There are lots of things to consider when setting up a home cinema; it’s not just a case of mounting a big screen to the wall and getting a few comfy chairs. It’s worth putting that bit of additional effort in to take your home cinema the extra distance. The initial investment will pay off in the long run. Here are five top tips:
Consider Home Automation
Home automation is great when incorporated into your home cinema because it allows you to adjust the lighting and other electrical systems without getting up from your seat. Generally, home automation can help you save money in the long run by giving you more control over your utilities.
Think About the Lighting
The lighting design in your home cinema needs to complement the layout of your furniture. Otherwise, you’ll end up with reflections on your screen which will ruin the experience. Consider recessed lighting behind mouldings and along the bottom of your walls; this provides adequate lighting without causing a problem with glare.
Invest in a Soundbar
Although most modern TVs have a decent sound output, for an exceptional cinema experience, nothing beats a high-quality soundbar. Many of them are designed to fit perfectly below the screen in an inconspicuous way.
Forward Facing Chairs
If you’re planning to watch 3D films, you will need straight back chairs that are facing directly forward. Unfortunately, tilting your head will distort the 3D effect.
Enclosed Connection Area
Where possible, it’s worth keeping all your cables and equipment in an enclosed area so that everything is neat and tidy. Not only is this great for aesthetics, but it’s also safer. However, make sure that if they are kept in a cupboard, it has to be well ventilated so that it doesn’t get too hot.