If you’re considering bringing the excitement of a movie theater into your home, you’re in luck. We’ve come across some pretty amazing and inspiring home theaters courtesy
of Houzz.com that make us want to start popping some popcorn. Whether you’re an avid movie buff or a casual viewer, these home theaters are certain to add years of enjoyment to your home.
Installing your own home movie theater might sound like quite an expensive feat, but here are ways to minimize those costs:
1. Seating. In a movie theater, it is essential for stadium seating and lounge chairs to recreate the intended effect. If you’re working on a budget, consider a few sectional sofas, armchairs and ottomans or even one sectional and high tables with bar stools for a food-friendly experience.
2. Equipment and Sound. Almost as important as the furnishings is the kind of equipment in the theater. At the higher end of the budget spectrum, a projector and screen adds the most theater-like ambiance to the space, but if the equipment quality is poor, it could leave you with a blurry or pixelated picture. A high-definition plasma or LED TV that is wall-mounted or on a stand will be a suitable alternative for great picture quality. For surround-sound, speakers should be located around the room, but a good sound bar and speakers next to the TV or projection screen is another way to go.
3. Refreshments. Lastly, refreshments can be elaborate or simple. For a true movie experience, a popcorn maker and concession stand are musts. Install a full home bar, complete with your barware and spirits of choice, along with glass snack cabinets and a soda fountain machine to rival any true movie theater. Or a microwave, mini fridge and candy drawer can stock the essential movie-time treats.
Check out the gallery and hopefully you’ll find yourself as inspired as we were: http://www.houzz.com/photos/media-room