With the increase of new, incredible technology, enormous big screens are becoming the choice for many consumers. Homeowners are now looking to change a room into their own home theater. With new technology, people are choosing to watch their favorite shows, sporting events, and movies from the comfort of their homes.
Homeowners are changing their basements into the latest, high-tech retreat or even converting their living rooms into an entertainment oasis! If you are someone looking into creating a home theater, here are some tips that are actually quite easy to do and guide you through the steps it will take to transform your room into your dream home theater environment.
Create A Plan For Your Home Theater Design:
Before you can move on to designing, you must figure out a plan for the entire layout. If you are transforming your living room into a home theater, you will be limited in some ways. You must seriously consider your space and decide where your seating will be and how it should be laid out for good viewing. Seating will go hand-in-hand with the location of your screen.
You can always grab paper and pencil and make a rough draft of what you are looking for. Keep in mind, depending on your living room, you must find out if you have enough outlets to accommodate your plan and if not, will need to have more outlets installed.
Laying Out Your Screen’s Wall:
The kind of screen you choose for your home theater will depend on your preferences. Some people will decide to get a movie screen and projector to create the same experience as found in a movie theater while others will prefer a large flat panel screen. In many cases, if you purchase a high-end flat screen you will get a much better viewing quality than any other options.
That said, depending on the size of your wall, you might be limited in the size of the screen you can work with. You will also need to consider creating shelves for your surrounding sound system and television. If your screen will be attached directly to your wall, you will still have to have a plan for the sound system.
Getting Your Walls Ready For The Big Event:
One step you cannot overlook is getting your walls ready for sound. You will have to add foam panels so your walls can dampen the sound and create an acoustic sound effect. As foam panels are not the most attractive, you might want to cover the walls with a fabric for a much more pleasing look.
Your Furniture And Seating:
Chances are, if you are turning your living room into a home theater, you are probably going to have to look into new furniture that will fit the environment and provide easy viewing and great comfort. Every piece of furniture must be placed for excellent viewing and always comfortable.
Also, if you are bringing in small tables or other pieces of furniture, make sure they are short enough so as to not interfere with viewing. Make sure your tables are not one solid piece but have legs so they will not affect the quality of the sound system.
Bringing It All Together:
Now that you have created your home theater with a wonderful television system, sound system, and seating arrangements, it’s time to hook up your electronics. In order to create the best picture and sound from your system, you really should have some experience in doing this yourself.
If not, you should consider hiring a professional to help you out. Possibly you have a neighbor or friend who is in the electronics field. You want the very best performance from your system and the last thing you need is a poor premier viewing experience!
Happy Planning! Happy Designing! Happy Viewing!