Home is where the heart is, but the heart of any home is the entertainment space. Whether used for movies, TV, video games, or toys for the kids, an entertainment room is the place in your home where everyone goes for relaxation and play. Why not invest in making your special place as cozy and comfortable as possible?

Smart Audio Systems
As legendary film editor Walter Murch once said, “The visual material knocks on the front door, sound tends to come in the back door.” And one should always be careful what one allows through their back door. No matter how great the visuals, a back door intruder will always ruin a watching experience.

Investing in a good set of smart, high-quality, surround-sound speakers does more than get rid of those distracting clicks and buzzes; it immerses you in whatever you happen to be watching far more deeply than any crisp 4K image can. 

If you’re more of a video game or music person, audio is just as important. Anyone who plays video games regularly will tell you that being immersed in the game is a key factor to winning. And of course, you can’t enjoy great music without the right speakers. Higher quality speakers capture the lower and higher frequency ranges better than lower-quality speakers, so not only is the music clearer and crisper, you’re actually hearing more of it.

A surround sound system is also ideal for entertaining guests, diffusing the mood music so that all of your mingling friends can all hear it equally well.

Smart speakers are naturally flexible, allowing you to connect your smartphone to them easily through your home’s Wifi network to stream your favorite music, podcasts, audiobooks, or videos in an instant. 

This works equally well whether you’re on iOS or Android, and you can even put speakers in different rooms, allowing different people to listen to different content at the same time on the same system.

They’re also convenient. It is a truth universally acknowledged that cuddling up on the couch under a nice warm blanket only to realize that the remote is all the way across the room is the worst of all possible entertainment center experiences. A speaker system that you can control entirely with your phone does away with this issue.

Smart Lighting
Lighting is the key to designing an interior space, especially for a room as important as your entertainment center. Light facing the wrong direction can put an unpleasant glare on your screen, but not enough light can make it impossible to comfortably snuggle up with a good book. The best system is a flexible smart-lighting ensemble that allows you to customize your lighting setup with a push of a button or a single spoken word. Reading light, TV light, mood light, and playtime light are all so different. Why burden yourself by choosing?

The flexibility of a smart lighting setup lets you be as creative as you want to be when putting together your ideal entertainment center. You can even get dimmable, color-customizable lights. Not only that, but smart lighting technology is more cost-effective, more convenient, and higher quality than ever before. 

There has never been a better time to invest in something that will make your entertainment room your home within your home. Contact LifeStyle Homes to learn more, and click here to read about the smart home features included in every home we build.