3 Tips for a Better Home Theater Installation
Balance Your Unique Style with a High-Performance System
A home theater installation by Crown AV experts represents the best of both worlds: you can have a professional-level cinema experience without having to leave your Prosper, TX residence. With a little help, you can also create a space that combines high-performance equipment while matching your personal style. Continue reading to learn about three ways you can have it all in your home theater.
Prepare the Room
When considering the addition of a home theater, the first place to start is the room. The qualities of the space--from the acoustics to the color--can have a huge impact on your theater’s performance. If you are building a new home, now is the time to get your interior designer and a technology professional on the same page. Both teams can help you select the best space to use as well as optimize the room throughout the building process. Additionally, they can help you select the ideal flooring, furniture and even the paint color. Of course, you should feel included in this process. Your interior designer and the integrator will work together to combine your unique style with the technical components. For instance, if you think you would prefer carpeted floor, they can help establish an audio system that will work best in this environment.
If you are adding a theater to your existing home, never fear. Smart home technology has the ability to offset many potential issues that your room may present. For instance, if the best space in your current home has windows, you can add blackout motorized shades to block out the excess ambient light. Those shades can be programmed to close whenever your press play!
Utilize Hidden Technology
While the equipment can greatly impact the quality of your theater, you don’t necessarily want it on full display. Hidden technologies are a wonderful way to maintain your style without sacrificing anything in the way of performance. For instance, hidden speakers come in many forms, but one of our favorite options for home theaters are in-wall speakers. These are installed directly into the wall and then painted over, so they are virtually invisible. Since the speakers won’t take up physical space, this allows your technology professional freedom in designing an ideal sonic experience. Placing speakers in the correct location ensures that everyone in the audience sits within the audio sweet spot and can feel fully immersed in the film.
Add Automated Lighting
To create a truly great theater experience, add lighting control to the room. While it may seem counterintuitive, the lights in a theater can have a profound impact on the space. Remember, you’re designing a room that should meet your every need. If you feel like grabbing a snack or need to take a bathroom break in the middle of a screening, you can easily do so. Start by adding floor lights along the common paths. Plus, automated lighting can seamlessly integrate with your audio/video equipment, so that when you press pause, not only will the movie stop, the lights will also ascend to an appropriate brightness. Then, when you’re back and settled in, press play to start the movie and turn down the lights.
Crown Audio Video has the experience and expertise necessary to design and install your home theater. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today.