HA Project 02 003

Even if you do not have kids to feed you might enjoy spending time in the kitchen. The home owner, young bachelor likes to cook for himself and for his friends. But when he cooks he does not want to be alienated. He wants to be in a center of the action. His kitchen is the most important place in this 6,000 square foot home. That’s why it is planned very carefully with attention to the details.

There is a desktop computer hidden in one of the kitchen cabinets. The unit has the installed the Home Edition of the Control4 Composer so the owner can program new ideas to his home control system. The PC is also used to check e-mails, browse the internet or connect to the other on-line streaming services (Rhapsody, Pandora, Netflix, …). There is also large collection of digital music, movies and photos on the NAS drive, which is connected to his media distribution system. The other video sources are: (2) HD Cable TV receivers, 400 Disks Blu-ray changer, Samsung Blu-Ray, PC. His audio sources are: Control4 AM/FM/XM radio tuner, Rhapsody, digital music collection from iTunes, and all video sources.

There is iPad with keyboard and Control4 application installed for easy control of all electronic subsystems.

There are also (4) Samsung LCD TVs installed in a kitchen alone so he would not miss a bit of action of the game or movie.

The pair of external Klipsch speakers provides the sound for the area.

The kitchen opens up to the Family Room with a 50” TV above fireplace. For movies or video games (Xbox, PS3) that TV is overlapped with a 135” acoustically transparent, tensioned, retractable screen.

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The projector is installed on the ceiling between the Kitchen and Family Room. Surround sound is powered by Integra A/V receiver installed in the basement rack.

The kitchen with an adjacent Family Room creates a wide open area for entertainment.

The owner loves to cook, watch sports and play video games. Now he can have all the fun without leaving his kitchen.

With above setup there is no reason to leave the Kitchen area, but just in case there is a separate surround sound system in the Master Bedroom so the homeowner can finish watching the movie without any quality sacrifices.

Other subsystems installed (lighting control, security system, cameras) are integrated with Control4 system and can be controlled from any system remote, iPad or iPhone. All subsystems are programmed to work together and create scenes for specific tasks (Party time, Game time, Dinner Time, Movie, Good Night, … etc.).

The system is ready for upgrades with new technologies to satisfy growing homeowner taste for new things.

 

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