An Emphasis on Design: Minimizing Visual Impact

When we install our technology into your home, we make sure to put an emphasis on design. Most people want the convenience of high-end technology without disrupting their interior decor.

With over two decades in the industry, we have gotten pretty good at minimizing the visual impact of our solutions. Here are 12 recent SoundVision installations where we installed motorized shades, motorized drapes, high-end audio systems and more. See how we incorporated them into these homes. 

Some of our solutions are really well hidden. Hover over the images to find them easier.

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Modern Design Meets Modern Technology

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

On the ceiling are five wisdom high-performance in-ceiling speakers. There are three in the front for the front left, center and right channels. There are also two in the back for the rear left and rear right channels. The color-matched speaker grills decrease the visual impact.

A high-performance Wisdom subwoofer is suspended in the cabinetry to complete the system. With the subwoofer facing down, it disperses audio onto the floor and through the room without an unsightly subwoofer box.

The windows are covered by motorized drapery. The drapery fabric was picked by the designer and hung on Lutron’s motorized drapery track. These can be opened and closed from an iPad, a lighting keypad, or the homeowner’s phone.

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A Gym Packing Some Technology

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

Once this gym is filled with equipment, the owner can use the built-in speakers to blast whatever music will help them keep pushing onward through their workouts.

The recessed mount motorized shades are hidden in the ceiling when in the raised position. With a single press, the shades can lower to decrease the harsh glare from the sun.

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Pool Area Full of Sound

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

Mounted on the exterior of the home are six surface-mounted speakers. They deliver uniform sound to the patio area. The awnings make it hard to see the speakers while on the patio but still deliver uniform sound.

Circling the pool are eight Garden Series outdoor speakers. Their dark-brown enclosures and low-profile design allow them to be easily hidden in your landscaping. We evenly space out these directional speakers to make sure the volume is uniform throughout the space. After SoundVision calibrates the system, this setup allows the space to be filled with music, no matter where you are. 

At the edge of the pool area is a 12” subwoofer buried underground. All that remains is a small mushroom-shaped dome that brings deep bass to the entire area.

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Sonoma Sitting Area

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

A TV rises out of the cabinet to transform this TV sitting area into an entertainment room. Low-profile speakers are mounted in the ceiling to fill the space with audio. Finally, motorized bug guards can cover the windows at a press of a button. Now the owners can enjoy the breeze without the threat of bugs.

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Outdoor Patio with a Loud Secret

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

This customer wanted a way to play background music during outdoor outings without the unsightly look of speakers everywhere. We devised a unique mounting solution for some traditional outdoor speakers, tucking them out of sight while still bringing audio to their outdoor area.

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Nothing in Sight

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

Thanks to the unique roof design, we were able to install our recessed shades with a nearly imperceptible impact on the space. Now they can raise their shades and leave little to no trace that they’re even installed.

For sound, the low-profile Sonance speakers blend into the ceiling thanks to their small footprint that resembles a downlight. Subwoofers have enclosures above the ceiling that output sound through an equally small opening, bringing full-range audio without having glaring speakers in the space. You can hear them firsthand in our showroom.

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Pool Party

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

Eight speakers from the Sonance Patio Series are dispersed around the outdoor landscaping. Their brown exterior color allows them to blend into shrubbery and soil beautifully. Don’t let the small size fool you. These small speakers pack a serious punch. Having them throughout the outdoor space makes the volume of the music uniform. You have to witness this in person to understand how massive the difference is!

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Limitless Bathroom

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

These recessed shades are tucked into the ceiling, so the shades can’t be seen at all when they’re raised. They can lower at the touch of a button to increase privacy or cut down on harsh glare. The shades in the shower are also waterproof to allow them to be lowered at any time.

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Sonoma Sitting Area Becomes Theater

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

Although it may look unsuspecting initially, this room transforms into a high-performance theater. A 150” screen lowers from the ceiling, illuminated by a Barco Loki 4K Laser Projector. The sound is just as impressive with a James Loudspeaker system with over 30 speakers.

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Understated Watching Experience: Sound You Can Feel

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

A low-profile TV setup that packs a punch. A front left, center, and right speaker is hidden behind the sound-passive fabric installed on the lower cabinet doors. There are also two subs to provide full-range audio at any frequency. Ceiling-mounted speakers are painted the same color as the lighting trim to minimize their visual impact.

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Minimalist Viewing Experience

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

The TV appears to float on the wall thanks to its ultra-slim 0.25 inch thickness and flush wall mount. The sound system is hidden behind the audio-perforated wallpaper, with three front channels and two subwoofers.

Lighting can be controlled with motorized drapery or blackout motorized shades.

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When TV Meets Design

DESIGNER: NDA   |    BUILDER: NDA   |   ARCHITECT: NDA

While working closely with the designer, we installed a beautiful TV system with great sound hidden in plain sight. Hidden in a custom frame is the Frame TV, which turns into artwork when not in use. We put Sonance speakers in the ceiling to deliver crisp sound that is hard to spot.

On the sides are motorized Roman Shades with a custom Conrad fabric. The end result is a beautifully curated space that doesn’t compromise the TV experience.

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