Home theater installations should ideally be done by sound technicians with expertise in setting up entertainment centers for recreation rooms. The size and shape of a room are important for home theater installations. Square rooms can produce distorted sounds. Rooms that are too large and with high ceilings produce echo effects that are not desirable. One of the best spaces for home theater installations is the basement. Basements have to be properly water proofed so they do not flood in rainy weather and are completely dry before they can be converted into functional movie rooms. Another reason why basements can be an ideal location for an entertainment center is that they have few openings and so provide good wall space to mount your screen, speakers and put in lighting.
The screen for your entertainment center can be wall mounted or installed in a wall unit. Wall mounted systems are ideal but must be installed by professionals in order to bear the load of the various components. Home theater installations in wall cabinets are good for providing storage and concealing wiring and ports. Hanging heavy drapes help in darkening the entertainment room. The walls should preferably be in muted colors. Shiny surfaces are to be avoided in the recreation room as they reflect too much light and sound and cause distorted sound and glare.
The ambience of your movie room can be enhanced by the furniture and lighting. Antique furniture gives an old fashioned look that many home owners no longer favor. Modern home movie theaters are ideally equipped with plush seating and retro accessories. Recliners and ottomans are comfortable seating for viewers. Leather is comfortable but should be avoided because surfaces are shiny and produce glare. Polished hardwood floors, table tops, trays and other surfaces are highly reflective and distracting. Laying a rug on the floor would help reduce glare of hardwood floors and impart coziness to the interior. Audio system should be set up by expert sound technicians. Always try to purchase superior sound systems like Bose, Yamaha, Panasonic and other well known brands. In wall speakers (architectural speakers) are difficult to install as holes must be made in the walls for the speakers to be inserted into and the sound from architectural speakers may not be perfect. Loud sounds may resonate through the walls and echo throughout your home. Soundproofing your entertainment room would allow the sound to remain contained inside the room. Diffused lighting, spotlights and indirect lighting are best for your entertainment room. Adding some knick knacks like a few movie posters, a mini fridge, nachos and popcorn, a gumball machine or some other characteristic accessories would enhance the experience of your home theater installations. Wichita residents can hire professional technicians for producing an authentic movie room for their home.