The term "custom home theater" seems redundant because no two are ever exactly alike. Each home theater presents a room fitted out with sound and screen, at the very least, from a wide selection of products according to the owner's unique circumstances. However, whether you live in a two-bedroom apartment or a 20,000 square-foot mansion, all home theaters start with a basic plan. If you're ready to build or enhance yours, get started by answering these four questions. Then come to Atlanta Home Theater so we can help you make your ideas a reality.
1. Which Room?
The most luxurious home theater starts with its very own room. But that may not be possible, or even desirable, sometimes. So, your first decision is to select the location of the theater set-up. Once you've chosen the best room, measure it and diagram it out on paper as best you can. You need not be Michaelangelo, just sketching out a schematic to show the length and width of the room, existing electrical outlets, windows and doors will do the trick. Take some pictures to give the technicians a visual of how the room currently appears. Bring with you an idea of how you would like to furnish the room, too.
2. New or Existing Equipment?
Next up, decide if you wish to incorporate any equipment you already own, or if you plan to buy all new. An important element of the sophisticated electronics is compatibility. The market swarms with a huge array of televisions, projectors and sound systems, all actuated by computer code, but not every device will communicate with all the others, a big part of any successful custom home theater system.
3. How to Create Great Acoustics?
Without immersive sound, your entertainment room may as well just be a TV and a soundbar. But even a powerful surround sound system will disappoint if your room contains too many hard surfaces that create reverberations from any of the speakers. Fortunately, you have almost an infinite number of options to create exactly the right acoustics for the room you choose. From as little as placing area rugs on a hardwood floor to as much as customized ceilings and covered walls, we can help you enhance the sound quality in your home theater according to your budget.
4. Smart-Home Ready?
Keep the future in mind. Home automation technology can integrate nicely into your custom home theater system today. You may not be ready to add home security, lighting, climate control or any of the exciting new technologies into your lifestyle yet. However, if you hope to do so in the future, you should consider obtaining the equipment now that can take whole-house electronic upgrades when the time comes. In this fashion, you can add controls at your leisure.
Building a custom home theater involves a lot of variables, but if you bring us the basics, Atlanta Home Theater can offer you all the expert advice and installation expertise to design and build the perfect entertainment center. Give us a call today!