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Time for a Media Room Makeover? Here’s What You’ll Need

Use This Essentials Checklist Provided by Our Media Room Designers

Time for a Media Room Makeover? Here’s What You’ll Need

You don’t have to be a film fanatic to enjoy a decked-out media room. A home entertainment space designed for experiencing TV, movies, and gaming at the highest quality is appealing to just about anyone in Scottsdale, AZ and beyond—especially with today’s impressive audio and video technologies.

Still, taking on a home entertainment upgrade alone is time-consuming and may not reap the results you’re after. Instead, fast-track your project by working with the media room designers at Wipliance!

To help get you started, we’ve provided a checklist of some key components you’ll need for your entertainment space. Find it below, then contact our team to plan your media room makeover!

SEE ALSO: Stay Clear of These Mistakes When Designing Your Home Theater


A display is an obvious item for any home entertainment space, but you should still take special care when finding the right one. Today’s options are vast! Just look at Sony TV models: Choose from OLED and LED, 4K and 8K resolution, display sizes ranging from 43 to 100 inches, and other features. Sony even offers a 4K HDR ultra-short-throw projector for those who prefer a compact projector/screen combination. The right display will depend on factors like room size and entertainment needs.


No decked-out media room relies on TV speakers alone to provide an epic audio experience. Create an immersive 360-degree soundstage with a Dolby Atmos-capable system featuring front, side, rear, and in-ceiling speakers. If you’re working with a smaller space, perhaps you’d prefer a home theater soundbar like the Sonos Arc, which features upward-firing drivers to deliver that multidimensional Dolby Atmos sound. You could even pair it with a couple of wireless surrounds like the Sonos One SLs.

Media Cabinet

An oft-forgotten but necessary media room component is the media cabinet. Unlike a standard living room armoire, media cabinets are designed specifically for audio-video equipment with racks, ventilation, removable rear panels for easy access to components and cables, and more. Media cabinets, like those by Salamander Designs, are modular and custom-configurable to store your gear collection—even as it changes over time. Best of all, they make beautiful additions to your home.

Entertainment Seating

We’re not talking about your living room sofa. You need furniture that’s designed to support you through hours of movies and gaming. Chairs and loungers from manufacturers like Salamander Designs and Fortress Seating feature head, lumbar, and foot support, recline capability, and are made with the highest quality materials and construction techniques to provide a lifetime of comfort. Like media cabinets, entertainment seating can be customized to fit your environment and home décor.

Acoustic Treatment

A true unsung hero of media room design is acoustic treatment, which helps create a balanced and detailed soundstage. The surfaces in your media room can be detrimental to sound quality—particularly if your room has lots of windows or all hard floors and surfaces. Absorption, diffusion, and bass trap panels from manufacturers like Vicoustics and Artnovion aim to correct room acoustics that cause harsh echoes, muddy bass, and poor speech intelligibility.

While this isn’t an exhaustive checklist, the above components are essential for an impressive media room. Let the AV designers and home technology experts at Wipliance help build your dream entertainment oasis complete with these essentials and more. Whatever your vision, we can make it happen.

Learn more about our home entertainment and technology solutions or start your project by contacting us here or sending us a message in the chat box below!

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