What point is there to wait in the long line at the film theatre, only to end up sitting in a bad seat with people around you making noise and destroying your viewing experience? Is it really necessary to go through all this, when home theatre technology has reached its peak and can I some cases exceed the audiovisual quality of genuine film theatres?
That’s the main reason so many people choose to bring the Hollywood magic into their homes and create their private cinematic room. It sounds easy right? Not so fast! In order to really enjoy an optimal theatre experience, you will need more than just a projector and an extra large screen. In fact, there are additional ways to improve your home theatre room. Like for instance the following.
Choose the Right Seating
As opposed to packed film theatres, at your own home there won’t be any bad seats if you make sure to choose right. In fact, most home theatre couches and chairs on the market are designed to offer you utmost comfort and convenience by having adjustable seats and reclining backrests. No more neck pain from going through a 2 hour-long movie. Depending on your viewing style and preferences, you can choose between various models of home theatre couches that come with features like built-in cup holders, storage compartments for remotes and smartphones, snack bows and many other extravagances.
Before you proceed to purchase your desired seating option, make sure to measure the space you have on your disposal. Some home theatre couches that come with 3 seats, and others that come with as many as 12 seats. Make sure you include a proper arrangement of seats if you’re planning to install them in rows. A rule of thumb is to leave at least 2.5 meters distance between the first row and the screen for easier viewing. If possible, consider installing a platform that will raise the back rows for a better, unobstructed view.
Soundproof the Room Against Noise
There are two advantages of soundproofing. One: you can watch films, sports games, or concerts at any volume level you want without your neighbours calling the police on you. And two: no outside noise can get in and distract you from the story unravelling on your big screen. To create a soundproof room, you should consider using sound-deadening building materials like sound panels, drapes or carpeting, or a zero-sound drywall. If you don’t want to undertake expensive remodelling on an existing room, you should consider carpeting or insulating drapes with ratings for sound dampening. However, if you’re starting from scratch, it’s best to invest in a 100% sound-absorbing drywall and decorate the room with normal paint and materials.