You’ve just had the longest day at work. You’re ready to come home, kick your feet up and crack a cold one. But, the family wants to go out and see that new movie everyone’s been raving about.
But what if instead of going back out and spending too much money on tickets and popcorn, you could have the theater experience right from the comfort of your own home?
Learning how to build a home theater system is easy and can be tailored to fit any budget.
Keep reading for an easy guide to building your very own home theater system set up.
First and foremost, you’ll need to have the right electronics set up. But, with so many options, what should you choose?
It all boils down to the shape, size, and lighting of your home theater.
You want to make sure that you have a TV big enough to give you the home theater feel, but not so big that it makes the room feel small. Do some research and read more about installing the right electronics for your home.
If you’re working with a tighter budget, consider a small screen projector. You can find them relatively cheap that are still decent quality. With a projector, you can cast on the walls or ceilings, depending on your seating arrangement.
Speaking of seating, the best home theaters have lazy boys and couches.
But, if you’re not looking to spend hundreds of dollars on new furniture, you could easily arrange some beanbags and comfy blankets. The goal here is to just make the room feel comfy and cozy, whether that’s with expensive reclining furniture or a few extra pillows and blankets.
Be sure to arrange the seating far enough back from the TV that you won’t have eye or neck strain.
How many times have you tried to watch a movie, only to have an annoying glare on the TV?
A bad glare from a nearby window is one of the easiest ways to ruin your new home theater. Invest in some good blackout curtains and remove lights, like lamps, that are in front of the TV.
Instead, opt for LED strips or small lights that plug-in behind the TV. This will give your TV a cool backlight and minimize glare.
Don’t Forget the Snacks
And of course, no movie theater is complete without the snacks.
Set up a snack box that’s easily accessible during the movie.
Don’t forget the popcorn maker. If you want to get real fancy, you can order one of those old rustic tall-standing popcorn makers. Otherwise, you can find small popcorn makers relatively cheap.
It’s an easy way to boost the level of your home theater by 100%.
Show Your Friends How to Build a Home Theater
Boom. Easy Peezy.
Now you can come home straight from work and not have to worry about taking the family out to see the latest movie - and you can finally have that cold one.
Now that you’ve got your very own home theater, you should expect friends and neighbors to be showing up more often. If you’d rather have your theater system to yourself, be sure to show your friends how to build a home theater of their own.
For more ways to make your life easier and increase your home’s value, browse through the rest of our guides.