Home theatres are becoming quite common in modern homes as homeowners look to create convenient, comfortable spaces to relax and entertain. Considering how easy it is to kick back and enjoy shows and movies from the comfort of your home, it’s a great idea to consider upgrading your home entertainment space. Traditionally, this sort of setup has only been available to those who could afford the luxuries and high price tags, but with new technology home theatre experiences are within reach for almost everyone. Here are our 5 tips for building your own luxury home theatre setup.
Selecting a space
While the best bet for your home theatre is always to start off with a blank slate so you can ensure the room is entirely designed for the whole experience, this isnt always in the cards for everyone.
To get the most out of your home theatre experience, its best to have your home theatre setup in a room with no windows or as few as possible and standard-height ceilings. If you have some extra cash to invest in your home theatre room, we recommend investing in sound proofing or noise cancelling wall panels. This will help to dampen the noise should anyone else in the house not wish to watch the movie.
One of the most challenging parts to setting up a home theatre is selecting the right television or projector system with all the different options available on the market today.
For TVs we recommend selecting a 4K TV for the best viewing experience. These tend to consume less power and have a longer lifespan than plasma or LCD TVs. If you’re been dreaming of that complete theatre experience, projector systems are the best route to go. They provide crisp, beautiful images, but with all the different options available, this is one aspect you don’t want to go cheap on. Cheaper options will definitely show the difference in quality.
Although the visuals are usually the first thought, never underestimate how important sound quality is in a home theatre. If you’re looking to recreate a movie theatre experience in your home you’re definitely going to want crisp but commanding sound. You have to utilize the room’s natural acoustics to have a successful audio experience. While you can do this yourself, it’s always best to hire a professional to really ensure you get the best sound quality for your area.
Lighting is an often overlooked factor for a home theatre but it can truly make or break the design. The best option is to layer your lighting and have full control over every layer. A combination of track and recessed lighting will help put the finishing touches on the space and turn your home into a cinema-like experience.
Many high-end home theatres aim to reflect a traditional movie theatre feel with stadium seating and furniture that offers special features. One of the biggest factors is going to be the layout of the room you’re using for your home theatre. Larger rooms will allows for more elaborate furniture options, such as tiered seating and individual seating similar to movie theatres. If you have a smaller space, you can get creative with chair and couch arrangements where everyone can settle in and enjoy the movie.
Stick to these tips for your home theatre setup and you’ll be able to enjoy your shows for years to come. Get in touch with our team today to help you plan and build the home theatre of your dreams.