Keep your display, speakers and other components out of sight for a cleaner look for your living spaces
Despite the stunning images and spectacular sound offered by high-end home A/V systems, oversized TVs and standing speakers aren’t the most appealing things to look at. Not to mention all the space they can take up that could be put to better use.
If you’ve been looking for a way to clean up your home’s interior design without throwing out your expensive TV and speakers, there’s no need to stress. With the latest hidden A/V technology, it’s easier than ever to keep your equipment out of sight. In some cases, your components may not even need to be seen at all. Read on to see how easy it is to set up a hidden home audio-video system in your Baton Rouge, LA, home.
HIDING YOUR TV
Whether you’ve installed a screen and projector in your home theater or have a flat screen TV, your display is the largest component of your home A/V system. This makes it the hardest piece to conceal. For homeowners who’ve opted for a projector, just roll the screen up when it’s not in use. If you’re looking for a new display that’s easy to hide, LG’s Signature OLED TV R9 features a screen that rolls down into the base.
These solutions won’t work for homeowners with large, bulky displays, though. But don’t despair if you’re in this situation; there are still ways to hide your TV and get a more streamlined look for your home.
One popular method of hiding a display is to make it look like a piece of art on your wall. A simple way to do this is to as add a frame around the edge of the screen and set your TV to show your personal photos or some other decorative artwork when idling. Alternatively, companies like Frame My TV make displays that look like a piece of art until you’re ready to watch something.
If all else fails, you can hide your display inside a piece of furniture or behind a wall panel. Either of these options requires you to buy special furniture or alter your walls, which can be difficult with renovation projects. If this is what you opt to do, though, we’ll work with you to make it happen.
HIDING YOUR SPEAKERS
The most effective way to conceal your speakers is to get them off your floor entirely. How? By installing them in your walls or ceiling. In-wall and in-ceiling speakers still deliver high-quality audio, and they can be installed flush with the wall or ceiling surface.
One significant hurdle with hidden speakers is the wiring process. You’ll need to run wires from your receiver or amplifier through the walls to your speakers. This is fairly simple if you’re building a new home, but renovations can be a costly, time-consuming process.
HIDING OTHER EQUIPMENT
After your display and speakers, the biggest component of your A/V system is your receiver or amplifier. Regardless of which device you’re using, you don’t want it taking up valuable floor space.
The best way to conceal your receiver or amp is to place it in a utility closet or other isolated spot. This way, the device itself and all the necessary wiring are hidden from view, which makes for a much cleaner installation. If you’ve installed hidden speakers, the only part of your A/V system that can still be seen is your display.
Putting together a high-performance A/V system that works as it should is hard enough, let alone designing one that blends effectively with your interior design. Don’t tackle a project like this by yourself; to learn more about our home A/V solutions, call us at (225) 442-9849, click on the chat box in the corner of your Internet browser or fill out our online contact sheet.