26 Jan When to Install a Home Theater
You’re building a house or renovating your existing home. Now is the time to design and install a home theater – don’t wait until construction is completed. That’s the advice we give to our customers at PAC-NJ in northern New Jersey. Of course they ask why, and we have plenty of reasons to offer. First of all, during construction you can create and install a truly customized home theater design because an audio video specialist can collaborate with you and your architect. Floor and ceiling plans can be designed to accommodate the placement of the home theater speaker system for their best integration and performance. For your components, millwork and built-in custom home theater cabinets can be designed to properly house flat screen TVs and a/v components. Thanks to open wall construction, you will have almost complete flexibility in where to locate wall mounted controls such as keypads and touch screens, and you can select the perfect location for each.
You can also easily run additional low voltage wire infrastructure throughout your entire home during construction. These wires can be the backbone of a distribution system to deliver phone, cable TV, antenna, satellite, internet, home network, low voltage lighting and several others applications for complete home automation.
Another good reason for installing a home media center during construction is because it simplifies the collaboration between the home theater system designer and the electrical contractor. This is an important consideration because many of the latest a/v systems rely on very specific electrical requirements, as well as placing all a/c outlets in appropriate locations to avoid unforeseen interference and other power related problems. In short, the home theater installation is clean installation going in, and as a result, you’ll get a lot more out of it. There’s more to say about this subject, so I’ll revisit it in a future blog, or just come down to the PAC-NJ store in northern New Jersey.