Creating a home cinema room

Creating a home cinema room takes thought and planning if you’re going to enjoy the very best in entertainment. In addition to choosing high-quality audio-visual systems, it’s important to ensure the acoustics of the room meet your needs and that everything from the furniture to the lighting is designed to complement the experience.

Home cinema vs media room

A home cinema usually refers to a room that is dedicated to watching films and gaming, while a media room typically has several functions. Media rooms normally serve as regular living spaces and are equipped with technology that can be hidden away when not being used. 

Let’s take a look at what you need to consider when it comes to installing the perfect home cinema room.

  • Choose the space wisely

Assuming your cinema room is a dedicated space, you need to choose the room you use carefully. Rectangular spaces work best from an acoustics perspective, and the less natural light entering the room the better. For this reason basements are a good choice. Before beginning your project it’s advisable to speak to a home cinema specialist, who can make recommendations for the space before you begin installation. 

  • Determine your budget

The quality of the overall experience will depend on your budget, and home cinemas cost around £15,000 on average. Of course, the sky’s the limit, so if you want state-of-the-art systems, furniture and acoustic treatments, you can really splash out on your space. If money is a factor, you’ll need to know where to spend and where to save, and your chosen home cinema installers can help with this. As a rough guide, you’ll need to split costs between the sound system, projector and screen, control system and the furnishings. Of course, you’ll also need to allocate a portion of your budget to engaging a professional company such as New Wave AV to design and install your home cinema room

  • Audio and visual systems

Two of the most important considerations are the audio and visual systems. While some people prefer to install a TV in their home cinema room, a projector and screen offer much higher quality. Choose a product such as a 4K Sony Home Cinema Projector and you’ll enjoy the ultimate in visual clarity. By pairing this with discreet and expertly placed Artcoustic speakers you can enjoy state-of-the-art quality while watching films and TV series, as well as when gaming. 

  • Control

The way you operate your home cinema room shouldn’t be overlooked. If you have other smart features in your home, operating everything via a system such as Control4 makes everything simple. At the touch of a button, you can bring the projector into position, dim the lighting and activate the sound system, meaning you’re ready for viewing in seconds. 

At New Wave AV, our experienced professionals design and install home cinema rooms across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London and Essex, and can help you create the perfect solution for your home. Contact us today to book a demonstration.

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