My husband and I both love movies and have worked in the industry. We had a full basement that we wanted to finish and turn into a home movie theater so we could entertain our friends and family. We wanted it to feel like a real theater only better, with more comfortable seating and adult options for food and beverages. Our interior designer showed us a number of home theater design ideas and we worked with her to get our own variation on one of the designs she showed us. We love the result - the door that looks like it’s from a real theater, the full bar at the back, the choice to sit near the bar or in one of the ultra-comfortable movie seats, the custom panels on the walls, and of course the microphone up front for the MC.
Have you ever wanted the ultimate residential theater experience? The first place to start is with a home theater projector as part of your remodel. The projector you choose will make all the difference when completing the rest of the room. If you choose the wrong projector the video quality will put a damper on the experience. The next step in the remodel process is to pick the right home theater lighting. You will want to choose lights that can be dimmed to your liking so that movie nights with family and friends will be an experience like no other. As the construction of your new home theater comes to a close you can pick the furniture you will add.
I never thought that I would actually use a home theater, but now that we moved into a home that has one, it is the only place where I want to spend time! We were lucky enough to have the previous homeowners leave us their surround sound speakers so we basically have the whole set up ready to go. The only thing we are missing, quite frankly is the decor. The buttery soft tan leather chairs and pre mounted home theater speaker system are going to have to be the basis to our design because I am not going to spend the money to swap them out. But, I am not sure where to go with the rest of the decor or even what style I want to capture. Does anybody have a theater at their house and, if so, how did you start decorating it? I know movie posters are probably the most obvious accent, but I want to do something a bit different and more modern.
I home theater is one of those luxury spaces that everybody wants in their home, but most are too nervous about the cost or design challenges to actually attempt it. Planning these spaces is really no different than designing any other room you just need to keep a few elements in mind such as home theater seating, a sound system, and accent lighting, then build the rest of your decor around it. If you can afford it, I always prefer real or faux leather seating preferable with a built in recliner -- the more comfortable the better. Also keep any eye out for deals on equipment. Don't worry if you can afford a fancy Bose home theatre system, there are tons of fantastic and affordable options at places like Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.
My kids have been begging us to install a home theater downstairs in the basement because one of their best friends has one too. To be honest, a diy home theater is a project we have been considering for awhile now, so I think we are going to give in to their not-so subtle demands. The only problem is, we don't quite know where to start. Luckily we already have a large home theater tv that we could easily mount on the wall. We will need surround sound speakers, seating, and a general decor palette to give some style and pizazz to the space. I really like how this homeowner hid the speakers and television wires behind rich wood panelling.
Home theater systems are one of those luxury items that you don't realize you need until you have one in your house. It is also a feature that increases the value and appeal of your home, because it is something that stands out in the minds of potential buyers long after the leave the open house. Installing a basement home theater does not need to be a super costly and time consuming project. You can be as elaborate as this homeowner and add riser seating and a projection screen. Or, for a lower cost alternative, simply add a few rows of couches, ambient lighting and a nice flat screen television. The thing that often makes the home theater fun and stand out is funky accents like movie posters, cool dimmable sconces and rope lighting to line the walkway just like at a real cinema.