The excitement of going to the movies is about more than just the Oscar-winning acting, the popcorn, and the grand finale’. The reason so many flock to theaters on the opening weekend of a new release is because of the entire experience they expect to have—from the comfy seats with unobstructed views to the bone-shaking surround sound. It’s the immersive movie experience they crave. While a 60” TV with a sound bar and subwoofer may produce some pretty spectacular results, there’s still nothing quite like your own home theater system. But that nagging question remains: where do you begin if you want a home theater system in Memorial, TX? There are both technical and financial variables to consider. The team at Signature Home Theater has an answer and a solution for nearly every home theater conundrum. Read on to learn more about the basics.
The room within your home
By now you’ve probably thought about which space in your house you want to transform into a theater. Whether it’s a spare bedroom, second floor space or an attic, each of these spaces requires special consideration as it relates to sound quality and comfort.
The ideal room for a home theater is one that’s a rectangle. Why? Well for one, square rooms tend to produce odd distortions, and since sound is such an integral piece of the puzzle, you’ll want a space that lets you get the most out of your sound system. A rectangular shaped room will dramatically improve the acoustics and ensure you don’t miss a single word of dialogue.
Windows and hard surfaces
A second feature of the space to be mindful of is hard surfaces, and in particular windows. They are especially troublesome for two reasons. One, they reflect sound causing audio distortions, and second, they produce a reflection on the screen. We know it’s not always possible to select a room without windows. Not to worry, we have a solution for that too.
Walls around you
What will absorb the sound within your theater? Regular drywall is an appropriate surface for your home theater, and large flat surfaces should be broken up by drapes or with furniture. Forget using foam egg cartons to muffle the sound. Instead, save those for your son’s band room. Concrete walls are an absolute no when it comes to home theaters, and if the space has this type of wall material, you’ll need to seriously consider installing studs and drywall.
Flooring beneath you
Imagine an empty room with hard wood floors. Can you hear the echoes? Plush wall-to-wall carpeting helps absorb sound and adds to the coziness of the space. Plus it gives the audience an excellent space to sprawl out with a pile of pillows and blankets.
There really is a lot to consider before your begin your home theater project. And frankly we’re just getting started. We have a lot more guidance and advice for you, so be sure to stop by our blog often for more updates, photos and of course our professional design and installation assistance. Still have questions? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 281-370-1800.