Basement Home Theater Designs

Shashank Nakate Dec 3, 2018
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A basement can be designed in many different ways to accommodate a home theater. Such designs change according to the shape and dimensions of the basement. Read here the important points while designing a home theater.
The basement is an ideal place to construct home theaters. These underground rooms provide quiet surroundings and proper light-effects to watch movies. To convert a basement into a home theater a little remodeling or renovation is required.
A basement can be designed as per our needs to set up a home theater. The wall color should be neutral, non-reflective. Carpet should be a sound absorbing or deadening. Basement can have windows, they must be covered with black curtains. Walls may be decorated with framed movie posters.

Arrangement of Equipment and Accessories

The equipment needed for the installation are the screen, surround speakers, necessary wiring etc. Specially designed cabinets are also available to fit in the equipment required. Curtains can be put up in front of TV screens.
A sofa is the most feasible option as stadium assembly is not possible. For the construction of risers, the room dimensions should be appropriate and ceiling should at least be 8-9 feet in height. Cover the ceiling and walls with drywall.

Room Dimensions

To decide the dimensions of the home theater room, one should take into account the science of acoustics. The dimensions such as the length, breadth, and width should be such that their values are not equal or multiples of each other. It is necessary to reduce the effect of resonance, as they cause dips and peaks in the frequency of sound.
Keeping the room well ventilated is important along with the designing and lighting part. The popcorn machine can add to the heat of the basement. Whole fans or a ceiling fan could be used to remove the excess heat from the basement.

Enhancements and Decorations

A kids area could also be built inside for spending leisure time with the kids, which could be decorated with the help of toys, story books, etc. Soft cushions should be used for sofas in this area. A coffee table in front of the seating place can add to the comfort of the viewer. It helps to enjoy snacks and tea/coffee while viewing the favorite movies.
A snack zone could be created by placing a mini-fridge and a sink in a corner place. A nacho maker, popcorn machine, and many more accessories could be brought into the designing of the home theater.
As basements lie in the lowermost portion of the house, waterproofing it becomes important in order to prevent any water leakage.
The designs described provide various tips that should be kept in mind while designing a home theater. Customizing the home theater according to our needs by exploring our creativity is the best thing to do.
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