Chances are you are not a home theater builder. And chances are that you’d love to build a home theater. But such tasks are simply not easy. It’s not just exhausting and time-consuming, but also involves some risks. Building a home theater room involves multiple tasks. And so, unless you are a builder, engineer, architect, and interior designer, it’d be best if you left the task to the pros. Here’s the 5 reasons why.
Building a home theater takes more than a tool kit
The room that is going to host your home movie theater has already walls, wires running in different directions, lights, and accents. But if the walls, ceiling, and floor are not treated properly, the best audiovisual system will be awful. If the HVAC specs are not right, the temps in a room full of people will be terrible. Although dealing with all such considerations will be an uphill task for you, it’s the everyday job of a professional home movie theater builder.
Finding the right theater audio system is not a walk in the park
The focal point of each home theater room is the audiovisual system. That’s why you build the room for: to watch movies in a big screen and enjoy the perfect sound. And here’s the consideration is not whether or not you’ll find a good system, but a system that will work best for you. Apart from getting the right components that will work great with each other, the choice of home theater audio systems and speakers depends on the room’s dimension.
The sound of silence is great when you watch movies
Taming sound to get the best out of it is not an easy feat either. The materials you select for the home theater room will determine the way the sound travels. Here there’s a need to invest in carpeting and perhaps drapery while the installation of acoustical wall paneling will be an excellent method for sound absorption. The whole point is to find ways to enhance the room’s acoustics without disturbing your children studying in the next room, but without getting disturbed by the noises made in the house either. And these all depend on the home theater construction – from door and material selection to wall panels and ceiling soundproofing.
Sitting too far away or too close to the screen is a mood killer
Your heart might be set on some multimedia modular sectionals. But if your room is rather small, where will you put them? One of the secrets to enjoying your film is to have a comfortable chair that won’t be too close or too far away from the screen. Neither is good. It certainly depends on the vision of all members of the family but there’s still a max and min recommended viewing distance to neither decrease quality nor miss out details. And such calculations are best left to the pros.
Ambient light causes problems, proper lighting creates ambiance
Ambient light is the natural light. It’s the number one rule when it comes to room renovations, but the last thing you want when a room is turned into a home theater. Not only does ambient light keeps you from enjoying a film, but washes out the video projection images too. On the other hand, you need artificial lighting with dimmers so that you’ll have just enough light when watching a movie and the ability to create the perfect ambiance. And here’s the consideration is that neither the selection nor the installation of home theater lighting is easy.