It’s All About Comfort and Lifestyle
TAGS: Home Theater Design | Home Theater Installation | Media Room | Media Room Design
On these pages, we’ve discussed home theaters versus media rooms, the merits of flat panel displays versus projectors, and options for sound systems. It’s easy to get caught up in choosing the right audio and video equipment for your entertainment space. One area that may not get as much attention is seating.
The choice of seating in your space is as important as any other decision, perhaps even more so. Think about it. If you went to the local cineplex and found the seat uncomfortable for any reason – not enough legroom, padding, support, etc. – there's a good chance you remember that experience more than the movie itself. If you're sitting for hours watching a film or football in your home, comfort is paramount.
Another aspect to consider when selecting seating is how the room is laid out and how furniture will fit inside. Do you enjoy high-backed, reclining, or theater-style seating? Or do you prefer casual sofa-oriented seating? Or maybe a mix?
Choices abound for home theater and media room seating for your New Vernon, NJ home. Read on to see how Bravo AV makes it easy to evaluate the options and help you make the right decision.
Choosing a New Media Room Screen Doesn’t Need to be Difficult
TAGS: Home Theater | Home Theater Installation | Media Room | Media Room Design
The home theater versus media room “debate” may be more shades of gray versus black and white, just as the debate regarding a flat-panel TV or a projector has no clear-cut answer. Screen, flat-panel, and projector technology have advanced to a state where either can be an excellent option with a wide variety of media.
Just a few years ago, that might not have been the case. Projectors were best for huge cinematic screens and darkened rooms, and TVs were best for smaller rooms that had windows. We might exaggerate a little here because you can mitigate light with automated window treatments, but in general, these axioms held true. Now there are a variety of projectors that look great with all types of video content, and the same goes for flat panels.
So how do you choose between a TV and a projector for your Chester, NJ media room screen? There’s no absolute right answer, but we can get you on the path to the choice that’s right for you.
LED Lighting Adds Design Flair with the Bonus of Efficiency and Longevity
TAGS: Lutron Lighting Control | Smart Home Design | Smart Home Lighting Control
Lighting is a critical element of any home. How many times have you looked at a prospective home and made a gut decision based on the lighting? It might be more times than you'd think. A dark home will not look inviting, and a poorly lit kitchen might lack the bright ambiance you'd prefer for the many activities that occur in an important home hub.
With the right imagination, the proper lighting can cure many ills in a house. The good news is that there are more options than ever for using light creatively in your home, and LED lighting technology is leading the way. LED technology lasts up to 20 times longer than incandescent and is 80% more efficient as well. Moreover, since LED fixtures and bulbs generate far less heat, they make the HVAC system work less in warmer seasons, too.
If these were the only benefits, LED lighting would already be a smart decision for your home lighting design in Bernardsville, NJ. But the LED story gets better – keep reading for more.
Go Beyond Convenience in you New Vernon Home
TAGS: Automated Window Treatments | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Design | Smart Home Lighting Control
At Bravo AV, we love motorized shades. You could say we think they're the best invention since sliced bread. In all seriousness, though, there are serious benefits to motorized shades in your New Vernon, NJ home.
We've told you about some of them before. There's an undeniable convenience factor when you can push a button to raise or lower a shade or a whole roomful of shades. And if someone in your family has a disability or even a temporary injury, that convenience turns into a really valuable benefit.
But there are additional ways you can enhance your living spaces with motorized and automated shades and window treatments, especially when you integrate them with other smart home features.
Let's dive into three areas that will make the investment in this smart home option an easy decision.