Our Best Tips for Designing Your Dream Home Theater

home theaterHave you been dreaming of installing a home theater in your home for years and are finally ready to take the plunge? Planning out your home theater can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time with a big AV installation. To achieve a fully immersive viewing space in your home, follow these design tips!

Select Your Location

Once you’ve decided to install a home theater in your home, you either already have a location in mind of where to install it or have to figure a space out. The location has to be the proper size and shape to accommodate furniture and the proper equipment, such as displays, surround sound, and lighting. Consider a space in your home that has as few windows as possible and high ceilings. Most homeowners decide to put their home theaters in their basement.

Ambient Lighting and Sound

In order to get the full home theater effect, your space needs to have adequate sound and light proofing. By bleeding out the light and sound from the exterior of your home and other rooms in your house, you can create an immersive environment for all of your viewings.

Consider blackout curtains if your room has any windows and soundproof padding on external walls.

Placement of Your Furniture and Equipment

The placement of the furniture and AV equipment in your home theater will have a big impact on the feel of your new space. Where you position your furniture and technology will also have an effect on how the sound will intersect in the space and how your images will look on the screen.

To get started on your home theater, contact SSAVI today at 617-283-9932.