There are many reasons why going to the cinema may not be a viable option for you. Like many adults, you may not have the time to see films at the theater, especially with family and work demanding your attention. And you may not find it cost-effective to spend so much on tickets and theater food. Also, you may find it difficult to enjoy a film with so much noise around you from other cinemagoers.
There was a time when home theaters were only for the affluent. However, with advancements in technology, anyone can build one. Now, you can watch newer films with your family without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to help you build a home theater:
#1 Find the Right Space
It’s important to find an isolated area in your house to build a home theater. Usually, an area that’s 20-30 feet by 10-15 feet is enough. A basement works well. You can also build a home theatre in a condo but be prepared to use wireless headphones unless you have very understanding neighbors.
#2 Make the Space as Soundproof as Possible
Even if you have an isolated space for your home theater, noise can travel, especially from loud action films. You don’t want to bother the rest of your family or the neighborhood. You can start by framing and insulating the walls. Next, add a soundproof drywall and sound barriers. These items will help keep your home theater as quiet as possible.
#3 Get Theater Seating
You won’t get a true cinematic experience with your regular home sofas and couches. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself going back to the closest cinema. Never mind the driving get your own home theatre seating by shopping for the latest styles at your closest furniture shop.
Depending on your needs, you can get singles, pairs, triples, and multiple rows. Modern home theater seating is surprisingly comfortable and technologically advanced. It features lights, Bluetooth connections, cup holders, iPad stations, speakers, and more. It can be bought in various colors, styles, leathers, and fabrics.
#4 Get the Right Screen and Speakers
The most important part of a home theater is the screen and speakers. Invest in 7.1 surround sound and get the biggest and best screen you can afford. OLED screens with HDR produce the richest colors and the deepest blacks.
Also, invest in a good Blu-ray player. This will allow you to play films at the highest picture quality. If you play video games, then you can get a videogame console that comes equipped with a Blu-ray player. Remember to have your home theater wi-fi equipped for films you’d like to stream.
#5 Consider Pre-Wiring Your Home Theater
There’s nothing worse than seeing unsightly wires dangle from your walls. It can also be distracting when you’re watching a film. Pre-wire your surround sound, video projector, lighting, and more to have your space look neat.
These are some steps you can take to make an ideal home theater. It will be a perfect set up if it’s comfortable, enjoyable, and allows you to watch loud films without disturbing others.