Not Looking for A Home Theatre in Your Basement? Consider a Media Room Instead
Home theatres are a big dream for many home owners who love to watch movies with friends and family. But when planning home renovations, a theatre may not be the best option for your budget or your entertainment needs. Home theatres often require expensive audio-visual (AV) equipment, seating, and décor to provide the true movie theatre experience in your home. And home theatres aren’t as versatile as other options because they usually only serve one purpose—to watch movies. Media rooms, on the other hand, are much more versatile for entertaining and can be created without going over budget. For ideas and help with creating your new favourite room in your home, contact the experts in basement renovations in Ottawa.
Multi-Purpose Media Rooms
Media rooms can serve as a home theatre, a gaming room, rec room, party room, and a family room. These rooms are much more versatile than home theatres and they provide a more comfortable and relaxed social setting.
Media rooms are often set up in finished basements due to the extra space for a comfortable entertainment area. You can have the big flat-screen TV, excellent surround sound, and comfortable seating without having to invest in an actual home theatre. You can also even have a bar and a pool table nearby. There are many possibilities when it comes to home renovations for media rooms.
Instead of having rows of seats facing the screen like in home theatres, the seating in media rooms is flexible so people can choose to sit facing each other for conversations or sit facing the screen. Couches, loveseats, and reclining chairs are comfortable and versatile, allowing people flexibility when it comes to socializing and watching TV.
For a screen (TV or projector) that is large enough for everyone in the room to enjoy, measure the distance from one end of the room (where the screen will be) to the opposite end and divide by two or three. The ideal screen size is a half or a third of the distance.
Sound & Controls
For optimal sound in your media room, use sound-absorbing décor and furniture, such as curtains, carpets, and fluffy couches. You can also hide all of your media devices and controls in stylish cabinets and media stands so your room won’t look cluttered with electronics.
When it comes to designing and building a media room as part of your home renovations, there are endless possibilities. You can turn your basement into a comfortable movie room, but keep the added versatility for your many entertainment needs. For help with designing your new media room, contact the experts of basement renovations in Ottawa. They can give you the entertainment room you’ve always dreamed of, without spending a fortune.