Ways To Elevate Your Home Cinema Experience
Installing a home theater can be very exciting. The prospect of theater experience in the comfort of your home is sure to be amazing. However, one thing that many people overlook before getting the home theatre installation is preparing the room.
Getting the right equipment alone cannot ensure a great home theatre experience. More often than not, for the installations to work effectively and create the best effects, homeowners will have to invest in a little bit of remodeling. In reality, a home theater room is much more than the screen and sofa. To ensure a completely immersive experience, here are a few things to remember.
Preparing the theater room
Before you call in our experts to supply and install the home theater equipment, in a dedicate a room in your home, think about the room that will be used. For example if your home theater is set up in a living room space, the cinematic experience wouldn’t be as great as you expected. Other noises and cooking smells will invade the space, making it feel less like a theater. Another aspect is the media that would be used in your home theatre room. When using the living room this room is more like a media room because it is not built to be a dedicated home theatre room. Our experts can help provide solutions for these areas.
For a more theatre like experience a spare bedroom or a basement could work as a great stheater space, it would be even better if the room is long enough to put enough space between the viewer and the screen. With the equipment set up in the right positions, such a dedicated theater space will provide you with much-needed privacy to watch a great movie on the big screen.
So, how else can you enhance your home theater experience by redecorating the room? Here are some quick tips:
First of all, it is important to have a rough idea as to how your seating is going to be. Every seat in the room should have an optimal view of the screen. Also, before you decide on screen size for your theater, keep the length of the room in mind. Ideally, your theater should have a screen that doesn’t overwhelm the viewer sitting closest to it.
One way to give your room the best look and feel of a theater is by slightly sloping the floor. Like a classic cinema theater, you can have tiered seating for your home theater. Consult with an interior designing expert about using plywood floorings to give the lift. This will also eliminate the chances of blocked viewing.
By painting your theater room with dark-colored paint and avoiding shiny reflective surfaces, you can effectively reduce unwanted reflections that may deter your movie viewing experience. Dark-colored matte paint is an ideal choice for your home theater walls and surfaces.
To control ambient noises from within the theater or from anywhere else in the house, soundproofing your room is the best solution. As a feasible way to do this, you can check with your designer about using sound-reducing wallboard. You can also carpet the entire floor area to reduce vibrations.
Ambient light should also be eliminated with the help of curtains or shades. You can also consider a room with the least natural lighting to be your home theater space, which will help you cut some expenses in that area.
Manage the theater equipment
Apart from preparing the room, you should also turn your attention to the proper management and upkeep of the equipment. Our experts will evaluate your space and recommend the best position for each of these elements. Even so, it is important for you to consider these requirements while styling your home theater.
In your home theater, the A/V Component rack should be designed in such a way that every component is accessible and well ventilated. The rack should be located next to a power outlet to avoid drawing extension cables. This will help you to control each of these components carefully and also avoid heating issues due to cramping the equipment together.
You can also provide soft ceiling light in your theater to give it a classic cinema theater effect. However, ensure that the majority of these lights fall behind the viewer to maintain a good viewing experience.
If you have a projector system, take measures to suspend it from the ceiling rather than fixing it at the back. In such cases, you can also opt for a drop-down movie screen, which can be lowered or raised as and when needed.
Your home theater experience is not just dependent on the quality of your equipment. While good quality screens and sound systems can make a difference, the whole cinema experience comes with how well you give attention to the little details. So consult with our experts at Dynamic AV today to decide and design your home theater installation.