Making a home cinema is a fantastic idea if you have lots of free space in your home. I did this once before with amazing results, and you could achieve the same thing. All it takes is a little inspiration and a whole lot of motivation. Designing the perfect cinema room will take time because you have to think about many different aspects. For example, you won’t want to vibrate the walls with your sound system and cause disturbances in other areas of your home. You’ll also need to think about the ideal seating solution so your family can all see the screen properly. I’ve listed some tips and ideas below that might help you to make a start.
Sofas, loungers, or real cinema seats?
As I mentioned a second ago, you have to make a decision when it comes to the seating in your theater room. Most people opt for comfortable sofas or loungers to ensure everyone feels relaxed when watching the movies. However, we discovered that it’s possible to purchase rows of old cinema seats online. Just take a moment to check auction-style websites like eBay. When a cinema closes down, they often use those platforms to get rid of their assets. We managed to get hold of a full row of eight seats for less than $100. What a bargain! I had to recover some of the seats with fresh material, but they work well. Also, they have those drinks holders on the armrests that you find in real cinemas.
There’s no getting away from the fact that your sound system is going to make a lot of noise if you want the full cinema experience. That poses two potential issues. Firstly, any member of your family who doesn’t want to watch the movie will probably get annoyed by having to listen to it. Secondly, you could get some complaints from your neighbors. You don’t want either of those things to happen, and so you need to consider soundproofing. Thankfully. It’s not as complicated as it once was. If you don’t like the idea of turning your home into a construction site to fill the walls, the perfect solution is out there. Specialist companies sell products these days that create the same results, but you only have to fix them to the interior of your walls. Problem solved!
Once you’ve got the seats and soundproofed the room, you might think all you need to do is get the ShowBox app now. Then you can start watching movies straight away, right? Wrong! You need to spend some time thinking about your flooring. Soundproofing is all well and good, but you’ll still make a racket without the right covering under your feet. Woods and laminates are a bad idea, so stay away from them. Ideally, you should purchase the thickest carpet you can find. Don’t worry too much if it’s not in your favorite color because the room will remain dark most of the time. Plus, carpet is far more comfortable underfoot. Surely one of the biggest advantages to having a cinema in your home is that you can finally take your shoes off to enjoy the film?
I hope you have a brilliant time creating your home cinema, and that it helps to bring your family together. Just don’t forget that the design of your room will make all the difference. If you get the fundamentals right, you are sure to develop something cool that will make all your friends jealous.