How To Build Your Ideal Home Theater
3 Keys to Balancing Style and Performance
You have probably heard the expression: “you can’t have it all.” However, when it comes to enjoying a movie that simply isn’t true: you can have a fully cinematic experience without having to leave your home. You can also have a high performing system that fits in with your home decor. Adding a home theater to your Miami, FL abode allows you to personalize your movie experience in a space that matches your style. To ensure a balance between design and performance, follow these three tips. Continue reading to learn more.
Prepare the Room
One of the most overlooked considerations when designing a home theater is the space. If you are building a new home or have several options, bring a professional integrator into the process of selecting the room. The space can then be optimized for use as a theater by managing the lights and acoustics through the appropriate flooring, furniture and paint colors. Your integrator will combine facets of your style with what will work best technically. For instance, you may like to use lighter colors in your decorating. They can help find a projector that would work for this sort of environment.
If you already have a space in mind, never fear; your integrator can use smart technology to offset any potential issues. For instance, if your space has a lot of ambient light, they can use blackout motorized shades or a special screen.
Utilize Hidden Technology
Selecting the right equipment is so important to the quality of your audio and visual experience. However, you may not want your gear to define your space. A great way to merge the gap between style and performance are hidden technologies. When it comes to audio, your integrator can utilize hidden speakers that are installed in your walls, ceiling, or both--for truly immersive sound. These speakers will be virtually invisible to the eye but have a powerful sonic impact. Your integrator will create a plan that places speakers in such a way as to make certain all members of the audience are in the sweet spot.
When it comes to projectors and screens, there are many innovative ways to hide them. When not in use, for instance, your projector could be hiding in your ceiling. When you’re ready to watch a movie, press one button and it will descend to its perfect placement.
Add Automated Lighting
To create a comfortable environment for your theater, don’t forget the lighting. Perhaps you’re wondering why you would want to focus on the illumination of a room that you mostly want dark. However, part of the benefit of a home theater is that you can pause the movie whenever you want a snack break. With lighting control, your lights can automatically dim to near black when you press play, and conversely, illuminate when you press pause. If you want to make custom changes to your lighting, you can also do so right from your seat with your phone. That way you won’t struggle walking through the dark, trying to reach a light switch. Plus, select the style of lights--from sconces to chandeliers--that works best for your space.
Working with a trusted integrator, like Audio One, takes the guesswork out of designing a home theater. Contact us today, and we can get started.