After a long day or week, watching your favorite movie, show, or sporting event on a larger-than-life screen is an excellent way to decompress. Is it any wonder why many Atlanta luxury homes come with a home theater?
If you’re planning on installing one in your own abode, here are some design ideas we think you’ll love:
Be Creative with Location
When people talk about home theaters, most think it should be located where a standard living room should be. However, a home theater can be located anywhere in your home. For instance, many homeowners finish their basement and convert it into a home theater. Being underground makes the space more acoustically sound and creates a more intimate vibe. And since basements tend to be more spacious than typical rooms, you can even put in actual cinema seats to complete the look and feel. Don’t have a basement? How about using a spare bedroom or even an unused garage instead?
Give Projectors a Look
A large-screen TV is often the go-to choice for people planning to create a home theater. But as you will soon realize, the bigger the screen, the more expensive it is. Luckily, projectors offer screen size upwards of 100 inches without being prohibitively expensive. They provide excellent color accuracy, brightness, and even 4K resolution, just like high-end OLED screens. Another perk is that you can actually customize the size of the projected image to suit your needs. And despite the large images they produce, they have a surprisingly petite form factor—many are about the same size as a laptop.
Invest in Good Acoustics, Too
Creating a great home theater isn’t just about finding the biggest and crispest screen; you have to make sure your audio is up to par, too. After all, sound comprises half of the cinematic experience. Make sure to get a good sound system. The best ones will have multiple speakers, subwoofer, sound amplification, and audio processing. While some TVs come with soundbars, most experts recommend a standalone sound system for top-notch sound quality. You should also consider insulating walls with drywall to create a sound barrier and improve acoustics.
Make the Seating Extra Comfy
Your choice of seating is critical to creating an enjoyable viewing experience. You can replicate what you find in movie theaters and get reclining chairs with footrests and cup holders. There is also specialized seating that can go from a Euro Club-style chair to a full-blown cinema lounger. Want to create a more relaxed and casual feel for your home theater? You can go for cuddle seats, which are one part lounge chairs and one part beanie bags. Whatever seating style you go for, be sure to always take into account the size of the space where you will install them.
Add a Liquor Bar
Of course, home theaters aren’t just for watching your favorite movies – they’re also best for watching sporting events in the most epic way possible. And when the company is coming over, look to your home bar to help entertain! That’s why many mansions in Atlanta have a home theater-liquor bar combination. You can turn one corner of the room into a bar complete with stools and liquor shelves. Guests can help themselves to their favorite drink or mix their own cocktails. If the space allows, you can even put in a billiard table to make it really feel like a sports bar.
Looking at mansions for sale in Atlanta where you can build your home theater? Natalie Gregory & Co. can help you. With decades of experience in luxury homes for sale in Atlanta, GA, our team can help you find the ideal property that’s both a wise investment and a testament to your hard work. Give us a call at 404.550.5113 or send an email to natalie(dotted)gregory(at)compass(dotted)com.