As New Yorkers, we talk fast, walk at a quickened pace and are determined to cram as much as possible into each day. Fueled by the mobile phone culture with instant access to information, email and text messages, we feel compelled to be producing and active at all times. In order to maintain life in the fast lane we need somewhere to retreat for some solitude – a space where we can relax with family and escape the moment. While you may not have the space within your New York City apartment to build a dedicated home theater, there are other options. We can repurpose any room in your home into a multi-purpose media room. Read on to learn how we can transform your living room in three unique ways.
The Listening Den
Think mellow space with stacks of vinyl, a turntable and single-malt scotch. We’ll design the space with ample storage for stereo equipment, wall and floor treatments for proper sound absorption, and an easy, intuitive control system to operate everything from the music to the shades, lighting and temperature. The key feature of any listening room is containing the sound. How can you listen to a Miles Davis album at soul-rattling levels if others are asleep in a nearby bedroom? The best approach is to build a room within a room, but we acknowledge this might not always be an option. We can install acoustic treatments on the floor, walls and ceiling to help contain the sound. But let us not get ahead of ourselves. Your first task is to listen to the speakers at our showroom in Lake Grove, where you’ll find products from McIntosh and Bowers & Wilkins. Once you’ve decided on the right speakers and equipment for your listening den, we’ll position the system components as well as the furniture in the room to create the best sound quality.
The Sports Den
Sunday is no ordinary day. Whether it’s baseball in the spring, pro football during the cooler months or March Madness, you’ve come to terms with the fact that you’ll likely never outgrow your love of all things sports. And there’s no better place to experience all the action than from the comfort of your own couch, strategically positioned in front of a big screen. While you’ll need enough room to accommodate friends, you certainly don’t want to sacrifice sound or video quality. We recommend a high-definition digital projector, a 75-inch screen and a 7.1 channel surround sound system. We’ll leave the beer and snack selection up to you.
The Cozy Den
Opt for a comfortable night in with the family. A media room is a great space to catch the ball game, play video games and binge watch your favorite TV show. Whether the space has large windows, more than one doorway, or is open to the rest of your home, our media design experts will craft a solution providing you with the right technology that fits your budget and complements the room’s décor. With square footage in New York at a premium, we know each room in your home needs to serve multiple purposes. We can conceal screens in the ceiling or behind framed art work using motorized lifts to make them appear only when you want them to. Surround sound speakers can be hidden in wall cavities, on bookshelves or in cabinets. Plus, we’ll design a remote on steroids for you, allowing you to control the thermostat, the lights and all the technology in the room.
At Audio Den, we’re ready to help you relax with friends and family while making the most of the space within your New York City apartment. Contact us to create a getaway for you and your family.