Now more than ever it’s easy to recreate a true movie theater experience in the privacy of your own home. There are so many new high-tech products on the market that building an exceptional media room is certainly within reach. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the components to consider for creating your own top-of-the-line home theater.
If you really want to get that movie-theater feeling, then consider investing in a professional screen. While there are many high definition televisions on the market that are quite spectacular, nothing captures the movie-going experience quite like a real theater screen. There are several types of screens available, made with a variety of materials. You’ll want to choose the type of screen based on how much light is in the room, and the size of the screen will depend on the size of the room. Check with a home theater professional to discuss your options so you can choose which one is best for you.
You’ll want a digital projector to go with that high-tech screen. More expensive models will deliver a high resolution image that rivals any you will see at the cinema, and when paired with a high quality screen you’ll be dazzled by the images that are projected.
While this element is often overlooked by those creating a media room for the first time, no home theater is complete without a high-tech sound system. This is another are where you may want to consult a professional who can help you create a system from scratch with individual components. You can also opt for a complete system that comes ready to install. The best theatre experience will come from a surround sound system that doesn’t skimp on the bass.
You and your friends may want to watch Godzilla with the sound way up, but the rest of the family in the house may not want to hear it. Consider installing soundproofing in your home theater, which will not only keep the sound from reaching other parts of the house, but will also improve the quality of the sound within the room itself. There are many types of soundproofing available, many of which are incorporated into the design of the room such as fabric panels or even soundproof wallpaper.
Furniture and Design
The design of your home theater should reflect your personal tastes and be maximized for comfort while settling in for a movie or the big game. You might opt for a classic cinema experience, complete with retractable red curtain and old-style movie theater seats. Or you might decide on a more contemporary design with overstuffed chairs or couches with low profiles (if you are doing row or stadium seating). Some furniture can be designed specifically for your home theater to include subwoofers or speakers. If your home theater has windows, consider installing blackout shades to create the darkest viewing experience possible.
No matter what route you decide to go, adding a luxury media room can certainly enhance your quality of life and bring you countless hours of entertainment enjoyed in the comfort of your own Laguna home!