4 Steps to Transform Your Space Into a Multipurpose Entertainment Room
Bring a family room, living room, or basement to life with a few technology upgrades
In 2021, home entertainment is more popular than ever. And with technologies like advanced audio-video systems, smart lighting, custom window treatments, and hidden technology, it’s easy to transform a family room, living room, spare room, or basement into a multi-purpose entertainment space.
Imagine watching movies, listening to music, gaming online, and throwing parties for family and friends — with one space to support everything. Keep reading to learn the tech upgrades you need to bring entertainment to life in your Scottsdale, AZ home.
1. Install an Audio Video System
No entertainment space is complete without amazing audio and video for watching movies, listening to music, playing video games, following sports tournaments, and more. Bring all your content to life in vivid detail with an 8K Sony TV or re-create the cinematic magic with a 4K projection screen from Screen Innovations. If you have a lot of foot traffic in your entertainment room, consider concealing your screen with a lift or mount to preserve your equipment and prevent accidental breakages.
We recommend in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for audio to create an immersive soundscape throughout your entire space for watching movies or listening to music.
2. Upgrade to Tunable Smart Lighting
The right lighting does wonders for your space. For a room with multiple purposes, we recommend upgrading to a smart, tunable lighting solution so that you can adjust the color, brightness, and intensity of light on your smartphone for any activity.
Ketra by Lutron produces the full range of natural lighting (from candlelight to sunlight) as well as an infinite color spectrum. You can build custom lighting scenes that set the brightness, color temperature, and intensity for events like “Movie Night” or “Football Sunday” with the tap of a button on your smartphone. For special events like parties, set the ambiance with blue, purple, pink, or red tones that encourage fun and playful moods for guests.
3. Add Custom Window Treatments
Custom motorized window treatments from leading brands like Lutron or Screen Innovations are a fantastic addition to help you control the amount of light in your space. With the press of a button on your smartphone or tablet, you can lower the shades to envelop the room in darkness for watching movies or raise them to let in natural light for relaxing with a book and music.
4. Round Out the Room With Unique Features
Consider the activities you want to enjoy in your multipurpose space. Do you plan on throwing a lot of parties? Think about adding a built-in bar setup to keep the drinks flowing while guests chat and listen to music. Are you an avid sports fan? Consider adding a second screen (or more) to keep up with multiple sports games at once. Do you want to be able to relax and unwind in the evenings? Think about adding groupings of comfy recliners and beanbags for books and board games. Pair your comfortable seating with table lamps that can be dimmed to a soft, warm glow for a cozy feel at night.
Are you ready to upgrade your space for more entertainment at home? Set up a consultation with our design and integration team by calling 877-246-5458, filling out an online form, or starting a live chat on our website. We look forward to working with you!