Completed basements in most homes are more commonly used as a second living room. However, this living room can be further enhanced to become a home theatre where family and friends can enjoy a movie night together. Do you need a professional to help design an ideal basement home theatre? Dynamic Basement Renovations has got you covered. You don’t have to be a movie freak to own a home theatre; it is the perfect place to enjoy festivities and special events. Here are some tips for a basement home theatre renovation.
Like real movie theatres, the screen should be the primary focus in your home theatre. It is important to eliminate anything that may deflect the attention of viewers from the screen. With this in mind, you should select dark colors for your basement walls because bright colors can be distracting. Since you would also want to avoid colors that reflect back on the screen, light neutral colors are not an option.
Painting your walls solid black is the obvious way to achieve these effects, however if you prefer something more subtle, you can settle for dark charcoal instead. Regardless of your color of choice, ensure that the paint is flat and devoid of a shiny finish. Also, using peel and stick carpet tiles for the walls can help improve sound absorption
The best choice for your basement home theatre floor is the floor to floor carpeting. It is normal to be hesitant about carpeting your basement considering the presence of moisture and the possibility of breeding moulds. However, there are certain precautions you can take in order to reduce the chances of moisture destroying your carpet.
First, you should clean the cement floor properly, spread a layer of dimpled polyethylene sheet to provide long-lasting impediment between the concrete floor and the sub-flooring. Next fix your plywood, carpet pad and finally your preferred carpet. It is not advisable to use hard floors such as tiles because they have the ability to interfere with the sounds from your sound system.
As earlier stated, the screen is the elemental focus in a theatre and so the most important component of the home theatre. You can opt for either a projector screen or a large TV for you home theatre. However, while The TV is cheaper and easier to operate compared to a projector, the projector screen will provide a better theatre experience. Your final choice should reflect your taste, style and pocket.
Another important consideration is the choice of seats for the theatre; the seats should be comfortable and relaxing. Large partitioned couches are best for a simple design as they offer plenty seats and come with adjustable parts to suit various sitting needs. Tiered seats with platforms are perfect for an advanced theatre style. The seats can either be individual reclining chairs or loveseats that accommodates up to two persons at the same time.
Movie collections accumulated over time is best for decorating your home theatre. These may range from framed movie posters, stickers or movie props in shadow boxes. Lights that are hung directly above the heads or wall scones are best for home theatre as they have dimming features. All these help add an extra touch of style and glamour to your home theatre.