With all of the choices on what to do with your basement, the classic theater room is one of our favorites! There are a few things for you to know about the designing of a home theater room that will help you determine the costs and time frame to have it completed. Unless you have a lot of experience in this area, we strongly recommend choosing a professional, like STL Basement Remodeling, to make sure the project is done on time and budget. However, we still want to work with you to determine the proper design that you’ll be happy with. Our team can work with you and review the many different options for customizing a basement theater room to fit your family’s needs and wants.
One of the reasons we recommend hiring a professional is because we can assist you with sourcing top of the line equipment for your home theater room. Quality in equipment will make a significant difference with the quality of picture and sound for your movies. The placement of seating will also depend on the actual size of the screen. Generally the larger the screen the farther away the chairs will be. This will make for a more enjoyable movie watching experience especially when your home theater is packed! Also keep in mind, the chairs and couches will need to be comfortable. Typically the rule of thumb is something you could site in comfortably for 2 hours or longer.
The location of the speakers is the next item we’ll want to discuss when designing the basement theater room. In an actual movie theater, we all enjoy the surround sound system and it’s no different for a home theater! Speakers should be strategically placed throughout the room, generally on all sides of the room.
Another helpful design element that the STL Basement Remodeling team will help you think through is the theme of the room. We’ve designed home theaters that look like the old school movie theaters and those that more resemble lounges. We want to make sure the theater matches the look and feel you have in mind, and this is something that can be really fun. We’ll walk you through our recommendations for basement paint and even the carpeting for the theater.
The addition of cabinets in the room will help with hiding your DVD’s and other audio equipment. All of the wiring that needs to be in place with your home theater can prove to be distracting and in some cases a tripping hazard! Cabinetry can also help hide the wires and prevent any accidents from happening.
Our team is committed to the success of your home theater and you can depend on our experience and track record in creating amazing theaters for many home owners in St. Louis!