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Does Your House Need A Home Theater?

Nov 28, 2007
In many areas, the cost of a ticket to the local movie theater is constantly on the rise. This situation has lead many homeowners to the conclusion that bringing the magic of cinema into their own home is a star-studded idea.

Specifically, many families are incorporating a theater room into their floor plan for a whole new type of big screen experience. With streaming internet media and High Definition DVD formats, the entire entertainment industry is poised to shrink down, become more affordable, and move into your home.

If you are thinking of adding a theater room, your first consideration will be space. Do you have a spare room in your home that's large enough to accommodate the layout? If so, how does the size of the room fit with your design plan? Depending on the design that you choose, you may need room for authentic theater-style seating, a large projection screen or flat screen television.

When it comes to adding any type of entertainment area to your home, cost is always a consideration. It's important to keep in mind that a theater room can be anything from a large television, a DVD player and your favorite recliner to an elaborate design featuring a projection screen with surround sound created to mimic an authentic theater. The type of accessories that you choose will largely impact the price, which means setting a budget may be a good idea for anyone considering this type of addition.

If you plan to hire a professional contractor and/or installation expert, which is recommended when dealing with any large project unless you are especially knowledgeable in the area, take the time to shop around and compare quotes. It's always important that you have a written contract outlining any verbal agreements and detailing every aspect of the project, including cost and payment schedule, warranties and any other aspect of the job.

In taking your time to design the perfect space and locating the best professional to help with the installation, your new theater room is sure to be all the buzz when it comes to enjoying your favorite film in a theater without even leaving your home.

The information contained in this article is designed to be used for reference purposes only. It should not be used as, in place of or in conjunction with professional advice or recommendations relating to decorating and/or contracting. For additional information, consult a professional in your area.
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Alex loves to track down free recipes on the internet and also dabbles in collecting model cars as well as being an amateur wedding planner (but pro one day!).
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