Hide Technology for the Ultimate Room Design
Minimize Glaring Wall Acne and Other Clutter with Smart Solutions
If there's one thing homeowners love, it's technology. They want to hear and see their favorite music, sports, and other content in every room of their homes. But they also want something else – an interior design that looks incredible and reflects their personality. Historically, these two impulses have stood at odds. But if you're an interior designer serving Houston, TX, there are plenty of ways to minimize the look of a whole home audio system. Want to learn more? Keep reading
The most prominent components that exist in any living space are your speakers. If you want to hear clear audio, your space will likely feature multiple speakers throughout your rooms and hallways. In some cases, they’re designed to look aesthetically pleasing and can become the cornerstone of your interior design. But while that may be appropriate for one room, it probably won’t do for an entire house.
Instead, recessed speakers exist within walls and can be placed in the ceiling. They're set back, with apertures similar to lighting recesses. When a homeowner walks into a room, these speakers are virtually invisible, and they won't draw the eye.
You may think that popular wireless technology like Sonos will solve many of the issues regarding loose wires throughout the space. That’s only half true. Wireless systems connect to each other wirelessly but still have to plug into a wall. Additionally, wireless systems are less reliable and can’t offer quite the same level of sound quality as a hardwired system.
An integrator can run wires and other cables throughout the walls in easy-to-access structures. That means your clients will never have to see ugly wiring, while still connecting the entire property to a single whole home audio system.
The wires can run to an unused closet or basement where the receivers and other components are neatly racked and organized. That means less clutter in each room and a cleaner look all around.
For the components that remain in the room, you’ll likely want to minimize their appearance. That means the wall-mounted controllers will need to look clean and work into the aesthetic of the room.
Flush-mounting minimizes the edges of the wall panel, so it doesn't protrude and disrupt the clean lines of the walls. Touchpanels are the most common, but flush mounting can also work for lighting fixtures and their controllers.
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