A home theater gives you and your family to access the magic of the movies at any time. Whether you’re a major cinephile or just looking for a way to enjoy the latest streaming release, a home theater can add hours of enjoyment to your downtime. It’s also an incredible way to add potential value to your home.
Use the following tips to make the most of your home theater experience and create an atmosphere worthy of Hollywood!
Choose the right space
Selecting the room in your home to serve as a dedicated theater is the first step in the process. Just like the real theater, you’ll want your home theater to have as few windows as possible to avoid sunlight intruding on the viewing experience. You’ll also want this room to be isolated from other rooms whose inhabitants could be bothered by noise. The ideal home theater could be in your basement, or any other space that is not dedicated to a specific use in your home.
With the right room selected, it’s time to give some thought to the lighting in your home theater. If the space you’ve chosen has windows, invest in some heavy blackout curtains to help keep out unwanted sunlight. Next, consider installing ambient lighting so you and your guests can find their way around in the dark theater. This could be as extravagant as in-floor track lighting, or even some well-disguised LED tube lights. For main lighting when the screening is over, you’ll want to avoid any large hanging fixtures that could obstruct your view of the screen. Go with recessed can lights controlled by a dimmer for that real theater vibe.
Paint it black
Painting a normal room in your house black would usually be a no-go, but this is […]