Here is What to Consider in Your Home Theater Design
Any addition or installation in your home is a big investment of time, energy, and money. Every stage of the upgrade is essential: planning, finding professionals to execute, knowing the equipment and technology, and then the install and maintenance. A home theater design is no exception.
If you’re looking to add a home theater to your Atherton, CA area residence, but feeling overwhelmed by planning it, we’ve got you covered.
We work to create the best cinema experience for your home. And we want you to feel confident in knowing exactly what you want in the space. In this blog, we will list precisely what items you need to pay attention to when planning out your home theater.
Once the lights dim and you’re settled in, the screen is the main focus of any theater. The last thing you want is to not enjoy the movie due to poor image quality.
Many people may assume that selecting a screen is a one-size-fits-all approach, or just go with the latest technology without actually considering if it’s right for their specific space. It’s important to instead take a little extra time in figuring out what screen is best for your home because so many factors can affect the viewing quality.
For example, how much room do you have in your space? How close is your seating to the screen? Are there windows in the room that may cause a glare?
Moreover, do you want the screen to be hidden when not in use? Or do you want it to always be front and center? Consider motorized shading options to provide the luxurious cinema effect: program them to close in front of the screen when not in use, and then open with the touch of a button when your movie is about to start.
Enjoying a movie is more than simply viewing the image — it involves hearing the action and dialogue as well. Placing just any speaker in your home theater may not be the best decision. Consider what’s important to you: aesthetics, surround-sound, both?
Keep the focus on the screen with hidden speakers. Your home theater design is simplified when you don’t have to consider where to place large speakers in the room. Placement of the speaker — in addition to its technology — affects how the sound navigates the room. Audio can be affected by other objects in the room interfering, and of course, be an eyesore if you don’t select the right design.
In-ceiling and in-wall speakers are exactly what their names suggest: they are built into the structure of the room, so they sit flush with the surrounding material and don’t protrude from the walls or ceiling. Consider them hidden. Sound can then fill the room with ease without distracting from the screen.
You want to be comfortable when watching your movie of choice. And when having guests over, they ought to be just as comfortable. Make an impression and provide the ultimate luxurious experience with comfortable theater seating.
Your home theater design can include leather or fabric seating, large sofas or individual chairs and seats, reclining features, and space for snacks. Consider what is important to you when watching a movie in the comfort of your home — after all, a benefit of having a personal theater is customizing it to your preferences that a commercial cinema may not meet.
Ready to do your home theater design the right way? We’d love to help. Reach out to us online here to get started.