3 Popular Home Entertainment Styles
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A high-performance home entertainment system can be a complicated thing. Many California homeowners find themselves with multiple remotes or ways to control their system. A smart whole home audio video system can be a simpler solution. But once you’ve decided to go this route, what will you do with your system? Should your kitchen include audio? Should you dedicate a room for a home theater? You don’t have to be alone when answering these questions. Continue reading this blog for insight into a few of these options.
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WHOLE HOME AUDIO
A whole home audio system might be a good place to start. Since most forms of entertainment include some form of audio, you can think of it as a backbone of sorts. A high-performance audio system can elevate your movie watching, music listening, or gaming, while low-end audio can make all of these activities a little less satisfactory. Here are a few things to consider when designing your whole home audio:
- How many sources would you like included?
This can mean digital streaming services, like Spotify or Tidal, a turntable, your televisions, or your gaming systems. Starting your system capable of playing your favorites is great, but you can also add sources down the road if you would like.
- Where will you want audio?
Deciding which rooms will be outfitted with speakers and how you will be using them can help your audio professional install your system to suit your needs. You can even include audio in outdoor spaces like your yard or patio.
- How would you like to control it?
A smart audio system can be controlled via your phone, tablet, a dedicated touch panel, or a remote. Work with your audio professional to establish the combination of these that you are most comfortable with.
MEDIA ROOM DESIGN
Once you have a high-quality audio system in place, you can think about how you would like to use it. Multi-purpose media rooms are becoming a trend in the world of audio video. The reason: homeowners can use one space in many contexts. Coupling audio video equipment with smart home automation means you can press one button to transform the space to be ideal for a specific form of entertainment. Multi-purpose media rooms are perfect for smaller, cozier houses because you can do so much in one room. Here are a few examples:
- Cinema-Quality Experience: When watching a movie, you’ll want the motorized shades to close the blackout drapes, the lights to turn off or dim down low, and the projector to come out and turn on.
- Audiophile Oasis: When you want to relax with a record, press a button to make the audio source your turntable, dim the lights low to set the mood. Then sit in your comfiest chair with a nice drink.
- Game Night: Maybe you just want a low-tech night with the family. Turn the lights up bright around the gaming system and maybe turn on some low-level background music.
DEDICATED HOME THEATER
While you can do much with a media room, for the best performance you might want to include a dedicated home theater in your whole home audio video system. Every aspect of this room is designed to enhance the quality of your sound and picture, as well as your comfort. From acoustic treatments to removing ambient light, your home theater will reproduce the experience of going out to the movies right in your home. If you’re a true cinephile and you have an extra room, this is the right path for you.
Whatever option works best in your home and for your family, finding a trusted partner to guide you through the process of selecting and installing your audio video equipment is the first step. Contact The HomeWorks Group today to learn more about these solutions and how we can make them a reality.