No Matter Your Budget, Theater Seating Options Abound
TAGS: Home Theater | Home Theater Installation
Home theater is all about creating a superb cinematic experience at home. What's one thing that can ruin a great film? Bad seats. Even when the sound and visuals are first-rate, an uncomfortable seat that makes your back hurt leads to a subpar experience.
As a professional home theater design company, we encourage folks looking at building or remodeling a home theater to invest in good quality seating. On average, a good guideline is to allocate 10-15% of the overall budget to seating. We also firmly believe that special-purpose home theater seating is superior to other furniture types. Two big reasons are the range of customization options and more robust construction that stands up to many years of binge-watching use.
So, what are the best seating options for your home theater design in Town and Country, MO? Keep reading for three of our favorites below.
Listen to Everything Everywhere with Whole Home Audio
TAGS: High-End Audio | KEF Speaker
Are you looking into a multi-room speaker system? If so, no doubt you have started to realize there are many options for a whole-home audio system. You may be wondering how to choose.
There are many options for a house-wide sound system in your Chesterfield, MO-area home. Perhaps the one brand you have heard about is Sonos. Sonos is a good system that focuses on ease of use and aggregation of popular streaming sources into one app to make it easy to play one or more sources in different rooms. Like Apple, it has its ecosystem where it mostly (with a couple of exceptions) works with its own speakers. There are other wireless systems, too, like Denon's HEOS. These are popular consumer options for multi-room speaker systems that rely on a robust Wi-Fi system for larger systems.
We haven’t even mentioned Amazon, Google, or Apple! Each of these companies offers smart speakers that can also function as multiroom speaker systems. What route should you take? As in most things, it depends on what is most important to you. Let’s dive in below to help you decide.
Get Pristine Sound throughout Your Property with Crestron’s New DM NAX Matrix/Amplifier
TAGS: High-End Audio | Home Automation
As you know, the world of audio/video entertainment has gone digital. Entertainment has evolved to take advantage of high-speed data delivery and distribution systems for both video and audio content. Crestron is the leader in digital distribution of high-quality sound and video throughout the home. The original DM (Digital Media) System from Crestron revolutionized the switching, distribution, and control of HDMI video/audio in both the commercial and residential worlds. Elite was right there installing one of the first systems of its kind. Traditional DM systems are now complimented with Crestron’s DM-NVX product line, delivering pristine 4K HDR video and audio over 1 GB data networks. This “video over IP” solution is highly flexible and scalable. Any video source at any display/TV at any time is a sure winner.
As a home automation company with deep knowledge of digital technologies and networking, we intuitively understand the advantages of moving video and audio over a digital connection, but we are also audiophiles and we understand and appreciate the need for high-quality amplification and speakers. We are proud to partner with Crestron in introducing Crestron’s newest addition to the DM line of audio/video distribution and switching to the St. Louis, MO area.
Crestron’s new DM NAX matrix/amplifier is a game-changer for configuring a whole-house setup for your Ladue, MO home, taking full advantage of modern digital technologies. Read on to learn more about this exciting solution.
Make any Flat-Panel TV Blend Seamlessly with Your Decor
TAGS: Home Automation | home theater installation
Once upon a time, many Missouri homes had built-in cabinetry to hold a TV. In some homes, the family room might have had a cabinet with pull-out doors to expose a 4:3 format tube TV. When rear-projection models became popular, spaces in a wall of cabinetry were carved out to accommodate those huge and heavy boxes.
Today’s TVs, of course, are thin, large flat panels that are completely different from the models of yore. With that new form factor has come completely different ways of locating a TV. They can be mounted on almost any wall or over a fireplace focal point with a little installation to hide the cabling. Today’s TVs are also much larger screen-wise than those of 15 years ago. Some style-conscious homeowners –and just about all interior designers in St. Louis – don't particularly like a huge 65-inch black screen on the wall when it's not on. But there is an elegant solution for the unsightly flat-panel on the wall with hidden TV services from Elite Technology Solutions. Elite has recently partnered with FrameMyTV to offer a design-friendly way to make the TV fit with your style and décor. See more below!