If you have an extra room in the house, or have a special area in the basement that you don’t use, you may want to consider using that space for a home theater setup. Having a home theater can be expensive, but over time you will see the savings you get by being able to watch your favorite movie without having to go to the movies. That alone can save you a hundred dollars every month.

Before doing this, there is one important thing that you must do. You need to decide where to place the screen, which can be in the corner of the room, against a wall, or even in the center of the room. It all depends on the size of the area and how many seats you have in the room. You should also make sure that the wires are hidden to prevent anyone from tripping over them. For snacks and drinks, you could have a small refrigerator and microwave in the room.

Here are some other basics to consider when designing a home theater.

Arrangement of seats

This is a very important aspect of the design as they can change the entire style and appearance of the room as well as where the screen will be placed. For seating, you can choose individual chairs, sofas, or a combination of both. Where you place them is also important as you may have seats or sofas against the wall or reclining chairs.

Sound quality

Along with setting up your home theater, you need to check the sound quality or the sound system you are going to use. The speakers are what makes the difference when listening to the movie. If you want good quality sound, make sure your acoustics are in place. You cannot enjoy the movie if you have poor sound quality. Make sure you have good quality speakers. One thing that works well with a home theater is the use of a surround sound system. This type of system can make you feel like you’re in the middle of the action.


It is an integral part of the design of the home theater. It is better to go for a dim light and while watching the movie you can turn off some of the lights to enhance the colors in the movie. If the lights are off, you will be able to see the smallest details. The room should also not have a lot of windows as light can penetrate through the windows which can wash away the film. This is why a basement is a good place for a home theater installation.

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