Media Room Design
There are many variables that can make or break or theater or media room. We can design rooms based on acoustics, aesthetics, and audio video needs. We work with architects and interior designers to make sure that every detail is perfect. We can help you select the right screen size, type of technology and the audio equipment for any given room size and shape.
Understanding Room Design
Room design is a crucial aspect when seeking to install a home theater system or any kind of house automation systems. It is the layout of the room which will determine how and where you can place all the electronic equipment to ensure that you get the best possible effect. The speakers must be placed at specific locations not just for acoustics but also for health and safety reasons. The same goes for the flat screen television that you might want to put in. The best thing to do is have the room design as per your requirements when it is being built.
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The Need For A Room Designer
However, if that is not an option then the next best thing to do is to make the best of the existing room design. Seeking help from a professional will surely stand you in good stead. Inappropriate placement can make the home theater experience an unpleasant one instead of the truly enjoyable. Once you figure out where to place the large screen television, half the job is done. It is recommended that the minimum television viewing distance be almost twice as much as the screen width. The furthest away from the screen you can sit should not be more than five times the screen width.
Lighting & Room Design
Besides room design, lighting is also important when setting up your home theater system. Dim lights are recommended and contrary to popular belief, complete darkness is not conducive to watching television. Ideally the lighting can be concealed in the roof or in the floor of your media room. Hence, it is best to get this done before you move into the house. Too much ambient light or natural light is not required and the color of the walls of this particular room must be carefully chosen.
Acoustics & Room Design
The acoustics in your media room will largely depend upon the material that the walls are made of. The more sound proof your media room design is, the better will be the effect. Soundproofing will ensure that outside noise does not filter in and vice versa. Also hard surface such as ceramic tiles and concrete and concrete ceilings can bring about echo and cause poor sound quality. Absorptive materials such as wall-to-wall carpeting can in turn lead to dulling of sound. The ideal ratio is 1:1 with respect to both kinds of materials. Increasing space in the room and putting in heavy carpets or throw rugs are some cost-effective ways of soundproofing a room without any structural changes.