How to Hide the Technology in Your Living Room


Let the Décor Shine While Your Equipment Reveals Itself When Needed

Once upon a time, electronics looked quite different from today. The TVs and audio equipment of yesteryear were designed to be part of a living area. You have to go quite a way back, but in the 1950s through perhaps the 1970s, electronics were styled to look like furniture. Does anyone remember record players and turntables encased in wood furniture consoles? Or console TVs with elegant wood trim?

Those days are gone. Electronics today look like…electronics. Flat-panel TVs are big slabs of black screen when they're not turned on. Audio components – with some exceptions – don't distinguish themselves with style. Some people don't mind, and some gear can be made to blend in with its surroundings. But if you are one of those style-conscious people who’s a stickler for design and ambiance, you’ll be happy to know you can have your media and not see it too. Read on below to learn about hidden technology options for your Charlotte, NC, living spaces.

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Hiding Screens

Today’s screens are large and getting larger. Flat panels for media rooms can range from 65 to over 90 inches. That size can take up more real estate on the wall than you want. Fortunately, there are options to make them virtually disappear.

Future Automation is a company that specializes in clever solutions for hiding technology. A flat-panel TV can descend from a ceiling, hinge, and swivel into position like motorized unfolding origami. Fireplace mounts can take a high-mounted TV and lower it to the right height for viewing. For ultimate concealment, the unique horizontal lift can hide a flat panel in the wall cavity, then slide it out and swivel it into position at the touch of a button.

Many people like multi-purpose living areas that can turn into a home theater when it's time to watch something on the big screen. Future Automation solutions can drop a hidden projector from the ceiling and unfurl a screen from above. Or your projector can hide in the back wall, and a hinged door can open when it's time for the show. When you're done, your room goes back to being its carefully decorated self.

Motorized Doors

Media rooms can house a lot of equipment. What if you need to hide it all but reveal it when you want it? Future Automation Motorized Moving Door Mechanisms (MDM) let you do just that. All your equipment can be recessed into a wall that will be revealed by quiet, smooth motors that can open heavy doors. You can even hang your favorite artwork on the doors, and your media screen only becomes the focal point when it’s time for entertainment.

Future Automation also makes art screens that let your artwork camouflage the technology. Both vertical and horizontal lift mechanisms can magically open to reveal a flat panel or other screen, so you never have to gaze at a large black slab of TV on your wall when you're not using it.

Want to learn more about unique ways to integrate your technology with your décor? Contact The Integrated Home in Charlotte, NC, today by calling 704-412-4040, filling out an online form, or connecting with us instantly by clicking the chat window below. We look forward to working with you!

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