Enhance the Entertainment of Your San Francisco Home
A home theater gives you the opportunity to create the ideal viewing experience, and there are a lot of options when it comes to how you should design your space. Do you want it to resemble a cinema or make it an amped up media room? Is it going to be used mostly for movies, or are there going to be more active viewings for TV shows, sporting events, and video games?
There are a lot of questions to ask, and Hermary’s is here to help you through the process to create the ideal setting for both the audience and the equipment. Read on to learn four home theater design tips to boost the entertainment value of your San Francisco home.
Match the Theater to Your Habits
When you have a viewing party with your friends and family, how do you all watch the movie? Does everyone sit in one place with a drink and some light snacks? Does the movie play while people eat meals and catch up?
You don’t want to design a home theater that isn’t conducive to your established activity? Think about the times you’ve had the most fun watching a movie, and build your home theater design to capture the magic of that experience.
Don’t forget to consider other uses for your home theater in the design. Watching the big game calls for a different atmosphere than watching a movie. The same goes for having friends over to play a video game on a big screen with a surround sound system. You’ll get more value from your home theater if it’s flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of events.
Incorporate a Variety of Seating Options
With all the furniture customization options available, and you don’t need to adhere to the traditional theater layout of multiple rows of uniform seats. Families with small children could have a long couch in the front for a less restrictive seating arrangement, and a row of reclining movie seats behind for older kids.
If you want to have a place where people can eat during the movie, a bar counter with elevated seats in the back row provides a flat surface to keep food where it won’t land on your upscale furniture.
Find the Right Balance of Surfaces for Acoustics
Speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers all need to be positioned and calibrated precisely to ensure that all the seating areas are getting high-performance audio, and the surfaces in the room have a significant impact on the acoustics. The flooring, walls, ceiling, and furniture will all play a different part, and you’ll need to choose the right mix of materials and fabrics to get a perfect balance.
In addition to the acoustics of the room, you’ll also want to make sure your home theater is properly isolated from the rest of your home. Sound isolation will prevent outside noise from interrupting your movie experience and keep your theater’s pumped up audio system from disrupting the rest of your house.
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