The ultimate luxury is a private home theatre to enjoy movie marathons, binge-watch your favourite show, or cheer on your favourite teams. While this is possible in a living room, a home theatre takes the entertainment experience to the next level. Whether you’re building a new home theatre or looking to make updates to your existing theatre, consider these luxury design upgrades as you reimagine this entertainment space.
Soundproof the Room
Sound quality is one of the most important aspects of a home theatre. While in the theatre, everyone in the room should hear a balanced sound. You can accomplish soundproofing during both the construction, as well as the design phase. For example, installing soundproofing drywall or acoustic panels can absorb the TV’s sound, not disrupting those outside the theatre. It also prevents unwanted sounds from coming into the theatre. Installing thick carpet or fabric-adorned walls are additional ways to further soundproof the room. Adding in these softer elements makes it softer underfoot, leaving you feeling more enveloped as you settle in to take in a flick.
Adjust the Lighting
Watching a movie with the lights off can significantly affect the movie-watching experience. Smart lighting will allow you to control the ideal lighting settings from your smartphone. In addition, if your home theatre gets natural light, you can install automated shades, which you can also lower from your smartphone.
Hide the AV Equipment
A home theatre can become a very technical space, so the key to maintaining a luxury theatre experience is eliminating the speakers, cords, and other unsightly AV components. These components can be installed in-wall and in-ceiling or even behind the screen.
Have a Centralized Device
Eliminate the chaos of multiple remotes by centralizing the controls. You can either use a universal remote or control your theatre from a smartphone. Imagine dimming the lights, lowering the shades and turning on the TV with a few taps on your smartphone.
Equip the Room With Refreshments
Forget about unnecessary trips to the kitchen by installing a bar equipped with a refrigerator, beverages, snacks and any accessories you may need, such as cups, bowls, plates or cutlery. Of course, to make the space a proper theatre, don’t forget the popcorn machine.
Remember the Design Details
A benefit of a home theatre is the ability to make it more comfortable than a commercial theatre. Fill your home theatre with accessories to make it a cozy space in which you look forward to spending time. You can incorporate bar stools, motorized reclining seats, an abundance of large throw pillows and cashmere blankets, as well as floor cushions for the little ones.
With some careful planning, you can create your luxury home theatre to enjoy the large screen from the comfort of your own home.