Earlier we spoke about personal electronics and how you should consider factoring their use into your overall design. When we take a look at audio visual components, it takes that conversation to a whole new level.
Here are a few of the components you should be thinking about:
1. T.V. placement
2. Surround sound system
3. Home Works Automation System
4. A/V interface placement
5. Speakers visible or invisible?
On top of the obvious components mentioned, one thing that is usually overlooked is the need for a media closet for your A/V and HomeWorks system. A lot of our clients have A/V systems and/or HomeWorks in their homes. Some are larger than others but all of them have wires and cables associated with them. When looking at the larger systems we’ve found there are a lot of components that need to be hidden. An entire storage closet can sometimes be necessary to hide and organize the cables and wires connected to an A/V system. This is something you want to consider on the front end when designing versus the backend when you are done. Forgetting about it until the end will cost you more money. To install an A/V or HomeWorks system after the fact means cutting holes in walls, creating new spaces and potentially rearranging your current lighting design.
This is an area your designer can really come in handy. If your designer is connected with a qualified and experienced A/V expert, they can work together to design something unique for your home.