Basement Home Theater
Having a basement home theater is not only for the rich and famous, as it is very affordable for the average person. Now that technology is being made more inexpensive and more adaptable on a smaller scale, it is easy for one to get the theatre experience at home. All you need is a large enough basement, ideally 20 by 13 feet, but a room that is approximately 12 by 12 feet will work just as well. Make certain that the layout and design is taken into consideration of small amount of space. The basement is the best place to put a home theatre room for various reasons.
Advantages of having a Basement Home Theater
- Isolation – You want your home theater to be away from the rest of the house, so that your movie will not be interrupted anybody who is not in the theatre with you. A basement is the ideal place to put such a room as it is beneath the rest of the house. With proper sound insulation others elsewhere in the house will not hear a thing while you are watching an HD movie in surround sound.
- Money Savings – There are various ways you can save money by having your own home theater. When it comes to going to the movies, expenses include transportation to the theater, money for the tickets and money for food. With a home theatre, all those costs are negated.
- Watch Your Favorites – With movie theaters, you can only watch what is showing on that particular night; not with your basement home theater though. You choose which movie or film to watch. Since the theatre is right in your home there will not be time constraints, so you and your family will all get their chance to watch what they want.
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Considerations for your Basement Home Theater
- Screen Size – What size screen you choose is one of the first things you may think about when doing your basement home theater. The size should not be the biggest you can afford but instead should be based on the distance between the screen and the seating area. Seating should be as far from the screen, twice the size of the screen. For example, if you choose a 40 inch screen, your seats should be approximately 80 inches away from the screen.
- Surround Sound on a Budget – You can easily create surround sound affordably with five speakers. Two of these can be placed on either side of the TV at the same level as when you are seated. Then place two behind the sofa at around the same height as those by the TV. The fifth speaker can be placed above the Screen to direct the sound.
- Lighting – You will need some lighting in your theater. A great way to ensure that you will always have enough light is by installing dimmers. Dimmers are a better choice than toggle controls as dimmers will give you better control over the light.
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