When working with any space, especially one with such an emphasis on design, bringing in technology post-build can not only be difficult, but intrusive. As Ken told us, Magnolia was up to the challenge. “You wouldn’t think this was a retrofit. There was so much attention to detail, maintaining the look of the home, finding the path of least resistance to put in these electronics, putting things in so you would never know that all this A/V came in afterwards.”
Adam added, “It’s a very high-end unit. We needed to be very delicate with everything — we cut access holes throughout the unit, not causing any damage. And because we ran cable from the back of the condo all the way out to the patio, there really wasn’t an area we didn’t touch.”
One of the challenges of this retrofit was putting the TV into the backsplash in the kitchen, not because of its unique location, but because of the backsplash itself. “The backsplash is completely custom. It’s a single piece of glass, so there was no room for error. One chip or crack and we’d have to replace the entire thing,” Adam told us.
“It’s a nice way to get a TV in that room without being intrusive,” Ken told us. “It’s got a stainless steel bezel to match the appliances, and since it’s a Seura weatherproof TV, you don’t have to worry about splashing water or grease on it: it’s always going to work.”