Media rooms and home theaters are highly desirable projects for families in their home. Often located in a basement, they can be built in almost any space. Key elements include television or projector, comfortable seating with optimum viewing, sound systems and noise control, plus task and accent lighting.
Home Theater Seating
Two words: Home Theater! Who has not always wanted a theater in the comfort of their own home? First, going to the theater can be expensive. Secondly, the seating can also be very uncomfortable, especially after sitting in them for two to three hours. When designing your own home theater, it is important that you take the time in choosing your seating. You must take all of the measurements into consideration, as well as how many rows of seating you want. It is also important that you choose something that will be comfortable to sit in for hours at a time. Cup holders are also a must when it comes to choosing the perfect theater seats. Continue reading
Setting up a home theater system is not something you can do on a whim. The home theater system setup needs careful planning and implementation.
Indulging in building a home theater or media room for your home is a luxury that many desire. A home theater or media room for your home is a place we head to for putting our feet up and simply having a good time, without having to step out from the comfort of the house. It is a place we invite our friends over for a lazy summer afternoon with popcorn and drinks.
Thus, there is no surprise then that more and more people are now remodeling any spare room in their residence for a home theater. And the ones who already have are looking to upgrade the old technology and equipment to keep the space in absolute top shape at all times. Basement space is a common location for a planned home theater. Continue reading
This article provides a few tips on making your basement remodeling project as stress-free as possible. Remodeling your basement, while ultimately very rewarding, giving you so much more space in your home, can also be one of the most difficult types of remodeling you can do. The reason is simple: your basement is probably the area of your home with the largest gap between what it currently is and what you want it to be after the basement renovation. Add to that the fact that most basements are below ground and have potential moisture and mold issues, and you’ve got one involved project on your hands!
Most households have a room where the main activity is watching TV. We’re well past the era when all you needed was an outlet and a pair of rabbit ears — now, DVD players, game consoles, cable and satellites, computer networks and stereo systems all can communicate with your television. It makes sense to try to be prepared for new devices and methods of communication that will become commonplace in the future. Continue reading
There is something so romantic about watching movies outdoors. The big screen, snuggling up under blankets when it gets chilly and being able to grab whatever you like to eat or drink from the house top my list of reasons to try this at home. Check out these truly magnificent examples of backyard screening areas, then get outfitted with all the tech gear you need to make this dream a reality. Continue reading
Homeowners personalize their home rather than move;
Design Build Planners reveal new trend during National Home Improvement Month.
Toms River, New Jersey, May 1st, 2012—In honor of National Home Improvement Month this May, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) reveals that homeowners are personalizing their space during a remodel as the tough housing market forces more people to stay, rather than move.
According to a poll on NARI.org, 26 percent of respondents are planning to stay an additional 16 to 20 years in their homes because their home values have decreased during the recession. Twenty-three percent reported they are going to stay an additional six to 10 years in their homes. Continue reading