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Top Home Theater Trends to Watch in 2024

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Elevate Your Home Cinema with Advanced Technology and Design

Are you looking for ways to upgrade your entertainment this year? In this blog, we'll explore the leading home theater trends emerging in 2024, focusing on what's currently captivating our clients in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest. From groundbreaking advances in video technology to sleek, streamlined designs, we're witnessing a transformative era in home entertainment. Join us as we explore the biggest trends, highlighting how they cater to aesthetic appeal and functional prowess, reshaping how we think about home theaters.

What Are the Best Intelligent Lighting Control Switches?


Transform Your Home with Lutron's Palladiom Keypads 

It's time to move beyond the confines of traditional switches and mobile apps to a more intelligent lighting control solution. Remove wall clutter and streamline your routine with elegant keypads only available in the St. Louis metro area through dedicated Lutron dealers.

The Lutron Palladiom Keypad series represents a quantum leap in lighting control for the modern automated home. Designed for luxury homes, these keypads integrate a century's worth of innovation in lighting technology, offering unparalleled style, functionality, and reliability. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Make Your Home Network Setup Smart Home-Friendly

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Enjoy Fast, Reliable, and Robust Connectivity Throughout Your Home

Today's luxury residences feature a wide range of connected devices for entertainment, security, and automation. While an apartment may include dozens, like locks, cameras, and TVs, smart devices in bigger estates could number in the hundreds. Since these depend on the network to function, reliable connectivity becomes ever more important.

No matter the size of your property, you’ll struggle with lagging, slow speeds, and dead zones when integrating smart home solutions using entry-level networks. That's why robust home network setups are the foundation of all our installations—to give our clients in the St. Louis Metro and the surrounding areas the tech-forward lifestyles they desire. 

How a Sonus Faber Dealer Delivers High-End Audio Anywhere

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Explore High-Performance Solutions for Audio in Limited Spaces 

Over the years, we’ve expanded the reach of our home technology services, but high-performance audio is still the heart and soul of our business. Nothing is more exciting than exposing people to nuisances in their favorite recordings they had no idea existed. We take extra pleasure in educating our clients in the St. Louis Metro area and throughout the Midwest that high-end audio is possible in any space. 

Though we specialize in expansive residences, we also work in apartments, condos, and retirement homes with unique limitations. As Sonus Faber dealers, we offer a wide range of speaker models to meet their needs. In particular, we’ve found that their latest wireless Duetto model is perfect for delivering crystal-clear sound in smaller environments. 

This blog highlights some common challenges of adding hi-fi systems to small spaces and showcases why Duetto is often our go-to solution. 

Why You Shouldn't Use Amazon Echoes for Multi-Room Audio

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Explore the Benefits of a Professionally Installed Multi-Room Audio System

When Alexa first hit the scene in 2014, it was an instant game-changer in our industry. For years, clients wanted to incorporate voice control into their home automation systems, but the traditional platforms didn't make it easy. Not only was Alexa much easier to use, but we quickly found ways to incorporate it into our installations. That is to say, we have nothing against Alexa and other smart assistant speakers. 

The problem is that we're seeing more and more people settling for Alexa or other smart speakers as the foundation of their multi-room audio systems. We don't entirely blame them when setting up is so easy. But there are many reasons why we recommend our clients in the St. Louis metro area upgrade to a better solution. 

Should Your Remodel Include a Home Automation System?


A Guide to Retrofitting Your Home with Automation

Home renovations offer an opportunity to infuse new life into your living space. As you consider remodeling plans for the new year, don't forget about technology's pivotal role in your life. For those looking to renovate, starting with technology—specifically home automation systems—is a chance to reimagine daily routines. 

Most major smart home automation systems now offer wireless solutions ideal for retrofit projects. As one of the premier installers in Chesterfield, MO, and throughout the Midwest, we'll optimize any addition to match your home's unique layout and your lifestyle. Sometimes, that may mean a mix of wireless and minimal wiring, marrying the old with the new for a renovation that will transform every corner of your home. 

Below, we outline some of the upgrades we most recommend! 

SEE MORE: Visit Our Control4 Home Automation Showroom Today

Lighting Control 

Most remodels have two goals: improving your home's overall appearance and making it more functional. Nothing fits that bill better than lighting control. Replace wall clutter with elegant keypads and create new daily routines with dedicated scenes that pull up your favorite settings for reading, watching TV, or cooking. 

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How Can I Automate My Window Coverings?


A Simple Guide for Adding Automated Window Blinds and Shades

Do you want to experience the myriad benefits of automated window blinds and shades, from enhanced privacy and energy efficiency to elevated comfort and convenience? These smart window coverings are not just a modern luxury. They are a practical addition that can improve your quality of life in tangible ways. Once you've recognized these advantages, the next logical step is to figure out how to incorporate this technology into your living spaces. 

While the DIY route is tempting, choosing a professional like The Sound Room will make the process smooth, efficient, and tailored to your needs. In this guide, we'll walk you through the practical steps for adding automated blinds to your home and explain why our professional installations in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest deliver a hassle-free, reliable solution.

Are You Dealing with These Common Meeting Issues?

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Find Out How a Commercial AV Installation Solves Common Setbacks 

Efficient meetings are the cornerstone of successful business operations. They serve critical functions for decision-making, team alignment, and strategic planning. Yet, various inefficiencies frequently compromise their effectiveness, ranging from poor audio-visual quality to a lack of participant engagement. These issues not only disrupt individual meetings but also ripple through an organization, affecting overall productivity. 

State-of-the-art commercial AV installations can resolve these common inefficiencies. Whether you helm a small startup or a multinational corporation, embracing advanced AV technology can significantly streamline your meetings and enhance organizational communication. Check out how we've helped our clients in the St. Louis Metro area and throughout the Midwest. 

Is My Living Room Too Small for a Home Entertainment System?

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Transform Your Small Space with Cutting-Edge AV Technology

Limited space is a common obstacle when integrating audio-video systems. If you're living in a luxury apartment or townhome, you might think you have to compromise on the quality of your entertainment experience due to these space constraints. This is a common misconception among many of our clients in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest. 

The reality is that with the right expertise and components, you can enjoy a high-performance home entertainment system in the most compact of spaces. The solution lies in a professional installation using cutting-edge technology tailored specifically for smaller living areas. Brands like Sony, McIntosh, and Sonos offer a range of products designed to deliver exceptional performance without taking up too much room.

Transform Your Tailgating Game with an Outdoor TV

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Enjoy the Best Sports Time of the Year with an Outdoor Entertainment Area 

If you've got any sports fans in the family, you know fall is the best time of the year. It's when many leagues converge, keeping you close to all your favorite teams. Start the week watching the Chiefs on Monday night football, catch some midweek Champions League and Cardinals action, and see if St. Louis SC will win their first MLS title during the weekend. 

The only problem is this sports extravaganza often means staying cooped up inside to keep up with the games. But it doesn't have to be that way! With outdoor TVs, you simultaneously enjoy the fun and crisp Missouri fall weather. And you don't have to step too far from the grill if you host some friends for a pre-game tailgate. 

Below, we'll cover the best outdoor TV options for sports fans and the ideal setup for easy access to all your favorite leagues and tournaments. 

Join Us in Celebrating 40 Years of The Sound Room


Celebrating Four Decades of Unparalleled Audio Experiences 

The Sound Room is thrilled to mark a significant milestone—40 years of delivering exceptional audio experiences to our esteemed clientele. To put this incredible journey into perspective, consider this: We've been around since Michael Jackson moonwalked for the first time, Dire Straits made us fall in love with the guitar all over again, and Jennifer Beals danced into our hearts in Flashdance. 

Over these four decades, we've evolved from a small audio shop to a leading provider of high-end audio, home theaters, and smart home solutions. To celebrate this monumental achievement, we're hosting two unique events at our showroom on Thursday, October 5th: Music Matters and our 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Why You Should Work with a Low-Voltage Lighting Contractor

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Add Style and Functionality to Your Home with the Help of a Professional 

A low-voltage lighting installation is not just about illumination. It's about setting the mood, enhancing your décor, and even increasing your energy efficiency. As a leading low-voltage lighting contractor who has served the St. Louis Metro area for 40 years, we know what it takes to install lighting control systems with unparalleled control and customization. 

Imagine being able to adjust the light fixtures in your home to match your activities, whether it's a romantic dinner, a movie night, or a productive work session. Or imagine creating automated schedules that enhance your family’s safety. This blog guides you through the benefits and considerations of professionally integrating low-voltage lighting into your home.

Avoid Downtime with Expert Network Cabling Services

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Keep Your St. Louis Metro Business Secure & Connected with The Sound Room

The saying "time is money" has never been more accurate for busy and successful businesses in the St. Louis Metro. Investing in an enterprise-grade network is essential when you consider the potential losses companies can face due to poor network cabling infrastructure. 

But what's the big deal about some wires and connections, you ask? We dive into the importance of network cabling services below—keep reading!

Enjoy the Pinnacle of Home Entertainment: Paradigm Speakers

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Explore the Distinct Realism and Detail in the Founder Series

At The Sound Room, we've provided the best high-performance audio to our clients in Chesterfield, MO, and the surrounding communities for 40 years. What’s driven us to the top? Our passion and commitment to our clients. 

Passion: We partner with leading audio brands to bring our clients the best on the market. Here, we’ll highlight Paradigm speakers, one of the top home audio manufacturers.

Commitment: Audio, video, and smart home technology doesn’t wear a wristwatch. If you experience an issue while watching the big game or entertaining friends and family, you need support no matter the time of day or night. That’s why we’re here for our clients 24/7. 

Now, let’s explore Paradigm speakers and why we consider them the pinnacle of home entertainment.

Smart Home Security Is the Future of Home Security

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Is Your Home Equipped with Advanced Security Solutions?

The concept of a "smart home" has evolved from a far-fetched dream into a tangible reality. With rapid advancements in technology, homeowners now have the opportunity to enhance the security of their St. Louis Metro homes like never before. 

Smart home security systems offer many benefits beyond traditional methods, providing homeowners peace of mind, convenience, and increased control. Read on to explore why homeowners need a better way to secure their homes and revolutionize how we protect our most valuable assets. 

How a Control4 Dealer Can Help Elevate Your Commercial Spaces

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Discover What The Sound Room Can Do for Your St. Louis Business!

At the Sound Room, we know optimizing efficiency and creating exceptional customer experiences is vital for success. Whether it's a corporate office, a hotel, a restaurant, or a retail store, St. Louis Metro businesses are increasingly turning to advanced automation and smart control systems to streamline operations and enhance the overall environment. 

As a Control4 dealer, we offer customized solutions to meet the unique needs of commercial spaces. Read on to explore the capabilities and benefits Control4 brings to businesses seeking to transform their operations and deliver exceptional client experiences.

Discover the Unparalleled Experience of Sonus Faber Speakers


This Sought-After Brand Is Now Available in the St. Louis Metro at The Sound Room

Crafted with an artist's passion and a scientist's precision, Sonus Faber speakers represent the peak of audio technology. As one of the world's most prestigious brands, Sonus Faber transforms everyday listening experiences into extraordinary and memorable moments. The Sound Room is thrilled to offer a broad selection of these handcrafted speakers, inviting you to try them yourself in our St. Louis Metro showroom.

Continue reading to learn more about Sonus Faber and the phenomenal speakers waiting to be enjoyed.

The Power of Zones: Whole-Home Audio for the Entire Family

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Create a Customized Listening Experience Throughout Your Home

Sound, particularly music, has the power to transform your mood in an instant. Research shows music is so powerful that it helps you through sad feelings and even improves recovery after surgery. It also showed that for some people, sad music worsened their anxiety or depression. 

Music and sound will affect people differently. It's one of the reasons that our whole-home audio solutions include dedicated zones, so it's easy for family members to play the music they want without imposing their choice on the rest of the house.  

Below, we outline how these zones work, and we provide examples of some of our clients' most commonly used ones in Chesterfield, MO.


Revolutionizing Conference Room Design with Innovative Technologies

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Discover What’s Possible from The Sound Room

As the business world evolves, so do the spaces where we conduct it. In the heart of the St. Louis Metro, a revolution is underway in conference room design, and it’s driven by innovative technologies that are transforming how we collaborate and communicate. As a leading provider of high-tech solutions for commercial spaces, our team is at the forefront of this exciting movement.

The Sound Room's approach to conference room design is all about creating an environment that fosters productivity, collaboration, and innovation. We help business owners elevate their conference rooms to spaces that go beyond the basic meeting. Customizing conference rooms to become a hub for ideas is what we do! We help businesses craft a place where creativity is sparked and where decisions that shape the future of businesses are made. Keep reading to learn more about modern conference room design possibilities.

Visit Our Control4 Home Automation Showroom Today

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Why Checking Out Our Showroom Is a Must!

Smart home automation can transform how you go about your daily lifestyle, from morning to evening and every moment in between. But bringing these top-tier solutions to your entire Chesterfield, MO, property can feel daunting at first. How can you ensure that you know how each technology will work for you and your family?

When you visit our Control4 showroom, you can check in on how these innovative technologies operate for yourself. Visiting a home automation showroom like ours at The Sound Room offers a unique opportunity to explore, learn, and experience smart home technology firsthand. Let us help you make informed decisions and connect with our experts, ultimately enabling you to create an ideal home environment that meets your needs and preferences.

Want to find out more about the benefits of visiting our Control4 home automation showroom? Keep reading.


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