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Steps to Turn Any Spare Room into a Home Theater

In case you have a spare room, and you don’t know what to do with it except of using it as a storage space, you should read this. One of the best things you can do for your family and you personally is to turn it into a home theater. So, if you love watching movies or binge-watching the trending series, or you have kids who love watching their cartoons on a big screen, you will definitely feel the advantages of home theater really soon.

However, there are a few things you have to know before you turn your spare room into a home theater. Take a look at the tips we have selected to get the best home theater experience.

Think about the space you already have

OK, so the first thing is solved – you have a spare room. Now the second thing would be to clear that room in order to make space for the screen, seating, audio and video equipment. A clear room, without all the unnecessary objects will be more acoustic and this is highly important. At the same time, clearing the room will immediately make you feel better and more organized. After all you are doing something which will take your life on a next level.

Do a thorough research about the equipment you need to buy

Before buying the necessary equipment it’s important to do your homework and do a proper research before purchase. By doing this you will stay on a budget and buy the best equipment for your new home theater. It is easy to stay on the budget if you buy only the most important things first. Start by reading reviews online about the products you intend to buy. When you read them, it’s normal to read the five-star reviews, but you should always read the negative ones as well. This will make you aware of some manufacturer defects the equipment might have.

However, don’t let the first negative review put you off. However, if you find several reviews pointing to the same problem, you should take that into account.

Pay special attention to audio equipment

Maybe your TV has outstanding speakers, however this may be not enough for your home theater. Investing in a good surround sound system is important. At the same time, make sure to get the most out of your room by choosing the right equipment. A sound system with a good subwoofer is great if you prefer a good bass. A soundbar is a good choice for a smaller room. And the list goes on but whichever you choose, these speakers can improve the sound of your TV. As we have said you have to do your homework before you buy the equipment.

 What to choose – a projector or a TV

One of the reasons for setting up a home theater is being able to watch movies on a bigger screen than on your standard TV. The best solution in this case is a projector. If you have an empty wall, then a projector is definitely your best choice. Good quality projectors are quite affordable today than they were a couple of years ago. On the other hand, if you can afford it, go with the biggest TV possible. Whichever option you choose you will be more than satisfied when you sit bac, relax and enjoy your movie.

Don’t forget about daily light

Darkening your new home theater can be a bit problematic. The drapes and curtains you already own are usually not enough and they will let some light in. This is the reason why you should get some shades. And once you start thinking about shades, you should get motorized ones. This will let you control the light coming from the outside with a touch of a button or even an app on your smartphone.

Wireless all the way

Going wireless in your new home theater room is highly recommended. You can setup the system in a few minutes and you don’t have to worry that your kids will trip over wires and cables. At the same time if you need to move the entire setup into another room or another house if you are moving out, then you can do it quickly. The wireless technology is developing quite quickly so why not follow the trend.

Don’t forget about seating

Comfortable sofas and loveseats are ideal for your new home theater. And you really have to pay special attention to it. You definitely want to feel as much comfortable as possible when you watch the latest blockbuster. Additionally, you can even go with authentic seating just like in the real theater, but it all depends on the space you already have.

To sum thing up

At the beginning, working on your new home theater room may seem like a difficult task. It looks even more difficult if you have to clear up the room first. However, the main thing here is to stay focused and organized and not to do everything all at once. Instead make a checklist and focus on just one aspect (equipment, lights, the best projector etc.) and stick to it until you finish it. By doing this and as you go down the checklist the home theater will soon become a reality and there are great chances that you will stay on the budget.

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