Do you yearn for a “home theater” system inside your home? For those who are committed to remodeling or building an add-on area to their home that is dedicated to a home theater, there are a few tips the Future Vision Remodeling has to share. We would like to help walk you through each step to help ensure you get the home theater system you have been wishing for and are ready to have in your home.
Home Cinema Room Remodeling Ideas
Step 1. Size & Location of Home Theater Room: Your first step is considering the size and location of the remodel or add-on. Home theater systems should minimally be around 20 feet long and around 14 feet wide. When it comes to location, consider the disturbance that can originate from an amazing surround sound. You often want a home theater that is isolated from certain areas of the home, mostly bedrooms. You don’t want to invest in a home theater just to discover it is more of a nuisance. Make sure you consider location along with size. Some considerations for placing a home theater is near living or family rooms, in a loft area, or you can convert an unused bedroom that is at least 12 X 12. However, do consider the possible disturbance from those late night movie watchers.
Step 2. Insulation & Framing of Movie Room: Whether you’re remodeling an existing room or space or building an add-on room for your home theater, make sure you consider the framing and most importantly, the insulation. Proper insulation can cut down on noise greatly and is essential if you want to prevent a lot of noise. When it come to a home theater, you will want all four sides well insulated, such as the walls, and ceiling when you have a second-story floor. If the home theater is near bedrooms or offices, you don’t want the noise to disturb your work or sleep.
Step 3. Prewire Surround Sound: During the remodeling or building phase, you will want to have your surround sound and other electrical wiring done before the walls come back up. Mark where the speakers and sub-woofers are going for the perfect surround sound system. You will want speakers located in the center, on the left and right and behind the main seating area. Additionally, consider having a built-in cabinet to house your hub and surround sound controls.
Step 4. Pre-Wire Video: Each person varies as to screen preferences. Some will indulge in a massive television while others may choose to use a projector and screen. Make sure to pre-wire for either option, which means knowing what you plan to use before construction so the proper preparations are made especially, when it comes to pre-wiring.
Step 5. Home Theater Lighting Design: During the pre-wiring phase, don’t forget about wiring for proper lighting. Light is essential. You want access to lights, lighting controls, and dimmer switches with remote setting is ideal for a home theater.
Step 6. Best Home Theater Seating: Depending on the size of the room and your screen will dictate how many theater style seats you may want to install. Also research dimension and type or style of theater seat you want so you can see how many seats will fit comfortably inside your theater room. Don’t over pack the theater room or it can become uncomfortable.