Natural light is great, but it can cause a serious glare that makes it difficult to actually watch TV. The same is true of lamps and other lighting sources, so it’s important to keep this in mind when choosing light fixtures and positioning them throughout the room. Curtains that diffuse light (or block it out altogether) and dimmer switches on fixtures can also provide more control over the amount of light, and glare, that enters the room.
Whether you’re watching a movie, playing video games, or just hanging out, you want it to be a comfortable experience for you and your guests. Having comfortable couches and chairs, as well as a variety of pillows and blankets, ensures that everyone can customize their levels of coziness. You’ll also want to consider carpeting, or the use of rugs, in order to avoid annoying echoes from the sound bouncing off the floor and walls. This can be really distracting and make it difficult to hear.
The way that your media room is laid out will have a big impact on the level of enjoyment you get out of it. For the sake of sound quality, it’s best to have the TV in a rectangular room on a shorter wall. This keeps the sound from spreading out across the room, and instead directs it towards the viewing area. If that doesn’t work with the flow of your home plans, it’s helpful to create some sort of defined separation around the TV and sound system, even if it’s just with bookshelves or plants. You’ll also want to make sure there’s a clear path for traffic, so that people aren’t climbing over each other or walking in front of the TV every time they have to go to the bathroom or to the kitchen for a snack.
One of the biggest benefits of building a custom home, is that it allows you to spend some time carefully considering each asset that you include. The things that bring your family and friends together and that will provide years of enjoyment are always worth considering, so if you see your house as being the one everyone goes to for football games and movies, a well planned media space could be the right fit!
At Empire Custom Builders our goal is to create the spaces that will allow you to live the life you’ve always wanted, with the people that you treasure most. Building or remodeling your luxury custom home is the perfect opportunity to do just that.