Great Rooms With Great Viewing

The advent of the terrific area has done much to change the way we live. These multifunctional rooms can bring families together, up the”fun” variable and make for some lively evenings in your home. However they can also make things a bit too active, particularly when they include TVs, audio systems and video games packed into a single area. As much as I love the idea of all this togetherness, I do not always want to hear or view exactly what my partner or kids are watching. Luckily, there are choices that will allow you to be together once you want and have some separation constantly.

More: Where to Put the TV

Maria Killam

Great rooms let us do the majority of our living in 1 giant, though often partly cordoned off, space. It’s exactly what I want when it comes to monitoring exactly what the kids do and how much screen time they’re getting. And it is nice to have the ability to cook a meal without missing portion of a program.

It can also be great to have the ability to putter around in the kitchen or have a bite at the counter and catch something on TV. If that’s your pleasure, be certain that the screen is visible from the kitchen. Keep couch backs low and lamps or other decorative elements to the sides so sight lines aren’t impaired.

Michael Abrams Limited

Sometimes having a TV visible from the kitchen is not desired or even possible, given that the layout. If this is true, you may still want to put the TV where you are able to listen to a program or maybe catch a glimpse of it here and there when making a meal. In this kitchen, the screen is visible to anyone seated at the counter. It’s not a direct view, but it’ll do in a pinch.

Benning Design Construction

Sound travels, so all this open space can create troubles. Add a lot of windows, high ceilings and hard surfaces such as glass, granite and steel, and sound just bounces around. The longer the volume gets turned up, the more noise you hear and the clear the noise. Dialogue gets difficult to comprehend, and audio loses its fidelity.

Michael Abrams Limited

Carpeting, upholstery and window and wall coverings all help absorb noise. The tray ceiling and wood trim here behave like acoustic tiles, giving more nooks, crannies and surfaces for noise to wrap around. This creates both better sound quality and less din for individuals in different parts of the fantastic area who are bothered by the noise or be doing something different, like talking, studying or working on homework.


PLAY Scrabble Letter Pillows – $98

Adding cushions into an area with tile or wood floors, granite counters and high ceilings may also help absorb surrounding noise. There are even”acoustic” variations of cushions, wallcoverings, carpet underlays and window treatments offered in a variety of fashions. They are made from a special substance, the type found in acoustic ceiling tiles in office spaces or recording studios, but are a lot more fashionable.

Beats by Dr. Dre Official Site — Top Performance Headphones from Monster – $359

Headphones can be a sanity saver, particularly in houses where video games are played. In addition they allow multiple devices to be utilized concurrently. Anyone not plugged gets to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Wireless Bluetooth Headphones — Beats by Dr. Dre from Monster – $329

Wireless headphones let everybody move around easily. And there are no cords.

More: Where to Put the TV?

How To Arrange Your Room for TV and People, Too

Where to Put the TV When the Wall Won’t Work

14 Ways to Place a TV in the Kitchen

See related