“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.” -Barbara Bush
Our lives seem to be infinitely more chaotic and hectic than they were just a couple of decades ago and it can seem nearly impossible to get the entire family to take part in an activity together. However, you will regret not having that time together if you don’t find a way to make it happen. One way that can make that happen is planning family movie night each week or at least a couple of times each month. Pulling everyone away from their other activities can prove challenging, but if you create a killer media room, you might just find them wanting more family movie nights. Here are a few features you should consider incorporating that make media rooms a great investment.
1. Electronics. While the television or projector and the audio system represent the largest part of the budget for media rooms, they are important to get right. You are looking for a winning combination of price, light output, picture and sound quality, size, and features that will make movies pull you in like they do when you sit in a movie theater.
2. Seating. Investing in comfortable seating is a must, not only to reduce fidgeting during the movie, but also to facilitate ease of viewing and interacting with family members (snuggling during a movie is unforgettable!)
3. Walls & Floors. You aren’t just looking for incredible acoustics in media rooms, but also soundproofing, so you don’t upset neighbors or family members who opt out of a movie night from time to time to sleep or study.
4. Automation. Tying it all together with automation in media rooms is the best way to enjoy a seamless experience. A smart home system with connected light systems, window blind control, room ambiance control, and more will let your family all enjoy the movie without someone being delegated as a human remote control.
Here at Hot Wired Audio Video, Inc., we can work with dedicated media rooms or even elevate a current living room so that it becomes the favorite hotspot in your home. We consider every aspect from television size and speaker setup to remote programming and automation to give you a place where family movie night memories can be made. All you’ll need to do is pop some popcorn! Contact us today to learn more.