Dreaming Of A Home Theater? 5 Design Choices To Get You Started

If you have space for one, a home theater is a great way to entertain both your family and friends. You’ll get the surround sound and big picture experience of going to a theater without needing to deal with lines, worry about seats, or navigate around other people.

Another great thing about a home theater is that you can customize it to your exact style and design preferences, meaning you can fit it to the rest of your home or make it its own entertainment space. If you’ve been thinking about getting a home theater, these design choices will help you get started.

  1. Wall Murals

You can get a movie theater feel right at home without the outdated look. Consider a mural for your walls, either using the theme of cinema or something else entirely.

  1. Carpeting

A thick-pile carpet will help you dim the sound of your theater from disrupting the rest of your home. Choosing a dark color will make sure that movie watchers aren’t distracted and have a comfortable place to rest their feet.

  1. Track Lighting

You don’t want the abrupt change of turning off overhead lights to focus on a screen, so dimmable track lighting will give you enough light to get settled before the big show. Keeping your lighting on a low setting during films can also help reduce eye strain and help people get in and out as needed.

  1. Seat Risers

A home theater will be small enough to accommodate at least two or three rows of seats, but you’ll give everyone an excellent viewing experience by putting seats beyond the first row on risers. As a bonus, you can use that extra space to help dampen excess sound, or even use it for storage.

  1. Seating Areas

Get creative with space usage by making a seating arrangement instead of just traditional theater seats. A couch is a great way to lay back or cuddle with a loved one, and adding a row or two of theater seats behind this setup creates a separate area giving everyone options.

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Reasons Why You’ll Love Having a Home Theater

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Just say the words “Date Night,” and admit it: you are expecting dinner and a movie. We love movies at the theater, where the big screen and big sound envelop you in the action.

But advancing technology is making the movie theater experience available in your own home. With a home theater system, you can watch your favorite movies, TV shows or sporting events whenever you like, with the picture quality and rich sound you’d get for paying a small fortune at your local theater. The possibilities are limitless:

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Enjoy the Latest Flicks

Whether it’s in a designated theater room, or you’re pulling up your favorite pillows, you can gather your family together to watch your favorite movies in the comfort of home. So whose turn is it to make the popcorn??

Whose Side Are You On, Anyway?

Pick your favorite team and get the family together around your home theater system to watch the big game. The high-definition television (HDTV) combined with surround sound puts you right in the stadium, without the crazy prices for a beer and brat. One word of caution, however: when you have a home theater system, people start getting really nice to you in the week up to the Super Bowl.

Are You a Gamer?

Video games have become a huge form of family entertainment. The big winners for 2017 are:

If you want a true gaming experience that immerses you in the action, there is nothing like a home theater to ‘make it real.’

That’s All, Folks!

To sum it up: we love movies and the experience it gives us, but let’s face it: movies are expensive, you have to adhere to a rigid time schedule and pay outrageous amounts for a popcorn and drink. Invest in your home with Experience Audio Video and you get the quality of movie theater viewing without the crowds, uncomfortable seats and sticky floors.  You’re welcome.

 

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5 Ways to Use a Surround Sound System In Your Home

Do you like to watch movies only at the movie theater on a huge screen with their insane surround sound system? It isn’t always possible to make it to all of the must-watch summer movies on your list, but there is a way to make that experience in your own home.

Sometimes the timing doesn’t work, you don’t have enough money, or you can’t find a babysitter in time. However, by bringing the movie theater experience home, you’ll never have to worry about those issues again!

A home theatre and surround sound system is a one-time investment that will make sure that you never have to go to the movie theater to have the movie viewing experience you crave. You can watch the latest blockbusters and your old favorites any time you want.

 

Here are a few ways to enhance your home theatre and surround sound experience:

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  1. The best room in your house should be reserved for your new home theatre. The room should not be a square but more rectangular, preferably with high ceilings. Carpet your room for best results. This could easily be the living room or the family room if you have one.

 

  1. The position of your speakers is crucial. Too close and you may feel like you are going to go deaf and too far and that surround sound system will fail you. Ask the installation technician to position them optimally so you can reap the benefits.

 

  1. A home theatre and surround sound system comes with a ton of wires. If you are going to have a room with the best equipment and potential to provide amazing screen experience, be sure to tidy up the cables. Hanging wires will kill the vibe of your interior. Ask the technician to run the wires through the walls and away from sight. Also, you can look into the Bluetooth option and go wireless!

 

  1. There are upgrades coming out all the time, and some will go the extra mile to provide you the best home theatre and surround sound experience. If you don’t know much visit your nearest electronic store or call your installation team to ask about new equipment to upgrade your TV.

 

  1. You know how you have to get the theater early so that you can find the best seat (which is the center of the room) but it’s mostly always gone? With a home theater, you can always have the perfect spot to enjoy your movie. Find the best chair in the room and aim all the speakers at that spot. Enjoy the best way to watch a flick that is available to us these days!

 

Another added benefit of home theatres is that you do not need to get overpriced popcorn and soda. Break out the pizza or cook a family meal, no one will stop you in your own home!

Another bonus is that you can take bathroom breaks without missing scenes of the movie, just hit pause. Who knows, home theatres might have been created by the guy who got tired of missing the best parts of the movie because of bathroom breaks!

 

Call Us!

A home theater is a great way to upgrade your home and have quality entertainment experience with the whole family. You can enjoy movies with the kids or have viewing parties for the adults, and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg!

If you’re ready to upgrade your home with a surround sound system, give us a call at (714) 744-4455, or email us at Sales@EAV-INC.com and let’s talk about your options today!