Phoenix Home Additions: Creating a Home Movie Theater Experience
One big trend in home remodeling these days is creating a home theater. A home theater can give you the experience of being at the cinema in the comfort of your own home – in fact, many people nowadays prefer it as a way to entertain guests.
The possibilities are virtually limitless when it comes to the technologies and gadgets available to create a home theater. Generally speaking, a home theater system is a combination of electronic components designed to recreate the experience of watching a movie in a theater. The image and the sound, combined with cutting edge equipment, can create the ultimate home theater experience.
Where to Begin
You’re looking to design a home theater system, there are a number of decisions to make. In order for a home theater to be effective, you need a good amount of space. Some homeowners opt to use extra-unused space in their basement, but it isn’t unheard of for living rooms and even spare bedrooms to be used for the purposes of a home theater.
Once you’ve decided the level of home entertainment you want, then it’s time to start to select the necessary components to create your home theater. What you choose will depend on how much money you are willing to dedicate to this space and how important certain areas of performance are to you.
So, whether you are planning on spending $500 or $30,000, be sure to carefully take the time to understand what each component does, so you can choose the right pieces to satisfy your audio and visual needs.
The basic necessities to create your home theater are a 27-inch or larger TV, movie playing device (DVD is recommended), speakers, a surround sound capable stereo receiver, necessary cables and connectors and a high-quality surge protector.
Tips for Set-Up
Remember, when you start designing your home theater, you want the room to feel as close to a real movie cinema experience as possible. Place the system front and center at eye level, versus off to the side. Sound travels better from the speakers if they are mounted on a wall or set on stands, not atop bookshelves. The three front speakers should be aligned with the TV screen and the two in the rear should be one on each side of the listener, just a little above ear level.
Note: power cords can cause interference and decreased signal quality for cables and wires. Try not to bundle your wires and cables or place them close to the power cords. Finally, always test your speakers before you trim the speaker wire to avoid cutting them too short, and discovering that you don’t like the sound and then have to move them.
If you love most things about your current house and want to stay in that location, but it doesn’t quite fit your current needs, a custom home addition, like a home movie theater, or room addition may be the answer. Contact Republic West Remodeling for details.