When we think of a home theater, we usually think of a high-end mansion having that luxury. That doesn’t have to be the case. A spare bedroom can very well be turned into a “home theater” with all the expected bells and whistles. Here is a simple guideline to help you transform even the smallest room into a home theater.
1) CLEAR OUT FURNISHINGS – Always easiest to start with an empty room to get the right idea of space and dimensions. This should include clearing out the closet where some electronic components will likely be stored with a type of ventilation arrangement (to avoid overheating).
2) MEASURE ROOM – Space will quickly determine what our options will be when it comes to a/v components. Minimalist furniture (ie: beanbags, a couple of Lazy Boys) may be the way to go in order to maximize actual home theater placement options.
3) MAKE USE OF WALLS – This can work in your favor in many ways. If you already have high ceilings, there is already an advantage to mount, surround sound speakers, allowing more room below for other components. Nowadays, speakers can be mounted into walls, ceilings or tight spaces.
4) CEILING USE – Another option for speakers is that they can be hung from the ceiling at different levels for a customized sound experience. Ceilings can also help conceal wires for a neat appearance.
A home theater is more obtainable than one may think. A few components in a spare room can make a world of difference when it comes to your TV watching experience.