Home Theater Design
It’s movie night. You’d rather spend it at home, except your theater system isn’t exactly designed for the full cinematic experience (i.e., you have an average-sized TV and a DVD player). So you and the family have to head out to the theater. A trip to the theater is fine, but the crowds, the uncomfortable seats, and the sticky floors can make movie watching a bad experience.
Thankfully, you don’t have to resort to the small screen and a drive to the theater. You can get your home set up for a theater system—and make the most of the cinematic experience. To come up with good home theater design ideas, consider the following things:
- The location of the home theater — It’s important to designate your home theater in an area with little external noise. Or a space that isn’t near rooms that require silence. While every home theater will naturally be fitted with noise insulation, it’s still better to be smart about its location. If your home doesn’t have sufficient space, the garage could be transformed into a home theater.
- The features of the room — A cinematic experience can be affected by the windows, the walls, and even the shape of the room. Regular drywall can make for a decent surface for good theater walls, and framed glass can be too reflective of light and sound. Windows could also reflect sound-causing distortion, while a square shaped room could generate odd harmonic distortions.
- The speaker technology and placement — With the right set of speakers, your home theater sound reproduction could make it seem like you’re in an actual movie theater. Meanwhile, speaker placement depends on the room, so experimenting is ideal to discover whether to place two speakers on either side of the room or a few feet away from your head.
- The high-definition display screen — The screen you choose will depend on the size of the room and your preference. But don’t just consider the screen itself; think of the angle and the distance.
- The seating — Ideally, you’ll want to have plush seating that also comes with built-in cup holders. When you’re watching, you’ll naturally want to have drinks and popcorn. It’s easier to have seating that makes it easy to snack while watching a horror or action movie.
- The entertainment — Finally, your home theater doesn’t just have to serve as your own cinema room. You can hook it up to satellite or cable and watch your favorite sports games with friends and family. The best home theaters maximize the viewing experience for any type of entertainment.
And the best way to make your home theater design idea into a reality is to get a reputable service to customize it for you.