Are you looking to give your home theater an upgrade, but not exactly sure what to do?
Whether you are just kicking things up a notch or doing a full revamp, there is always room for improvement. Upgrading your home theater is about much more than making your home look nicer, however. A home theater that feels like you’re at the movies will be something all your family and friends will enjoy.
Whether you are watching the big game, catching up on episodes of your favorite TV show, or watching old home videos, a top-notch home theater will always help to make the experience memorable. But how do you create this home theater of your dreams?
Upgrade Your System
When it comes to tricking out a home theater system, a lot of people think upgrading the TV screen itself is the most important task. However, a quality TV is nothing without a quality audio system. One of the most frequent updates you will see in a movie theater is the sound system, so why shouldn’t you update yours the next time you make changes? Home theater systems can make or break your home theater experience.
If you have a low-quality sound system, there’s no way you’ll be able to achieve that feeling like you’re at the movie theater. If you want the ultimate surround sound experience, go for a surround-sound system with at least five speakers and a subwoofer (devices that provide maximum bass).
Consider Your Aesthetic
Small aesthetic tweaks can make a very big difference in the overall quality of your home theater. Exposed wires can be one of the biggest eyesores when it comes to home theaters. Cover these up by investing in a nice piece of AV furniture or running the wires through the wall.
When decorating the room, consider the feeling you want to evoke. There’s a reason movie theaters always play shows in the dark- because they add so much more to the experience and it doesn’t distract from the movie! To take control of the light level in your home theater, invest in some blackout curtains if there are windows in the room. Paint the walls a dark color and consider installing some dimming lights.
Install More Comfortable Seating
Have you ever left a movie theater feeling cramped and sore from the uncomfortable chairs? This situation is no fun, so make sure you don’t subject your guests to the same torment. If you’re working with an old futon from your college years for your home theater seating, it’s time for an upgrade. Head to the furniture and test out some different sets of couches and chairs until you find one that provides the ultimate comfort. There are many different seating styles, depending on what you are looking for.
Consider Storage Space
It’s no secret that you love movies if you have a home theater. But it can be overwhelming to sort through your large collection every time you want to watch a movie, and it may be hard to keep all your movies in one place. If you are struggling with storage problems, consider getting a home media server that will store your movies electronically. Once uploaded, you can access your movies without having to find the DVD. Many home media servers also give you access to online movie stores that will upload more movies directly to your server.
Whatever your decisions in upgrading your home theater, make sure you are creating something that you and your family will enjoy for many years!