Here’s What to Know About Home Theater Design


Whenever you undertake any home-upgrade or addition, it should be done correctly — rather than in haste — the first time around. When not approached strategically or with the right knowledge, your property will inevitably need renovations later down the line, and likely more than once.

You can ensure that your home theater design is executed properly in your Washington, DC home for optimal entertainment and the best viewing experience with the right preparation.

In this blog, we will look at what factors to consider when approaching your home theater design. This will give you an idea of what to expect when working with us to bring your home theater vision to life.


See Also: Decorating Ideas for a Home Theater 


Room Layout and Design 

Before you can make any product-decisions, it’s essential to consider the layout of the room that you are planning to use in your home theater design.

What we mean is this: the room’s layout affects everything. Is it wide and spacious in all directions? Are there nooks that need to be considered in the design process?

The shape, size and overall dimensions affect how sound navigates the room and may also determine the optimal seating placement.

Once your layout and dimensions are determined and accounted for, we can better assess how to approach the rest of your home theater design.


Equipment, Décor, and Furniture 

Once you have the location in mind, we can help you find the ideal features for the room. Below we highlight some of the most important aspects of your installation:


  • Projector & Screen: The projector is the physical source from which your content is generated and displayed on the screen. As such, selecting the proper equipment is imperative to your viewing experience. Find one that has the ideal video resolution and brightness you want. Choose your screen based on the room’s lighting. Some screens are especially designed to reject ambient lighting so you can enjoy bright, high-contrast images in any setting.
  • Speakers: Select from hidden speakers that sit flush within your walls or ceiling to provide surround sound without being seen, or standing speakers if you want your audio to have a physical presence and add to the décor of the room.
  • Seating: A common misconception is that seating can be an afterthought: many homeowners may make the understandable mistake of thinking that all of their time and energy should go into making decisions regarding the equipment and setup, and simply bring in some comfortable seating afterward


However, your seating is just like the décor in your theater in that it takes up space and can affect how the sound travels. Moreover, the seating and décor can complement a minimalist aesthetic by remaining subtle as to keep the focus on the screen.

Special consideration needs to be taken when it comes to seating placement to ensure that everyone has a clear view of the screen. By knowing the layout of your home theater design head of time, we ensure the entire audience remains within the viewing cone.


Ready to approach home theater design the right way? Reach out to us online or give us a call at (410) 494-4310.