3 Trends To Enhance Your Home Theater Design And Technology

3 Trends To Enhance Your Home Theater Design And Technology

Upgrade Your Entertainment In Your Chicago Home The frigid Chicago winter is upon us, which means you’re about to spend a lot more time indoors. The next few months are going to be full of home entertainment: binging Netflix shows, catching up on the year’s biggest movies, getting lost in the digital worlds of video games. Whether you’re looking to create a dedicated home theater or turn your living room into a multi-purpose media room, you have a lot of options when it comes to design and technology elements. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the biggest trends in home theater design and technology. These tips and upgrades will enrich how you engage with media in your Chicago home, making it easier to endure the harsh winter season. SEE ALSO: How Sound Meets Style in Your Design Plans  Create A Hybrid Media Space What are the viewing habits of the people in your household? They probably vary dramatically, and a hybrid media space accommodates everyone’s individual needs. To go from casual TV viewing to a more cinematic movie experience, mount a flat-screen TV flush against the wall for the former and have a projector screen drop down in front of it for the latter. For the Netflix lovers in your home, your go-to TVs should be Sony’s Master Series OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. They have a Netflix Calibrated mode that was designed with Netflix professionals to provide the same level of detail as the monitors used in Netflix’s studios. The surround sound system in this room can be used to create an immersive audio environment for...
How Sound Meets Style in Your Design Plans

How Sound Meets Style in Your Design Plans

Why You’ll Want to Use CinemaTech in Your Home Theater Design When building out a home theater, custom home builders, remodelers, and interior designers all have quite the challenge! There are so many factors to consider with home theater design. Whether you’re in Hinsdale or another Illinois area, one thing is definitely true: The space must be outfitted with the proper acoustic treatment along with the desired design elements. Let’s take a look at CinemaTech, one of the brands we love to work with, and how we can collaborate to achieve both great design elements and acoustics for your theater project. See Also: What’s the Key to Successful Home Theater Design?   Designing a successful home theater requires you to evaluate various aspects such as room size and shape, audio quality, screens, projectors and finally — to personalize the look and feel of the theater interior. Enter CinemaTech, one of our premier home theater interior brands. We work with them to deliver expertly tuned acoustic systems, luxurious furniture like custom seating, and a well-designed layout and theme to house all of it. Here is why you’ll want to include them in your next home theater design. Design Services CinemaTech has a dedicated team of designers ready to provide personalized recommendations to optimize the acoustic and design flow of your home theater project. We work with CinemaTech’s design team to ensure that the result is a beautiful, immersive theater experience. If you’re a builder, remodeler or interior designer, CinemaTech’s design team speaks your language- they’ll ensure that designs and materials allow for the optimal sound flow throughout the home theater....
How to Get a High-Quality Movie Experience without the Clutter

How to Get a High-Quality Movie Experience without the Clutter

The Innovative Approach to Home Theater Design: CinemaFrame® Over the years, home theater systems have become more and more refined. Chicagoland homeowners no longer have to devote an entire room to clunky speakers, receivers, projectors, and other media equipment if they want to enjoy movies with the best audio and visuals possible. Instead, hidden technology has made it possible to keep the design clean without compromising on performance. You can hide the speakers in the ceiling, tuck away the AV equipment in a media cabinet, and run wiring behind the walls. But there’s always room for improvement. Instead of finding areas throughout the room to tuck away technology, the latest innovation in home theater design is through CinemaFrame®. Keep reading to learn about this gorgeous home entertainment system and how it could fit into your Illinois property. What is CinemaFrame®? CinemaFrame® is the world’s first completely concealed home entertainment system. It is designed to seamlessly fit into any space – whether a dedicated home theater or general media room – by installing high-quality speakers and AV equipment behind the television. Here at Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we typically like to focus more on the experience for our clients, not a specific product or manufacturer. But we’re making an exception for CinemaFrame® because the unique design is something that we feel will greatly benefit our clients.     The Look The CinemaFrame® system uses a thin frame around the TV to transfer the high-end audio from the hidden speakers to the movie-watchers. To achieve that audio transfer, acoustically transparent materials are used. The trim fabric comes in four different patterns and...
What’s the Key to Successful Home Theater Design?

What’s the Key to Successful Home Theater Design?

Get Illinois Builders, Interior Designers and Homeowners on the Same Page When designing and installing a private cinema, there are so many different factors that go into creating that perfect movie-watching environment. Builders, electricians, AV experts, interior designers, and other contractors all have to work together to achieve the homeowner’s vision. With that many cooks in the kitchen, avoiding miscommunication and mishaps along the way is the goal. Barrett’s Technology Solutions takes a proactive approach to Chicagoland home theater design and installation projects. We manage the entire process to ensure that everyone is on the same page about what needs to happen at what time in order to streamline the cinema installation. Read on to learn about the role that strong project management and AV expertise play in home theater success. During the Design Phase Designing a home theater is about more than picking out fabrics or a theme. It starts with assessing the room’s size, shape, and layout, then coming up with a plan that provides the best audio and visual experience. Your home theater installer will work with your interior designer (and architects and builders for new construction) to plan out the best placement of seating, screen, any hidden technology, etc. in a way that works well for everyone involved. During the Construction Phase If the theater is part of building a new home, it’s vital that your home theater installer be involved with the architects and builders during the construction process. During this phase, the installer can ensure the room is pre-wired with the right power and networking capabilities for the theater equipment. Collaborating early on...