Dual Purpose Media Rooms

A media room is a clever solution that allows you an immersive home cinema experience without compromising on the everyday functionality of your living space. It has everything you would expect to find within a typical family living area, but at the push of a button can be transformed into a home cinema room.

Your hidden home cinema

Unlike a home cinema, which is specifically designed to create the full commercial cinema experience, media rooms are fitted with discreet speakers and a television for every day watching. They remain a multi-functional living space that you can use for regular activities like playing with the kids, hosting friends and relaxing with a coffee and a good book.

Then, when you want to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or have an immersive gaming experience, you can simply press a button and your hidden home cinema comes to the fore. Whether you want a drop down projector screen, automated lighting, window shading, or the full works, your viewing experience can be tailored to your requirements.

What our media room installers can do

As expert media room installers, we can fit all kinds of hidden technology that only reveals itself when you need it. We’ll use the best hardware solutions for your particular space, giving you the utmost quality in visuals and sound without compromising the everyday function of your living room. So if you’re simply having a friend over for coffee or hosting your book group meeting, your décor won’t be dominated by screens and speakers. No-one need even know they’re there. Take a look at what we can cover in our bespoke media room design.

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Hidden screens

We’ll help you to decide whether a projector screen or TV is best for your space, and ensure it’s hidden accordingly. Projector screens can drop down from the ceiling at the touch of a button and roll back up again when you’ve finished with them, meaning they stay discreetly tucked away when you’re using the room for other purposes.

If a TV is better for your needs and setup, you can have it installed inside a wall. That doesn’t mean chiselling a hole in your existing wall and making a lot of mess, it means creating a bespoke wall for your screen, either with moving panels that slide away to reveal your TV, or with a retracting mechanism that retreats into the wall and exposes the screen, which sits flush with the surrounding panels.

Invisible speakers

You can also have invisible speakers set up around the room to provide you with state-of-the-art surround sound, without disturbing the visual aesthetics of your space. Speakers can be hidden within walls, in the ceiling, or behind artwork, enabling you to maintain a seamless room design while enjoying high quality audio every time you watch a film or play a video game. At New Wave AV, we also supply Artcoustic speakers, which can be freestanding or placed on-wall, and can be specified with a digital image, which is printed onto the speaker cover for a unique and tasteful finish.

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Lutron lighting

A home cinema experience isn’t complete without atmospheric lighting, and with a Lutron system, you can achieve the perfect lighting for your media room at any time. Simply push a button to dim the lights and close your window shading for an immersive movie or gaming experience, and when you’re done you can raise the blinds and brighten the lights according to your preferences. You even have the option of enhancing your media room’s aesthetics with coloured LED lighting.


Fit your media room with a Control4 system and you can control multiple devices with a single remote or interface. Your TV can be revealed, your lights dimmed, and your window shades closed, all at the touch of a single button, since the system can be programmed to create specific setups to match your varying needs.

Why choose a media room?

Media rooms are a practical and cost-effective alternative to installing a full-blown home cinema. If you haven’t got the space to dedicate to a cinema, you can still enjoy the benefits of an immersive viewing experience whenever you like. In addition, you can keep your chosen space largely as you’ve designed it – with your existing sofas, flooring and artwork – so that it can still be used for all the everyday activities you enjoy, whether that’s play dates with the kids, entertaining friends, or having a family board game night.

With a media room, it also doesn’t matter what shape your room is – you can still benefit from a high quality audio visual experience. Dedicated cinema rooms ideally need to be rectangular for the best sound projection, and often require specific treatments to ensure the best acoustics. This is less important in a media room, however, as you’re using the space for other purposes throughout the day.

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Why work with a specialist media room installer in Kent?

Choosing a specialist in media room installation means you get the very best quality and value for money. At New Wave AV, we’ll help you pick the ideal hardware for your needs, and ensure it’s properly installed to give you the best possible experience without being intrusive. We can also ensure your living space is enhanced with lighting and shading that suits your requirements, all of which can be automated for convenience.

Not only can we create your perfect media room design, we’ll also provide support long after it’s been installed. We’ll carry out any upgrades that may be required and can fix any issues that you run into, thereby ensuring optimum performance for years to come.

What’s the next step?

If you’d like to transform your living space into a state-of-the-art media room, get in touch with us today. You can visit our showroom in Tonbridge for a full demonstration, and our expert designers will create a digital mock up before getting started, so you can be sure your space looks and functions exactly the way you want.

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New Wave were professional throughout. They came up with a novel floating wall design, which looks stunning and is in keeping with the room. They listened to our needs and gave us CAD designs and allowed us to experience a similar system prior to purchase.

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