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  1. The Ultimate Man Cave: Part 3

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    The perfect lighting is key in the construction of the personal refuge fit to be called The Ultimate Man Cave. Basements can be dark and gloomy, and while actual caves usually share these same traits, these are elements you do not want in your man cave. Without the right lighting system, chances are you won’t get the most out of the space you’ve invested in.

     

    Here are a few lighting essentials you’ll want your perfect entertainment space to have:

    • – Lighting control systems – Working from the back end, a lighting control system allows hosts to dim fixtures to produce comfortable lighting scenes. This is where Modern Systems comes in. Through Control4, we can give you the ability to control all of your lighting with one single action. About to watch a movie? With just the tap of a button, your lights dim to your specified amount.
    • -Layered lighting – Incorporating a variety of illumination sources like step, wall and recessed lighting, will improve both the safety and aesthetics in your room. The beauty of today’s lighting options is that multiple fixture styles are available to suit a variety of preferences.

     

    Another important factor to consider when constructing your man cave is temperature control. It needs to be comfortable without breaking the bank. We have several products that allow you to control your thermostat from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can use less energy when you are not using the space by turning the temperature up a few degrees in warm weather and down in cold weather. Shortly before you would like to spend some time in your Man Cave, simply set the thermostat back to your desired temperature. You can even set actions in which the thermostat will adjust itself according to the setting you have specified.

     

    Imagine sitting back in your chair, letting the stresses of the day fade away as you enjoy your favorite movie on your flat panel TV with your surround sound system. The picture and sound are perfect, but you begin to grow a little uncomfortable. You realize your forgot to dim the lights and it is beginning to get a bit chilly in the room. Instead of peeling yourself out of your chair and tampering with the lights and thermostat, imagine just picking up your remote and with the tap of a button, your lights are dim and your HVAC has been turned to your preferred temperature. This doesn’t have to be a fantasy. Through the use of Control4 products you can automate your man cave so that it functions for you! Call today for more information.

     
     

     

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  2. The Ultimate Man Cave: Part 2

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    You have your location chosen, you’ve decided on your desired television display, now what? The next step in creating The Ultimate Man Cave is ensuring you have the perfect sound for your space.

     

    Sound systems are not “one size fits all.” You need a system set up that gives you the best sound for your particular space. That’s where Modern Systems comes in. Not only can we provide you with the perfect sound system, we can set it up in a way that utilizes the room’s full sound potential.

     

    If you have a larger space, surround sound may be your best option. With a 7.1 system, you will feel like the movies are coming alive around you. You can experience movies the way directors intended, listen to music as if you were in the venue and become emerged in games as if they were actually going on around you.
    In-wall and in-ceiling speakers keeps them out of view and allow surround sound in spaces that typically would not have much room allowance for multiple speakers.

     

     

    If your space is not very large and surround sound is not the best option, sound bars may be the best fit. A sound bar is a set of speakers that is mounted right below your flat screen that works best in small to medium sized rooms. With designs to work with all sizes, they provide much better sound than the tiny speakers built into your flat panel. Because flat panels are designed to be thin and sleek, there is not much room for decent speakers. Sure, it may look great, but with sub-par sound you cheat yourself and your guests out of what could be a wonderful cinematic experience. In order to have the Ultimate Man Cave, great sound becomes a vital necessity.

     

    Tune in for our next post where we will cover another important aspect of The Ultimate Man Cave, temperature and lighting control.
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  3. The Ultimate Man Cave – Part 1

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    Every man needs a place to retreat from the pressures of everyday life; a personal sanctuary full of his favorite things. It’s important to have a place where they can take off their social masks and revel in masculine energy. Having a “man cave” at home, a place men can decorate as they please and do what they want in can give them a much-needed sense of control, empowerment, and of course relaxation. Man Caves come in all shapes and sizes and can be located anywhere—the basement, garage, spare room, even a renovated shed.

     

    The Man Cave is no longer an elusive dream. Anyone can have one. All you need is a little space and some creativity. But, to have the Ultimate Man Cave, you need more. The most important elements are the display, sound, control, lighting and temperature.

     

    The entertainment system is the foundation of any good Man Cave. Whether you’re the ultimate sports fan or a news junkie, selecting the proper electronics for your own cave can be tedious, so, identifying the right gear is a critical task. We can help!

     

    Now we all know when it comes to a tv, size is everything. We can help find the size that works best with your space. Because we use a trusted brands like Samsung, LG and Sharp, the leaders in flat panel technology, you know you are getting the best product for your money.

     

    With a 1080p HD flat panel, you can watch the game in full detail. If cinema is your thing, a 3D projector makes the movies come alive and jump off the screen.

     

    Another important aspect not to overlook is placement. First, you have to think about how you will use your television and how the space is set up. Will it be mounted flat on the wall in front of your seating area? Or will it need to be mounted so that you can adjust it up and down, side to side and even tilt it so you can view it from different angles all around the room?

     

    Need more than one? We can help you with that too. Modern Systems can give you a tv wall that will put the notion of a single television to shame. Whether rooting for the Bulls or a Bullish market never miss a second of the action with full control of 3, 5 or 7 video screens simultaneously on a touch screen interface. You’ll never again have to limit yourself to picking and choosing between which shows to watch. Click here to learn more about our tv wall and it’s user interface. Click here to learn about a TV wall and how it works.

     

    Now that we have the TV covered, let’s talk about the user interface. Control4 allows you to use just one single remote to operate all of your systems. Control your DVD player, satellite or cable, Blue Ray, video streaming and television without cluttering your table with multiple remotes. You have instant access to all of your movies, music, and favorite channels.

     

     

    Tune in next week when we talk about another very important aspect of The Ultimate Man Cave… your sound system.

     

     

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