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Want To Build A Home Movie Theater?

Jan 1, 2008
If you're thinking about planning and building a home movie theater, there's a lot of things to consider. The first decision you need to make concerns your space.

For a simple set-up, you'll likely be using your living room or family room. Or, you may be lucky enough to have a dedicated space in the basement that you can dedicate to your new system.

Picking out your system is the next thing you need to do. If it's just going in your living room or in some other relatively small space, you could make do with a home theater that comes in a box. This is where you have all your necessary components all packaged together. Some of them cost as much as $1,000 or more, but they can also be as cheap as $250. As you'd expect, the price tends to reflect the sound quality.

If you have a lot of money to blow and plenty of space, it's worth looking into the really high end speaker systems. You can find lots of good options and reviews by doing online searches, but before you buy anything, you should visit an electronics store and listen to the sound quality of the speakers before you actually purchase them.

If you're going to invest in a really expensive and high end home movie theater, it's worth taking the time to make sure you're getting what you want.

Once you've decided on the components you'll be using, it's time to think about seating. Sofas, recliners, and even movie theater seating are all options.

It's fun to shop around for these items, especially when you start looking into theater seating. From old-style, flip-up seats to cushy, reclining models, there's a lot to choose from!

Lighting is another important consideration for your home movie theater. If you have any windows in the same room, you want to be sure to cover them with heavy drapes so that light won't glare on the screen. You'll also want to install ambient lighting for both mood and to make sure your guests don't trip and injure themselves in the dark.
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