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Home Studio – Content Creation Spaces

The way we consume content has changed and, as a result, content creation spaces are in massive demand. In this article, Guy Singleton takes a quick look at the dynamic shift that has driven this phenomenon. And he explains why we can help to provide you with an amazing home studio! Guy Singleton MIET LCGI MInstLM (our principal engineer) is a fully …

The home cinema design process, early stages. Wireframe image of cinema, from rear right looking to screen.

Your AV Installation Questions Answered – Virtual Consultation Services

Would you like a no-obligation, virtual consultation about your av installation? Perhaps you are too busy for a site meeting at the moment? Would you like to explore the idea of a smart home installation, but have no firm ideas or budgets yet? Our virtual consultation may be the answer! In this article we look at: The project cycle Why …

Private Home Cinema – Our Design for a Luxury Screening Room

Properties with their own private home cinema are exploding in popularity and the requests we get are becoming more and more creative. In this post, we look at the design work we did for a client who is based in Poland. Whilst planning the build for his new home, our client wanted to add a huge luxury private home cinema. …

Home automation provides convenient control of your smart home, from keypads and smart device apps.

Your Home Automation System – Food for Thought!

Home automation systems (or smart homes) are becoming more and more available and desirable. In this article, we have a quick look at some of the popular options, to give you something to consider when planning for your own home. We look at some of the common areas of home automation: Lighting Control Motorised Window Treatments HVAC Control Multi-room Audio …

Home cinema screen and seating, view from rear towards screen. Shows red seating and lighting.

Home Cinema Audio – Dialogue & Speech Intelligibility 101

In this article, Guy Singleton looks at one of the most important parts of the audio in your home cinema – Dialogue and Speech Intelligibility. Guy is a veteran of the industry and is known as a subject matter expert in home cinema design. He has taught home cinema design for our governing body CEDIA across four continents. He has …

Acoustic analysis of the room, shows equipment and treatment in background.

LFE – Home Cinema Bass Explained

Good home cinema bass and understanding how low-frequency sound waves behave in small rooms are complex subjects! But, even when you have engaged a professional home cinema installer, it is sometimes helpful and interesting to have a basic understanding of the important issues. Guy Singleton gives an overview of some of the considerations of bass or LFE (low frequency effects). …

Home Cinema Design & Installation

Home Cinema Sound – Dynamic Range & Noise Floor 101

When appraising a design for home cinema sound for your own home theatre or media room, it may be helpful to understand some of the elements that go into a great design. In this article, our principal designer, Guy Singleton, looks at dynamic range and noise floor. Guy is a veteran of the industry and is known as a subject …

Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos - immersive audio in the home

Spatial Audio from Apple Music

Guy Singleton’s take on Spatial Audio from Apple Music. Guy Singleton MIET LCGI MInstLM (our principal engineer) is a fully qualified and registered electrical and electronics engineer. He teaches and lectures internationally and is a subject matter expert for CEDIA’s education council, specialising in lighting, HVAC, home theatre design, fundamental electrical theories, electrical maths and control systems and programming. Guy has been …

Shows scale of colour temperature

Circadian Rhythm Lighting Systems for Health and Wellness

The future of lighting is very exciting and we are so happy to be at the leading edge of that curve. In this post, we look at circadian rhythm (bio adaptive) lighting for health and wellness. Guy Singleton MIET LCGI MInstLM(our principal engineer) previously held the position of R&D Lighting & Environmental Controls Manager at Crestron EMEA. He is a fully qualified …

Image shows view from rear of star wars style cinema, towards the screen. Home cinema lighting, seating and acoustic treatment.

Home Cinema Designer – we call this one the “Genesis Moment”

Home cinema design is part science and part art. As a designer, we spend many hours working on each project. We create home cinema rooms that deliver stunning performance, within an equally remarkable environment. In this post, we look at: What is a home cinema design? What goes into a design? When should you bring in a home cinema designer? …

View from the rear left of the residents cinema towards the screen. Also shows home cinema seats and home cinema lighting.

Residents Cinema – Our Stunning Private Screening Room Design

We were commissioned to design a private residents’ cinema, for a prestigious development of 5* London apartments, that were being built on the banks of the Thames. In this post, we look at the design and technical solutions for this project. We look at: Our Design for This Private Residents’ Cinema Video Audio Communal Cinema – Residents’ Room Booking Technology …

Lutron Alisse Keypad Review

In this article, we review the new Lutron Alisse Keypad. Lutron are the preeminent manufacturer of residential lighting control systems. To complement their Homeworks QS range, Lutron recently launched a new in-wall keypad, to provide the latest in technology and a superior finish. In fact, we had already heard such rave reviews of the new keypads from within the industry, …

Lutron Lighting Control Panel with Adaptive Module

Smart Home Installation – Excellence as Standard

With over 25 years of experience in smart home installation, we have completed countless varied and exciting projects. We are determined to make certain that our projects are well installed, even behind the scenes. A first-class job Our brilliant team are very well trained and prepared for their tasks. We ensure that they have the right skills and tools to …

The art and science of great home cinema design. Home cinema room with projector, screen and sunken seating.

Home Cinema Design

Brilliant home cinema design – science and art! All great home cinema design is the result of two things: meticulous technical design and the art of creating a room which looks and feels great. Here at Imagine This, we have over 25 years of delivering the finest home cinema designs. In this article we look at: The Science of Home …

Lutron Shade

Motorised Blinds – How To Control Natural Light

Are you thinking of installing motorised blinds and shades? As any estate agent will tell you; most people feel that having lots of natural light is a big priority for their home. The bright and airy feeling of a home that has lots of natural light is very appealing. However, there are times when it is desirable to control the …

Guy Singleton, founder of Imagine This

From the Imagine This archives: Our 20 Year Anniversary

An interview with Imagine This MD, Guy Singleton My company, Imagine This, came about from my love of the Star Wars movies, of all things. I am an electrical engineer by trade and home cinema and home technology have always been of great interest to me. This came from my childhood love of the Star Wars saga and from trying …