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09
January
2018

Is a Loud Ceiling Ruining Your Interior Décor?

Reduce Clutter through Smart Home Design

You’ve thought about everything when designing your New York City home, right? The furniture, AV equipment, and lighting are all optimized to create a sleek interior décor.

Did you forget about the ceiling? Many clients don’t seem to consider that as part of their décor until they look up and see a clutter of HVAC vents, lighting fixtures and recessed speakers.

You don’t have to worry about that with smart home design. It can help you achieve quieter, less cluttered spaces.

Want to find out how? Just keep reading.

See Also: Are You Comfortable With Your Sound System?

A Consistent Vision

No matter what style you prefer, the key to a successful interior design is harmony and consistency.

Every piece should fit together within one cohesive vision. The same should be true of your ceilings.

So how do you accomplish a ‘quiet ceiling’ that rounds out your décor instead of clashing with it?

You have to consider the products you use, their sizes, and their placement.

Finding the Right Approach

The first step is figuring out what needs to be included in your ceiling. In most cases you’ll need lighting fixtures, HVAC vents and speakers.

For all of these components, you should use flush-mounted solutions like those from Trufig and Sonance. Flush-mounting means that the device is not raised and distinct from the surrounding ceiling. It doesn’t disrupt the visual harmony.

The second step is figuring out how all these components will work together. One thing to take into account is shape. If you have round light fixtures, opt for round in-ceiling speakers so they camouflage better together.

The last step is placement. No matter how discreetly your components are installed, they’re going to stand out if they’re all cluttered in one area of the room.

Instead, spread them out uniformly throughout the room to create a more fluid, quiet design for the space.

Better Design, Better Performance

Interestingly enough, your technology and design options don’t have to clash with this approach. They go hand-in-hand.

By embracing discreet options, you can incorporate more fixtures uniformly throughout the room for better performance.

We’ve already established how this approach is better than the old-school design thought associated with high-performance audio.

Instead of speakers relegated to a corner of the room, having them spread out allows everyone in the room to enjoy the same quality.

By spreading out your lighting fixtures, you can also create distinct scenes and dim lights without leaving anyone in the dark.

 

Do you have questions about ditching old-school design methods and crafting the smart home of your dreams? We can help!

To find your local design partner, just click here.

Categories: Smart Home Design New York City




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