Moving house: Tips for Building the Perfect Home Cinema

An interesting and entertaining guide exploring some general tips to keep in mind for those that want to invest in their new property by building the perfect home cinema. Includes information on the technology to use and some general design tips to keep in mind.

Every homeowner has that dream feature that they’d love to tick off their bucket list someday. For some it’s a gorgeous garden; for others, it’s a conservatory to pursue hobbies. Then, for some prospective property owners…it’s a home cinema. If you’re moving and building a home cinema is finally a viable option for you, continue reading to learn some invaluable tips for the perfect home cinema during this exciting time.

Choose the right location​

Location is key when it comes to building your own home cinema. Whether you live in a sprawling mansion or a comfortable, humble abode, dedicate a single room to your cinema to ensure it has enough space for all of your equipment and furniture. For the best sound quality, choose a room that’s at least 20ft x 12ft if possible. If the room is close by to the kitchen, bedroom, or any other sensitive communal areas, consider investing in soundproofing too.

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Arrange furniture thoughtfully

As with any other room, the way you arrange the furniture in your home cinema has a crucial effect on your enjoyment of the room. For example, you need to ensure that viewers can all see the screen easily without craning their neck or repositioning. Where possible, imitate the layout of a real cinema by positioning seating directly in front of the screen. If you want to add tables for refreshments, either add these to the sides of the seating or in front at a lower level.

You’ll also need to consider if you want the following additions:

  • Mini fridges
  • Cup holders
  • Footrests
  • Decor
  • Projector

Consider ambient lighting

It’s the little things that make or break a cinema room. One of these final touches is ambient lighting. Ambient lighting can completely enhance the viewing experience by immersing viewers in a scene using responsive light effects. Ambient lighting helps to create a calming effect within a room, which means those watching a room feel more relaxed. This promotes the escapism of a movie, whether it’s a rom-com, sci-fi adventure, horror or even a children’s movie for the little ones!

Find out more about the effect that ambient lighting has in this guide.

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Start building your home cinema today

Get started towards building the smart cinema of your dreams in your new property today by browsing the Smarthomes website to see how we could help. To learn more about our smart cinema solutions, or any of our other services including smart protection and smart design, get in touch with our friendly team today.

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