Do you have a budding musician in your family or are you ready to define a space to either listen to fabulous music or practice your favorite instrument? If you’re fortunate enough to have space in your home that you can dedicate to a special music room, you’re in for a treat. Are you stumped on how to design the space? You don’t need a huge budget or unlimited funds to create a welcoming music room in your own home. Follow these suggestions from the design professionals to jumpstart the design and transformation of a space in your home that can be dedicated to a music room. There’s no better time than today to get started. The success of just about every major project lies in the advance planning and preparation. Designing and transforming a personal music space is no different.
The first step in the planning is to define a budget. Acoustics are key in a music room and this means flooring and sound absorption materials need to be key components in the design process. If the space does not already have hardwood floors, include cost for this in your design budget. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and check out the huge selection and value of hardwood flooring materials available at Lumber Liquidators. More often than not, they are able to provide quotes for the material of your choice either installed or just delivered. If you select an installation team for hardwood floors, be sure to thoroughly check references and any online reviews. Hardwood floors can be a substantial investment and proper installation is critical.
Natural materials absorb sound. When designing a music room, include as many natural elements as possible. Window treatments and upholstery serve to absorb sound and allow the true acoustics of music to emerge. Next, check the electrical capacity of the outlets in the space. Multiple speakers, amplifiers and electronic instruments require substantial voltage when used simultaneously. Have a licensed electrician perform a full test to ensure adequate capacity when all components are in use.
Finally, if the space adjoins other frequently used spaces in the home, or even bedrooms, consider some form of sound proofing. One way to incorporate sound proofing into a design scheme is by the use of large wall tapestries. These can be either traditional or contemporary depending on the overall design of the space. You’re now ready to pull out your sheet music and begin to create a bit of magic with music!