As more of us are spending an increasing amount of time at home, more people are investing in home entertainment systems than ever before. According to recent statistics, overall spending on digital and physical home entertainment reached $8 billion in the second quarter of 2020, with people shelling out cash for subscription streaming, video on demand, and even new home entertainment equipment such as Smart TVs. As a result, homeowners are also making changes to their living spaces, and are building home theatres to have a better experience while watching their favourite movies and TV series. Having a dedicated place to relax while watching films may seem daunting and expensive, but there are ways to make one without straining your resources. Here is a simple guide to create a home theatre room.
Start with a dark and soundproofed room
A room with wooden floors and lots of natural light may be ideal for reading, studying or working. But according to Mangum Home Builders, sound travels differently in different parts of the home, and the best place for a home theatre is a dark and soundproofed room that has flooring which will prevent reverberation and absorb sound. If you don’t have such a room in your property, you can create one by choosing a room with little to no natural light, such as a basement or a spare bedroom, then lay down carpet or carpet tiles, which will help to improve the sound coming from your speakers. Install soundproof curtains to block light and sound coming from the outside; then add comfortable seats and a table where you can place your drinks and snacks.
Install a projector or a QLED TV
Most people already own a Smart or QLED TV, so if you already have one, you can certainly install this in your home theatre room and just add wireless speakers to amplify the sound. However, for the most authentic cinema experience, consider having a projector and projector screen in the room. This will allow you to transform an entire wall into a movie screen, but keep in mind that colour and image quality won’t be the same as watching on a QLED TV.
Choose the right speakers
Instead of those big, bulky speakers that come with wires, opt for a soundbar. Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing, but this will enhance your viewing experience, as it will make the sound from your TV more accurate and dynamic. Some of the best soundbars that you can get are the JBL 5.1 Channel 4K Ultra HD Soundbar, the Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar, and the Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar.
Having a dedicated space to watch your favourite movies or TV shows can make your viewing experience more enjoyable. Try these tips to make a home theatre room in your abode, and see how easy and affordable it is to create your personal entertainment area.