Home Theater Design Tips for Movie Enjoyment

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When you spend the money on a home theater project, you are going to want to make sure that it is as well-thought-out as possible. This will help ensure that you are able to get the maximum level of enjoyment out of your home theater and increase its overall value as a place to take clients and guests in order to show them a good time. Here are some design tips for making sure that your home theater has a layout that will allow you to enjoy a movie to the fullest extent.

1. Leave an Exit

Not everyone is going to want to sit through a ten-hour Lord of the Rings marathon. Because of this, include an exit that will allow people to leave the theater before the movie is over. It's best to allow them a way to avoid disturbing the other guests. The easiest way to do this is to have the door to your home theater be at the back of the room, as far away from the screen as possible. You are also going to want to make sure that you invest in individual seating rather than just a couch, because it will allow people to get up without jostling anyone else. Finally, make sure that the door slides smoothly shut and does not slam in order to avoid disrupting the movie.

2. Control Your Cables

Next, you should either invest in all wireless technology or be very careful about where you put your wires. Nothing messes up the line of the room like a tangle of exposed wires. Go to a hardware store and purchase PVC piping. Drill holes in the piping so that you can thread each set of cables through. Then, spray paint the PVC piping black. After they're dry, thread the cables through the pipe and set the piping in an unobtrusive corner of the room or behind furniture. This will help you keep your cables organized and hidden.

3. Repaint Your Walls

Finally, make sure that you take the time to repaint your walls so that they are a dark or neutral color. It's good to avoid light-colored walls in order to avoid reflecting light back onto the screen. Use blackout curtains for your windows as well. They will be able to protect the room from light and make the movie-watching experience more like going to a normal theater.

Finally, talk to a company that specializes in home theater projectors to find the best one for your needs.


16 October 2015