When one thinks of a basement, there are several unflattering things that can come to mind. Piles of boxes pushed into every available crevice, old furniture from the last century that the homeowner couldn’t even give away for free, and dusty holiday decorations, to name a few. This need not be the fate of your basement, however; in fact, something can be done about it. How about converting it into a custom home theater?
Think about it; no longer would you have to deal with overpriced popcorn, sticky floors, and rude fellow patrons who treat the theater like their own little amusement park. There would be no worries about getting to the theater on time, only to discover that the show has sold out. And if you had to leave the room for a few minutes, simply hitting the pause button on the remote would keep you from missing anything important.
Having a home theater in your finished basement can bring your family together in ways that you had perhaps never imagined. Depending on the size of the basement, you could have room for both a movie viewing area and a play area for the children, giving you the ability to coexist while doing different things in the same room. If you should ever desire to sell your home, a finished basement with such perks will drastically up your chances of a potential buyer, who may even be willing to pay more for the property.
When you’re ready to start putting it together, take into consideration that noise that can be created from the theater. To prevent this, install materials that will absorb the sounds, such as carpeting, along with fabric panels for the wall. It is not necessary to splurge for the most expensive lamps on the market, but keep in mind that proper lighting is important to add to the atmosphere of your custom finished basement. Be sure to select comfortable seating and keep them in sight of your TV screen. Putting in a snack area so everyone can pick something out to eat and drink while watching the movie is also an excellent idea. Perchance most important of all, make sure that what you’re adding and building is not against any codes.
It can feel overwhelming, but having your very own home theater can offer several benefits that you can’t ignore. With the right planning and conceivably some additional help from professionals, your dream can be achieved.