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your guide to creating the perfect home theater

on 11.30.13

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Not that long ago, a “home theater” was nothing more than a big TV and some loud speakers. Today, custom home theater systems bring the complete movie watching experience to you. As the lights dim and you get comfortable in your leather recliner or beanbag chair, you’ll wonder why you spent so much time (and so much money) going to the movie theater when you can have the exact same experience in the comfort of your own home. If you are thinking of making this addition to your home, here are a few things to keep in mind to create the perfect home theater.

frame and insulate

After you choose a location in your home for your new personal theater, you will need to frame and insulate the room to keep loud explosions and gunfire from waking up your family or scaring the neighborhood. Loosely packed insulation can help keep loud movie sounds from rocking the rest of your home or disturbing your neighbors.

pre-wire the multimedia equipment

Once the shell is complete, you will need to pre-wire the multimedia equipment for seamless integration and installation. Pre-wire the speakers, projector, high-definition cable/satellite box, Blu-ray player, gaming console, and any other components you wish to integrate into your home theater system.

install theater-style seating

No home theater is complete without theater-style seating. If the room is large enough to accommodate multiple rows of seats, elevate the back row with a pre-built platform. There are plenty of seating options, from leather recliners with cup-holders in the armrests to loveseats and couches. Just make sure each seat in the house is comfortable and you won’t hear any complaints from the audience.
If all of this sounds like a lot of work, it is. Fortunately, the experts at AVDG can turn your home theater dreams into a reality. We offer some of the best audio/visual products in the industry, as well as comfortable leather seating and accentuating theater décor. Contact AVDG today to get started on your custom home theater! We can be reached online or at 877 554 2834.

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