Whether you’re building a home and would like to include a media room or you’re thinking about remodeling an existing space, there are a lot of aspects to consider.
Media rooms are no longer just a place to sit back and watch TV. Nowadays, there are many other points of interest like gaming, surfing the internet, video chatting, and even connecting to your home’s security system to consider.
Here are some things to think about as you plan out your media space:
- Room Size / Location
Sit down and draw a simple sketch of what you want your media room to look like. Consider the size of the room and the layout of your equipment.You’ll also want to think about seating. For media rooms, it’s nice to have seating that can be easily moved around and reconfigured. Since the room serves multiple purposes, there may be times where you want it set up more like theater seating and other times where you’d like to configure the space for conversation or playing games.
The main thing to consider about the location is sound. Media rooms are generally loud, so choosing a place in the house that won’t be too distracting is important. You also want to think about ways to soundproof, like installing sound panels on the walls, carpeting the floor and using heavy curtains to block out noise.
Lighting is an important aspect of designing a media room because you want to be able to create a theatrical atmosphere as needed. The best types of lighting to use are ambient and recessed lighting that can be dimmed as needed for the ultimate movie watching or gaming experience.
- Audiovisual Equipment
One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make will be about the audiovisual equipment necessary to create the ultimate experience. The main components you’ll want to consider are:
- Speakers – What kind, how many, and where to put them for best results?
- Flat screen TV or projector – Which one fits in the space and creates the best cinematic experience.
- Remote controls – Not only are they useful for your audiovisual equipment and TV, but also consider remotes for dimming/brightening the lights and even connecting to things like your heat and air.
- Wiring – Figuring out the best way to connect everything without having a mess of wires all over the room.
If you’d like expert advice on how to make your media room the perfect space, talk with one of our skilled home AV professionals at Texadia Systems today.