4 Must-Haves to Create the Ultimate Home Media Room
ACS Helps New York Families Host Better Movie Nights
Our world is filled with a plethora of entertainment options; technology has made it possible to bring many of those experiences to the comfort of your own home. You can escape reality by getting lost in a movie on a high-definition 4K TV, or by playing your favorite video game without ever having to leave your home. With the help of ACS, you can transform your family room into a multifunctional living space. The key is to design a room with the right technology that is also aesthetically pleasing and a natural part of your decor. Here are some of the must-haves to create the ultimate multifunctional home media room.
Must-have #1: A big screen
While most homeowners might think bigger is always better when it comes to television and screens that is not necessarily the case. For the best picture clarity and greatest detail, you’ll need to consider the size and layout of your space. The farther away your seating area, the smaller your TV appears. Ideally, you’ll want to have a screen that fills a certain amount of your field of view. The recommendations are as follows:
- 40 inch class TV = 4-6 feet away
- 55 inch class TV = 6-9 feet way
- 65 inch class TV = 10-13 feet away
- 75 inch class TV = 15-19 feet away
- 85 inch plus TV = 20+ feet away
These are guidelines to follow, not steadfast rules. The design consultants at ACS take an individual approach to each project we work on.
Must-have #2: Sound Quality
For that immersive theater-like sound, a home media room needs quality speakers true to the filmmaker’s and music editor’s standards, carefully placed within the room. By properly situating speakers and calibrating the system correctly, your escape from reality will be complete.
Must-have #3: Integrated Equipment
Gone are the days of oversized speakers, piles of electronics, and out of controls cords. Thanks to advancements in technology, our family rooms now feature slim, flat screen TVs, personal handheld devices as remote controls, equipment in hidden locations, and surround sound speakers integrated so seamlessly they are nearly invisible. With integrated technology, you won’t disturb the décor and character of your room.
Must-have #4: Flexible Seating
Since your family room has become a multifunctional space, few families are opting for a sofa directly in front of a TV, or a row of theater style seats facing forward. Instead, families are choosing multiple varied furniture pieces arranged in a manner to serve conversation as well as TV viewing. When hosting gatherings, friends and family members can talk comfortably, and then, when it’s time for a movie, they can shift the furniture to focus on the entertainment.
Regardless of your home, we’ll help you create an individual entertainment space that incorporates the technology you require, and still suits the room’s décor. Contact us to learn more about hosting better movies nights or get started by filling out a short questionnaire.