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Technology seeps into every corner of our homes. Whether it’s the smartphone in your side pocket or the digital security system in your front hallway, small and large gadgets alike are unavoidable in the modern age. Of course, there’s a difference between necessary tech and fun tech. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a room in the house which could just be your room or at least a room which could be a form of escape after a long day at work. You’d fill it with all the coolest gadgets and forms of entertainment to create a proper chill zone.
Still, it’s hard to turn an idea into a reality. Creating a fun tech zone in your house will require space, and you might be struggling to think of where to begin. If that is the case then here are some top tips and tricks for creating a tech zone in your home which might prove to you that you don’t need to be a millionaire and you don’t need lots of space to do so.
Perhaps you have a spare room in the house which you’ve been meaning to declutter for a long time, and the thought of creating a fun entertainment pad out of that messy space might be the motivation you’ve always needed to do so.
If you don’t have any spare rooms, of course, then perhaps the garage could be the next potential option. Again, you might only use this place for tools and clutter, but you could turn it into a cozy and welcoming fun zone. There are always ways to think outside the box, and you don’t necessarily need a big space if this is supposed to be a place of escape just for you; it doesn’t need to be as big as your living room, as that’s an area in which you can relax with family and friends.
There really is an app for everything. When it comes to pimping out your tech zone, you should start with the laidback, lazy attitude you’ll want to adopt every time you’re relaxing in this safe space.
Using app controls for elements of your home could make life so much easier for you, as you could switch the lights and heating on and off or even lock and unlock doors in your chill-out room without ever having to get up from your chair. In fact, you could use this around the rest of your home if you have the right technology installed for it, but it shouldn’t be too hard to at least set up your tech zone for such lazy relaxation.
Comfort is crucial when you’re creating an entertainment zone, as you don’t want to start developing aches and pains after hours of watching Netflix shows or playing video games. You could look into a list of best pc gamer chairs if you need inspiration for supportive seating to help you get in the zone. Comfort also depends on the mood of the room, and you’ll want to look into soft lighting which creates mellow, relaxed vibes for the room.
If you want to take relaxation to the next level in your dedicated chill-out zone then perhaps you could get a mini-fridge for the entertainment room and stock it with all the desserts and treats you can’t trust your partner or kids to resist whenever you store them in the kitchen fridge. The point is that tech doesn’t just have to
When you’ve dedicated a small space to cool gadgets, entertainment and all the tools you need for relaxation, then you’re bound to reach breaking point in terms of over-cluttering the room. There’s nothing like clutter to turn what was once a fun hub of relaxation into a stressful room which may look just as messy and unorganized as many other neglected parts of your home.
Still, you don’t have to live in your filth. The solution is to set up a proper storage system for the abundance of tech, games and fun gadgetry you’re likely going to accumulate in your new tech zone if you haven’t already. A shelving unit along one wall is all you need. Well, you need that and the willingness to put your games and other devices back in their places on the shelves after you’ve had a long, lazy chill-out session.
This is also crucial. Making a lot of noise in your tech zone whilst you’re blasting your music or zombie-killing game at full volume is going to either make an enemy of your family or your next door neighbors. Of course, the other extreme of playing games and music silently or having to put in headphones to enjoy your entertainment isn’t quite the fun entertainment experience you had in mind when you were creating your dedicated tech zone.
The solution to everyone’s problems is to soundproof your room so that you can enjoy your entertainment at maximum volume without anyone else having to suffer through it. Soft cushioning, thick curtains and other materials which absorb sound are good ideas for the decor of your room, but simply investing in some panels designed for acoustics could also have the added benefit of improving the sound quality of your tech. You want to trap the sound for your benefit as well as the benefit of other people.
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