How to Design a Home Theatre

home theatre designIf you’re like many homeowners in the United States, then chances are you want to make some new home additions, have enough money to start remodeling a house, but lack a whole lot of home remodeling ideas. After all, studies on the home improvement industry have shown that 71% of American home owners plan to make home additions or improvements this year; 56% of Americans who made home improvements in the past 12 months spent $1,000 or more; and that 83% of people who make home improvements do so to enhance the look and feel of the house.

All this considered, have you thought about adding a home theatre?

Home theatres are great for more than just movies. You can watch big, TV events with a ton of friends, host awards parties, make video games feel larger than life, and simply get more out of your entertainment devices.

The trouble is that many home theatre designs can get pretty expensive. Some can even run up to $25,000! However, you can minimize the cost and make an equally enjoyable new room if you just pay attention to the home theatre design. Here are a few tips to help.

The Shape of the Room
Different shape rooms have different acoustics, which is why you need to take account of such a seemingly trivial factor when coming up with a home theatre design. Square rooms usually have weird, harmonic distortions, but rectangular rooms work fine. Though it might seem like it makes more sense to aim the projector at the bigger wall to get a bigger picture, you actually want your home theatre design to have the projector and speakers aimed at the shorter wall, which produces the best projection.

The Windows
The less windows in your home theatre design, the better. Not only will their lighting intrude upon the theatre’s darkness, but their hard surfaces will also mess with the sound, too. If you can’t avoid setting up your home theatre in a room without windows, then get some thick, heavy curtains to cover them.

The Walls
Yes, you even need to account for the walls in your home theatre design. Drywall usually works well, but concrete or concrete block doesn’t. If you plan to set up a basement home theatre, then you may want to add some peel and stick carpet tiles on them.

If you have any questions about home theatre designs, feel free to share in the comments.

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