3 Things to Consider When Planning Your Home Theater Design
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When considering how to design your home theater, it’s important to remember that it’s about more than simply picking out the biggest screen and the most comfortable seating. Home theater design is really about creating a space in your Henderson, NV home where you can relax and enjoy the latest movies, sports and music. Whether you’re alone or with your family and friends the space should recreate the experience of a commercial theater in your house. Take a look at some of the things you should watch out for when planning your ideal home theater integration project.
Seating is Key
Home theater design is all about getting the most out of your equipment, no matter the size of your space. An often overlooked aspect of planning is actually one of the most important first steps: selecting seating. Do you want a big comfy couch? That may make family time more special, but it won’t serve your theater very well. Want a whole bunch of space between your chairs? The placement will drastically affect your viewing angle and the size of your screen. And those high-backed leather recliners? Those can hamper the effect of your surround sound system and reflect light back at the screen.
You see, what you choose to do with your seating is not just an afterthought – it should be part of the design process from day one!
Your Screen Makes a Big Difference
Probably the most obvious element of any home theater is the screen. Without it, how would you watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or that intimate Palme d’Or winner? Needless to say: the screen is pretty important. But choosing the right one is more than just choosing the biggest one. Size will be determined by seating placement, but you can also choose screens that don’t reflect light except from your projector or ones that recreate deeper blacks and more realistic colors. While there is no perfect screen for every situation, it’s a highly customizable part of your theater that can take your experience to the next level.
Of course, another option that has emerged recently is 4K television. Previously, TVs couldn’t match the quality of a drop-down projector and high-end screen, but today’s technology is coming close. While there aren’t many options yet for 4K televisions and their media content, like Blu-Ray discs, we’re pretty sure it’s only a matter of time before 4K UHD makes a big mark on home theater design.
Stay in Control of your Light
In a perfect world, the only light in your home theater would come from the projector. However, even a dedicated home theater is a functioning room in your house, so it will need lighting in order to work. Automated lighting can be easily bundled into your control system, so that you can turn off the lights, lower the screen and start your movie all with the touch of a button. And if somebody has to leave the room or fix a drink, you can light up specific zones that are pointed away from the screen so as to avoid disturbance.
But lighting isn’t always something you can turn on and off. If your home theater has windows, consider automated shading. As you start the movie and shut off the lights, any light from outside can be reduced or eliminated simultaneously by incorporating shading into your controls.
Are you ready to take the first steps to the home theater design of your dreams? Contact us to get started today.