Media Room Design & Installation
Media rooms and home theater rooms, while similar in nature, really serve two different functions. A home theater room is essentially a dedicated room whose main purpose is for viewing movies. The room generally has no windows, and the lighting control system can be programmed according to the room’s use, allowing for near darkness, even during the day. Also in a home theater room, the seating usually is fixed, commonly in multiple rows and often with risers, similar to the stadium seating found in conventional theaters.
Media room design, on the other hand, primarily centers on a multipurpose room with a large video display and a powerful sound system that serves as a hub for other activities besides that of a dedicated home theater room. While media rooms provide a good area for watching movies, they’re also configured for video gaming, watching television, entertaining guests, and surfing the Internet.
Furniture in a media room is generally more casual than that in a home movie theater, with the room more resembling a traditional family room. A media room may often incorporate a couch or a table that matches the same style of decor found throughout the rest of the home. Many media rooms are converted living rooms, dens, or basements, and are normally used more often than home theater rooms in everyday living.
This doesn’t mean that media rooms can’t be just as well equipped as custom home theaters, however. The system may still employ a large flat-panel television or video projector with a retractable screen and concealed speakers and racks.
Whether you’re integrating a media room into new construction or converting existing living space, EDG will design a plan that includes specification and installation of the very best in audio, video, and home automation products to compliment your lifestyle and meet your family’s needs.