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Discreet Design - Hiding Your Home Technology


Today’s upscale homes feature the same design trends that celebrities have know about for years.  Home technology is among one of the hottest trends, but discerning homeowners want technology to be architecturally cohesive with their space!  In this article, we’ll feature some of the latest ways to access the latest technology, in a more discreet way.

Hiding Your Home Technology

Gone are the days of big media centers and cabinets that used to display all of your electronic equipment.  Today’s homeowners want to hide all those black boxes and wires.  Most upscale homes now have a media room in the basement that runs the home’s entire network of electronics including, audio/video, a library of playlists and files, wifi, temperature control, home security and more.


With virtually everything now stored ‘in the cloud’ many discerning clients desire a more private and secure way to access the technology they need.  In-home servers and closed-loop networks provide a much higher degree of privacy and security.

Retracting Equipment

Who remembers the projector that we use to mount in the ceiling of the basement for those home theater wannabes?  Today’s TVs, projectors, screens, and video equipment are designed to be much more discreet and can be integrated into the most eloquent living spaces.  Your living room or family room doesn’t have to look like the old home theater basement.  With the right design, your great room can be the perfect place to entertain and host family gatherings.  Or, the same room can be transformed with a retractable projector and automated shades and blinds to create the perfect atmosphere for a family movie night.

Invisible Speakers

Invisible speakers are literally the most innovative aspect of design in today’s smart homes.  MaddoxAV utilizes invisible speakers by Sonance and other manufacturers.  These invisible speakers deliver unbelievable sound quality and are installed behind walls and ceiling to fill your space with music and sound.  This approach creates an experience like no other!

Custom Cabinetry

Custom cabinetry can also be designed and engineered to hide televisions, charging stations, sub-woofers, or to provide lighting on-demand.    This allows you to access the electronics you need when you need them, and hide them when you don’t!

If you’d like to bring the lifestyles of the rich and famous to your home, or need help hiding your home technology, the home automation specialists at Maddox Audio Video Design can help!  Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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