Have you recently moved into a new home or are you currently amid shopping for a Pittsburgh on your lot builder to build your new home? If so, one of the most popular trends among homes these days is building a home theater in your home, to bring the essence of going to the movies no farther than a few steps in your home. If you have been considering or are planning to add a home theater to your home, Parry Custom Homes shares some things to consider before you get started.
There are many factors that come into play when it comes to home theaters. What sound system is best for you and the space in your home? What room is best to have the home theater? There are many factors to consider before you make any purchases and it is best to have a well thought out plan before you get started or start shopping.
One of the first things to start with when planning your home theater is to set the budget you want to spend for it. No matter how simple or elaborate you want your theater room to be, set aside a budget that takes into consideration the most important things to the least. Keep in mind, you can always upgrade and add to your theater room overtime and you don’t have to do it all at once and go over budget to do so.
Next, decide on what will be the best sound system for you. If you are wanting a true movie theater experience, you might consider splurging on a great home theater system that will bring any movie to life and truly sound like you are in a theater.
However, if you are looking to stay leaner on your budget you don’t have to invest in a pricey sound system to enjoy your theater room. A sound bar is a great alternative to a pricey theater system and not only saves your wallet but also saves you on space. They offer high-performance sound so you are still able to maintain good sound quality without compromise.
The next thing to consider is your space, room layout and what seating will work best for the area. You can use leather recliners, fabric couches or even over-sized bean bags- especially if kids will be the main ones using the space. Be sure to choose what will be most comfortable for your family and who will be using the space the most.
You can also make your theater room a multi-purpose room. If you have a smaller home or a growing family, it may make sense for your theater room function as more than just a theater space. You could consider during the day using the space as a kid play area or a home office, and then at night turning it into a theater room to enjoy with the family and wind down.
Lastly, consider selecting a theme or style for your theater room. You could create a theme based off your favorite movies, genres, TV shows or even favorite city or sports teams.
However, be sure to take into consideration how any design or décor might play into your theater experience. For example, a dark room is typically best for a theater-like experience.
These simple tips can ensure you have the best home theater experience possible for you and your family to enjoy for years to come!
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