Basics for Setting Up a Home Theatre

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When you’re ready to upgrade to a home theatre, there are several factors to consider. These considerations begin with where you plan to put the screen and the proposed seating arrangement. Following these decisions, you’ll want to consider the quality of the sound and lighting elements and how much you can invest in those. Here are some basics to help you with these decisions.

As you consider where the home theatre screen will go, take a look at the walls and corners of your room. Some homeowners opt to place the screen in the center of a room. The best placement will depend on how much space there is and how many seats you’re hoping to position in front of the screen. You’ll also want to be sure that you can hide the wiring, so that the setup looks more professional and so that your family and guests don’t trip.


The seating arrangement is another important aspect of your room design. Some homeowners choose an arrangement of several individual chairs and others use an arrangement of sofas. Of course, other people choose to use a combination of both. You’ll also want to consider whether you hope to keep a small refrigerator and microwave in the room. As you consider the furnishings, be sure to factor in enough room for comfortable spacing between the furniture, especially if you’re including any reclining features.


Two main components of any quality home theatre system are sound and lighting. If you’re willing to invest in a good quality speaker system, you’ll enjoy movies with great sound quality. Consider using a surround sound system that puts you front and center in the excitement. Lighting is also a vital component of the theatre experience. Maybe you like to dim the lights when watching a movie. Some homeowners also take steps to prevent light from coming through the windows when watching movies. This step helps you to focus on even small details on the screen.


Have you considered recreating the theatre experience in your home? Use these basics to get started.  

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