In-Home Movie Theatre
Have you dreamed of having the big screen right in the comfort right in your own home? Here’s how to make your own in-home theatre.
Choose the room
A spare room with few windows and doors works best for a home theatre. The additional wall space means more options to hang your movie screen. You should also take into consideration whether you will be using the room for other purposes. Do you plan on using the room to play video games as well? Will you have enough room to seat multiple people? Do you want to install soundproofing materials? Do you want to have dimmable lights and blackout curtains? Are you going to add a surround sound system? These are questions you should ask yourself before starting to set up the theatre.
Clear the space
You can’t start creating a theatre if the room is filled with a bunch of other stuff! Clear out the clutter and do a quick clean-up to get started.
Look at the space in your room and consider what kind of shelving you can use. If you can’t go wide, go tall! Build shelves that work for the space that you have to accommodate your television, movies, speakers, and anything else you want to include in your room. If you don’t even have room for shelves, hang your television or screen on the wall and store your movies in a different room.
Create a seating area
Seating can be set up to create enough space for the whole family. You can create a stadium-style seating area by using wood pallets. All you have to do is stack the pallets together and attack them with nails. The size of your room dictates how many levels you can create.
Hide the wires
Tangled wires aren’t just an eyesore, but can also make a room feel cluttered and cramped. Use zip ties to organize wires together and make it easier to hide them from view.
Instead of having the lights off all the time, consider painting the room a darker color, such as a dark blue, to give the feeling of a dark room even if the lights are on.
Pop some popcorn, grab some drinks, and put in the movie! It’s time to start enjoying your home theatre.