top of page

Creating Your Home Theater

Home theaters are a fun addition to any home. And, with just a few easy changes, you can create one in your home, without breaking the bank!

First, select a dedicated space. Homes with open floor plans can be a struggle, since controlling light and sound is key. Eliminate input from outside noises like kitchen appliances and kids playing. A basement is ideal, but many of us (especially here in Houston!) don't have them. Consider transforming a spare bedroom or study instead.

Another way to control outside noise is by adding sound proofing buffers. Specific sound-reducing wallboard can be purchased, or you can add a layer of insulating foam to absorb outside noises. Coupled with soft surfaces on the ground (rugs), walls and windows (draperies), and seating (cushions and pillows), this allows for the best sound quality to enjoy your movies.

Lighting is a key component in theaters. Picture your favorite movie theater and recreate the mood with recessed lights and strategic up-lighting. Rope lights and dimmers are easy, affordable options to transforming the room and creating ambiance with lighting without the harshness of direct lights that can distract from the screen. Control ambient light by utilizing blackout curtains and hiding electronics behind closed doors.

Keep distractions to a minimum. Shiny mirrors and fixtures can reflect the movie, creating unwelcome focal points. In addition, reducing knick-knacks and decor helps keep the focus on the screen. Movie posters can be a fun addition - in the back of the room with a popcorn maker and mini fridge!

Tiered seating is also an upgrade to consider. Handy DIYers and carpenters can build wide stair-step frames to elevate your seating when space allows. Even 6 inches can make a difference for sight lines, so this is attainable if you're looking for a true theater experience without vaulted ceilings. And, while specialty home theater seating is available, any comfortable forward-facing seats get the job done.

Utilizing streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu or Netflix is something you're probably already familiar with. By adding a larger TV or projecting onto a screen, you'll create more of a theater-like experience, especially when coupled with cozy reclining chairs and couches. Remember you may need to update your wiring to ensure a strong signal for uninterrupted movies.

You'll likely want to hire an electrician to help with the electrical components... Proper ventilation and wiring for your A/V rack, internet connections, and proper GFCI outlets might be more than a DIYer should safely take on!

So, call us at Unity Services! As your local respected electrician in Tomball, The Woodlands, and beyond, we can safely set you up with a fantastic and fun addition to your home.


Thanks for submitting!

Join our email list!

This blog post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you purchase through these links, we may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products or services that we have personally used and believe will add value to our readers. We appreciate your support by using these links, as it help us continue to provide valuable content on this blog. Please note that I am not responsible for the actions of any affiliate partners, and I cannot guarantee the quality or effectiveness of any products or services mentioned on this blog. It is always recommended to do your research before making a purchase. We are participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Thank you for your understanding and support.

bottom of page