Explore New Artful Screen and Sound Options to Keep Your Room Sleek
A media room is a home space where you can enjoy your audio and video entertainment in high quality, both for casual TV show viewing and more immersive movie watching. Unlike a home theater, the space may pull double duty – as a living room, family room, game room, or some other multipurpose area in modern homes with more open designs.
When it comes to the technology that delivers the visual and audio experience, some people may not want the equipment to intrude. Bookshelf and tower speakers may overwhelm the room, or their placement doesn’t fit the aesthetics of the room. Aside from speakers, TVs often become the focal point of a space. When they’re not in use, design-minded people might chuff at looking at a large black rectangle mounted on the wall.
The leading makers of audio and video equipment also understand the importance of design. A whole range of products exists that marry exemplary audio and video performance with subdued design that blends well with the rest of the room. In this blog, we’ll cover two of those options for a media room design in your Atlanta, GA home that is as visually appealing as the rest of your home.
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Spoiler Alert: It’s What You Don’t See
If you happen to be old enough, you might remember a different time in electronic products. In the 1950s and 1960s, when they began exploding in popularity, many TVs and audio products looked like pieces of furniture instead of technology. You may remember the all-in-one turntable, AM-FM radio, and speakers that were all housed in an elegant wood credenza back in the day. Even separate components were encased in wood housing, and far more speakers had natural wood finishes that were not just black.
Today, technology looks like…technology. It is a rare product that incorporates unique design flair. Don't get us wrong; it does exist – in beautifully finished audio gear from McIntosh and Klipsch, to name but two examples. But many otherwise superb products don't always jive with the interior design visions of many of our customers.
We have solutions to that issue. If you don't like to see flat panel screens when they're not in use, you don't have to. On our blog, we've discussed many architectural speakers that deliver incredible sound without taking up any real estate in your room – including subwoofers.
This month, we want to tell you about a company that makes exceptional solutions to hide the technology bits you don't wish to be visible until they're called upon. Future Automation is an engineering company highly skilled at making equipment that looks custom-built for your home. So if you want a media room design that features more design than media equipment in your Buckhead home, there' likely a Future Automation solution.
Read on to learn more about innovative Future Automation products to hide your technology.
The Levitating, Motorized Zero-G Screen from Screen Innovations
We hear it all the time. Our customers want the latest and greatest in sight and sound for their media rooms - whether it’s a home theater, a master bedroom, a game room - they want it. But they don’t always want to see it when it’s not in use.
After all, bedrooms are for relaxing and sleeping. Living and family rooms are for gathering and conversation. Game rooms are for… games. We get it. Screens have invaded our work, our cars, our pockets and purses, and every part of our lives. We understand that you don’t always want screens to demand your attention, especially when they’re turned off.
If your media room pulls double duty in your Alpharetta home – as many do – you may get just as excited as we are about the latest screen design from Screen Innovations. We love technology at Georgia Home Theater, and we love hiding it as much as some of you do, as we do with architectural surround sound speakers in many installations.
Read on to learn more about the Screen Innovations Zero-G - the floating screen that you see only when you need it
If You Need Hidden A/V in your Media Room, We’re Here to Help
Since our name is Georgia Home Theater, you might surmise that we build a lot of home theaters – and we do. But not everyone’s idea of a home theater is recliner seating, a projector, and huge speakers. The reality for many people is that the media space is a part of a living, family, or game room. And while they want high-quality audio and video entertainment, they also don’t want the space to be overwhelmed by the equipment and the technology.
The good news is that you can have your cake and eat it too, at least when it comes to media room design for your Roswell or Metro Atlanta, Georgia home. Companies in the audio and video electronics industry have understood that design and décor are important, and that technology needs to fit in with the aesthetic. You can equip your room with excellent audio and video, and you can also maintain the style that you want.
Keep reading below to check out three equipment ideas for media room designs that deliver the performance but don’t upset the décor.
5 Great Gift Ideas for that Special Audio and Video Enthusiast
Father’s Day is coming in June, as it always does. Are you not sure what to get your significant other as a gift ahead of this year’s celebration?
Georgia Home Theater has some ways to change that, especially if your Dad or husband is an audio or video enthusiast. Even if he's not, we have some excellent gift ideas that might just turn him into one. So if you’ve been wondering what to get the Dad in your life for Father’s Day, these five ideas are sure to amp up his Atlanta-area media room design with their outstanding performance.
Are you excited that you will now know what to buy for Father’s Day? Just keep reading.
You Don’t Need a Ton of Space to Enjoy Your Favorite Entertainment
Unused rooms in your home offer a world of potential. Recent retirees may have an office they no longer need, or empty nesters may want new ways to transform their kids’ rooms. Fitness rooms, library rooms, and libraries are some of the more popular choices. Recently, we’ve also seen a lot of clients reach out to see if these spare rooms in their Vinings-area homes are big enough for a successful media room design.
Entertainment spaces used to require a lot of equipment that could easily overwhelm a small room. Over the past few years, however, technology advances have made it so you can create the ideal viewing and listening environment almost anywhere. From motorized shades that reduce glare to speakers that stay hidden from view, we outline some of our favorite features below.