio today to get started.
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