Stylish, Concealable Solutions for Integrating Media Capability Into Your Space
TAGS: Future Automation | Leon Speakers | Media Room Design | Media Room Ideas | Media Room setup
How do you prefer a media room to look? If you’re technologically oriented or are an AV enthusiast in general, you may prefer a media space that shows off the equipment. You might like the speakers, subwoofers, AV receivers and amplifiers, and fancy control tablets prominently visible. Many people enjoy it that way.
Other people have a different sense of aesthetics and design for their homes. When it comes to the media room, they want a high-quality media experience, but they don't want the technology to overwhelm the room.
Fortunately, a variety of solutions exist to gracefully integrate media components into your spaces. If you're looking to design an aesthetically beautiful, high-performance media room, keep reading below for some of the best ideas to hide the tech in your Far Hills, NJ home.
So, What Exactly Is a Media Room?
TAGS: Home Theater Installation | Media Room Design | Media room ideas | Media Room Setup
On these pages, we have several blogs about different aspects of media rooms. We have covered topics like surround sound, types of screens, projectors, TVs, and how media rooms and home theaters differ.
However, we'd like to take a step back this month and go back to basics – what exactly is a media room? Using the word "exactly" may not be the best choice, as there is no definitive answer that’s perfect for every homeowner. But we can break down all the essential elements that can make up a proper media room, versus a space in your home that just has a TV in it.
We will cover the major aspects to consider in any media room design. Some of them may be very familiar to you, and some less so, but it doesn't lessen their importance. If you're considering a fresh media room installation in your Somerset County, NJ home, an upgrade, or perhaps turning your family, living, or game room into a top-notch media space, then you’ll want to continue reading below.
The Answers Will Lead to Your Perfect Media Room
TAGS: Home Theater Design | Home Theater Installation | Media Room Design | Media Room Screen | Media Room Seating
If you’re embarking on a media room setup in Mendham, NJ, you have a lot of things to think about. Before you get bogged down in equipment choices and various other details, Bravo AV believes a structured approach to thinking about your media space will ultimately yield the room that is right for you.
We think these are the “big picture” questions to answer about your media room setup and in this blog, we’ll dive deeper. The questions deal with the kind of sound quality you want, the image quality you prefer, and how important the design and aesthetics of your space are to you. Some people place a priority on all three, while some have clear priorities on what matters most to them. Once you start down this path, the choices for your media room become clearer.
Without further ado, let’s discuss these critical questions in more detail.
Don't Worry - There's a Screen for That!
TAGS: Home Theater Design | Home Theater Installation | Media Room | Media Room Design
When you are looking to install or upgrade a media room screen in your Warren, NJ home, your tendency is likely to “go big.” While flat-panel TVs have gotten ever-larger, at a point beyond 90 inches or so, a projector and screen will provide the largest and most cost-effective image.
Some people may not initially want a projector because of aesthetics or perceived complexity. The reality is that a projector setup done correctly is just as easy to use and looks as great as any other display. A more significant reason someone might not want a projector is because of windows in the room that let in a large amount of light. If your media room serves a purpose beyond films in the dark, you might desire more light in the room, especially on a Sunday afternoon while watching a Giants football game.
Does that mean a projector is out of the question? Far from it. First, you can control light with smart, automated features like motorized shades. But that doesn't mean you need a fully darkened room to watch football either. The latest projectors from top brands like Sony, coupled with ambient light-absorbing screens, make it easy for your media room not to have to be a cave.
Read on to learn more about one such versatile screen, the Black Diamond from Screen Innovations.