If you are going to go home theater installation route, do not cut corners. In an attempt to save money, homeowners will often buy a cheap home theater system and either install it themselves or hire a contractor with little experience.
Before you even begin building or remodeling your home entertainment center, it is important to keep in mind that home theater installations are not simple tasks and should only be handled by professionals with experience using the latest home multimedia home theater technology. If you try installing home theater systems on your own, the results can be disastrous as entertainment centers look tacky with cables running everywhere which oftentimes also interferes with other home activities like cooking and cleaning.
Instead, consider purchasing pre-packaged home theater systems from a professional home installation company that offers everything needed for your home entertainment center including materials and installation services.
The components of a home theater can include home theater projectors, home theater projectors screens, home theater speakers to provide surround sound effects, home theater seating to ensure maximum media viewing comfort and home theater lighting which provides the perfect movie-watching ambiance.
Home Theater Projector Screens
Projector screens can be built into home entertainment center walls or freestanding with their own legs that are not too visible from your home theater seats. Projector screens are often made of high-quality materials like velvet to help absorb excess light but still offer excellent picture clarity. Depending on the layout of your home entertainment center, consider placing projector screens up against a window which would also allow natural sunlight to enter your home without being too harsh or glaring on the screen. Click here to learn more about Projector Screen Installations.
Home Theater Speakers
When selecting speakers for a home theater setup, there are several factors to consider including how big the room is, what kind of home entertainment center you have, and how loud your home theater setup will be. If you are using a home theater system with an average size home theater room, the most common speakers used to fill the room with sound include the front left/right speakers which should ideally produce surround sound effects from roughly 2-3 feet behind each speaker at around ear level for seated listeners. For home theaters setups in larger rooms or home theaters where viewers will be sitting further away, speakers should also be placed along the side walls to achieve surround sound effects.
Lastly, if your home entertainment center is going to be very loud or if you plan on having parties where people will be watching TV at high volumes late into the night, consider purchasing subwoofers that will add powerful low frequencies to your home entertainment center.
Home Theater Seating
Home theater installation requires home theater seating such as home theater sofas and home theater chairs which not only look good but also offer comfortable seating arrangements for home entertainment viewing. Some home theater systems even come with reclining seats that can be adjusted to any position making them perfect for watching movies and relaxing after a long day at work or school. The biggest mistake homeowners make when purchasing furniture for their home theaters is selecting cheaper alternatives like couches and loveseats because these items are generally too big for small home entertainment centers and do not make the best use of space for smaller rooms. Depending on your budget, quality memory foam chairs (similar to what you get in first-class seating on an airplane) are one of the best home theater seating options because they can be collapsed when not in use and also make good guest chairs for home entertainment viewing parties.
Home Theater Lighting
Finally, home theaters need home theater lighting to achieve a moody ambiance that movies are most enjoyed. Mood lighting for home theaters does not necessarily mean bright lights but rather dimmable lights like recessed lighting or track lighting which can control brightness with individual switches or dimmers. Standard lamps on side tables are also great at providing just enough light without being too bright. Just remember that home theater rooms are supposed to immerse you into your multimedia experience so avoid bright overhead lights at all costs even if you have no overhead home theater projectors!
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