If you could have your very own media room – with the requisite big screen TV, comfy chairs and awesome sound – what role would it play in your home life?
Would it become…
A. A place to watch the big game with friends
B. The cozy area your family hangs out in to watch movies
C. A gamer’s paradise
D. The perfect space to entertain
E. All of the above
Media rooms have become more commonplace in today’s homes. But many of them are utilized as more of a multi-purpose entertainment space than a dedicated home theater. And you are more likely to see them double as a family room – even in open space floorplans.
When creating your own multi-purpose media room, the following 4 details are critical:
1. Adjustable Lighting
Because a darkened room will improve the picture quality, you’ll want to invest in drapes with blackout lining. Adding dimmer switches to the lighting will also create the perfect ambience.
2. High Quality Surround Sound
Think of how important sound is to your movie-viewing experience in an actual cinema. To recreate that sensory impact at home, you’ll need to have a 5.1 to 13.1 surround sound system. Textured walls and heavy drapes may enhance the acoustics of the space by absorbing sound and reducing echoes.
3. Comfortable and Flexible Seating
Theater-style multi-level seating is hard to achieve in a multi-use room and requires a dedicated media room. However, in a multi-purpose setting, recliners and large sofas can provide comfortable seating that can be reconfigured as your entertainment and viewing needs demand.
4. A Good TV System
The widespread availability of flat screen TVs makes it easier than ever to have great picture quality without the need to purchase bulky electronics that take up a lot of space.
If you have enough room, the entertainment potential of the space can be enhanced by adding a small bar area and incorporating features like a popcorn machine or a pool table.
To learn more about how to create a multi-purpose media room for your home, contact Sheeja today for a complimentary 15 minute conversation.