Must-Have Tech For Your Rec Room

With baseball season in full swing, are you itching for a space that’s perfect for hosting family & friends for the next big sporting event? You can create that one-of-a-kind space you’ve always wanted by designing a basement rec room. Check out the latest technology that’s essential to creating a man cave worth bragging about.


A sound system is the cornerstone of any good man cave. Whether it’s listening to music or enjoying surround sound of the big game, the audio in your rec room is essential. New smart technology can take your audio to the next level with wireless speakers. Not only are they super convenient, but some can actually optimize the sound based on the environment of the room. The top AI-powered speakers are more than music players, but are also voice assistants that can not only control the playback of music, but provide the latest headlines and sports scores, set timers, and even answer those little trivia questions that seem to always be popping up.


You might think your 40, 50, or even 60-inch LED looks good. However, for the ultimate in movie watching, console gaming, and sports cheering experiences, you will want to go all the way and get yourself a home theater projector and a theater-quality screen to project upon. Nothing puts the “theater” in home theater quite like the winning combination of a projector and screen. Don’t have quite enough space for a theater experience? Consider a curved TV to get the best viewing experience possible for your space, as well as one with all the bells and whistles like 4K resolution, HDR, and built-in streaming apps.


Smart lighting systems offer far more than just clapping switches. They can dim lights based on the time of day, change colors to match the mood, even turn off when you leave the room. The best smart light bulbs will also save you money on energy bills, as they use LEDs rather than the more costly incandescent and halogen light bulbs. Make the most out of your smart light bulbs by connecting them with the rest of your home automation system.

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Whether you’re hosting friends or just enjoying a night in with the family, it’s always nice to have the option to enjoy a beverage … and it’s even better when you don’t have to make it yourself! Invest in a wireless cocktail maker, you can make your favorite drinks right in your man cave. It comes with all the tools you need to make perfectly mixed cocktails, and they connect to your phone or other devices so you can easily follow recipes. They also allow you to save your favorite mixes, so you can make them again and again.

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Clean Up

Yes, you can even automate the cleanup of your rec room! Robot vacuums are perfect for busy families who don’t have time to clean up all the time. Just set them up and let them do their thing. Most robot vacuums these days come with smart features that make them even easier to use. Many can be controlled with your voice or phone, and some of the latest models even come with self-emptying dustbins, so you never have to worry about emptying them yourself. Designing Your Smart Home
It can be much easier to incorporate the elements of a smart home when you’re building a brand-new custom home from scratch because you can coordinate all of your devices, services, and providers from the beginning for the best overall smart home experience. Before you build a smart home, you will want to do research to decide which company’s products you like best since you’ll need to choose devices that are compatible with each other. Another important thing to consider are the security ratings and features of the devices.

At Compass Homes, we believe that our unique process, commitment to continuous improvement, and desire to balance efficiency, livability, and details in our homes make us the homebuilder of choice in Central Ohio. We look forward to working with you to create your
forever home. Contact a sales associate to get started!

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