Mindful and Magnificent: Your Home and Omega Media Solutions
“Beauty is in balance and simple details. Audio/video can be the star of the show or blend into the background to become the foundation of a beautiful & functional home.”
–Kate Haferkamp, Co-owner, Omega Media Solutions
Lights turn on as you enter the room. The music begins to play softly in the background. The window coverings lower slightly to block the sun’s late afternoon rays. And the temperature in your home adjusts to your desired comfort level. Does this sound like an excellent way to come home? Smart technology is a gift, and its implementation should not be a chore, but rather a choice. How you live involves many decisions, and Omega Media Solutions helps you decide on products and systems by providing options and listening carefully to your needs.
Omega Media Solutions defines everyday luxury with personalized audio/video systems and smart home technology that provide and perform with simplicity and symmetry. “Beauty is in balance and simple details. Audio/video can be the star of the show or blend into the background to become the foundation of a beautiful and functional home,” states third-generation entrepreneur and co-owner, Kate Haferkamp. Designing systems that give clients what they need and not what’s trendy, and what works smoothly and enhances a home’s livability is why OMS is imperative to the aesthetics and the overall vision of your home. Perhaps you’re an audiophile, with a massive collection of analog and digital recordings or a film buff who screens movies every Saturday night for family and friends…those breathtaking concert-quality sounds and near-cinematic images can be part of your home’s identity. OMS completes your audio/visual story with a team that brings a level of diversity and incorporates an in-depth knowledge of audio/visual concepts.
President and co-owner Matt Haferkamp, who majored in architecture in college, continues to eye each detail as though it were for his own home and is joined by his wife, Kate, who, as co-owner, also acts as Director of Marketing. She relishes the simplicity that home systems lend to any project. “We believe in giving a client a full and complete proposal that is turnkey and shouldn’t need any change orders for all systems to work correctly. We don’t think it’s right to discuss a full smart home system in a meeting, but on the proposal, leave out the cost of a robust network that would be required to power it.” Hence, the importance of OMS’s ode to value engineering. Spending based on your priorities while maintaining quality is a dominant theme in the OMS business model.
OMS’s design-focused innovative approaches are born from their experience and expertise. Their reputation is forged upon relationships with clients and companies based on respect, reliance, and response time, and that has placed them in the unique position of being one of the most sought-after audio/visual specialists in Central Oregon. One reason for their preeminence is their collaborative efforts, which remain well-known and appreciated by past clients and a welcome introduction to current and future clients. “We work with many other professionals and tradespeople to ensure that the details are perfect. We work with builders to guarantee that the project will be installed by the move-in date and create a proposal that keeps future technology upgrades in mind. We love to work with interior designers early in the project to specify items like a BDI cabinet that will fit all the necessary equipment and automated window coverings in a specific color and style. We work with electricians when we design a lighting control system to control all the lights in your home, as well as ensure that speakers in the ceilings are aligned with light fixtures. Coordination with the HVAC company is pivotal to provide smart home control of the heating and cooling system and in-floor heating. We coordinate with painters to spray our architectural speakers for a seamless wall and ceiling. We even meet with cable and satellite installers for our clients to answer any questions and receive a smooth and correct installation, so they have one less item on their ‘to do’ list,” explains Matt.
Passionately compelled to distinguish the nuances few could anticipate, the team at OMS will help you rethink your lifestyle in ways that satisfy your dream of living with smart home technology. Once considered an extravagance, smart home systems today can be scaled to fit any home. A few elements to keep in mind when thinking about audio/visual systems and smart home technology in your home are how do you envision your room or home looking and sounding like? For example, do you want to hide your projector or screen when you’re not in the living room or would you like to have your screen rotate art? Do you want to hear music upon waking? In all rooms or just your bedroom? Or would you prefer to designate a room as your personal sonic paradise?
“We work with many other professionals and tradespeople to ensure that the details are perfect. We work with builders to guarantee that the project will be installed by the move-in date and create a proposal that keeps future technology upgrades in mind.”
–Matt Haferkamp, President and Co-owner, Omega Media Solutions
When thinking about that family media room, remind yourself that compromising space for a plethora of uses can lead to a place that’s cluttered and cumbersome (think pool table, gaming equipment, etc.). Proper speaker placement (floor-standing towers if that room is a dedicated listening room, otherwise in-wall, bookshelf, or ceiling), including a subwoofer to maximize the sound of the entire system, projector technology that complements the room where films will be screened are paramount, and automated window coverings and lighting systems create the optimum viewing environment.
Refining your decisions, choosing finish elements that inspire and transform your home, and inviting new products that heighten the audio/visual experience is sure to express and shift your perspective on the virtues of enjoying smart home technology and all that it has to offer.
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