So are you thinking about turning your basement into a home theatre? Probably of all the basement ideas that you might have, a home theatre is right near the top of the list. We can assure you that basements are an ideal location for your home theatre as space has some advantages over other areas in your house. For example, the sound is reduced because of the concrete floor. Especially compared to wooden flooring.
Concrete is also used in the wall which prevents the sound from escaping. In this way, you also make sure to not disturb your neighbours by those movies at full volume.
While the basement has its natural advantages you still have to make sure to consider some details and tips that get you, your ideal home theatre result.
7 Tips and Details to Consider for Your Ideal Home Theater:
- Size of the basement
- Dampness in the basement
- Lighting in the basement
- The ceiling and walls
- WiFi signals
- The floor
1. Size of the basement
The space of your home theatre is very important no matter where you decide to set it up. All your equipment will be dependent on it. You won’t be able to have a 100” screen in a small area as it will lead to a bad experience. The bigger the screen the more space it’s required to have a pleasant visual experience.
However, if your basement size is small, it doesn’t mean you can’ set up a home theatre. You just need to organize an overall smaller setup, starting from a smaller screen and space seats.
2. Dampness in the basement
As we already know water can seriously damage electronics. Basements tend to be damper than other rooms and therefore more prone to water damage. Since there are numerous water pipes, it has a risk of the leak over time. Not to mention that basements usually tend to flood during heavy rainfall. So you need to be prepared for such cases. However, if your basements don’t have water issues then a dehumidifier can be enough.
3. Lighting in the basement
In some cases, basements have just a small window as a source of light. So, usually, they are not well-lit. Even though it may be good while watching movies, you still want proper lighting since you’ll be moving around when movies aren’t playing.
There are two parts of wiring you should pay attention to. The first would be the wires that are present in the basement and the others from different parts of the home. You have to make sure that these wires are properly taken care of. This will protect you and your guests from the wires.
5. The ceiling and walls
Bare ceiling and walls are common in basements. They show wire and pipes. But, you can’t have that for your home theatre. It can be hazardous due to pipe leaks and electrical wires.
6. WiFi Signals
WiFi has become essential for streaming media whatever the source might be, Netflix, Hulu or just Youtube. Since most of the time the average WiFi signal may not reach your basement, you can use signal boosters to help extend the signal down to it.
7. The floor
Since your basement floor is concrete, it leads to good acoustics, however, you can still improve it by carpeting the floor. Carpets and rugs will absorb sound and will give your basement a more home theatre feel.
Basement Home Theatre Ideas
A basement home theatre is an excellent idea and place for some trendy hangout, home bar and a practical home office. One concept that stands out is the grand home theatre.
Below you’ll find 10 amazing basement home theatre ideas that can take your own to the next level.
- Dark basement home theater
- Sophisticated colour home theater
- Basement home theater remodel
- Man’s cave basement home theater
- Basement home theater with bar
- Clever use of space
- Home theater with miniature design
- Home theater in the woods
- Contemporary home theater
- Basement home theater with comfy seats
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