Home Media Room Upgrade Tips
SAN ANTONIO – Watching TV and movies at home is something almost everyone spends their time doing, and there are a few things to consider in taking that home watching experience to the next level.
“Before you set up your media room, think about where you might want it in your home,” said Bailey Carson, home care expert at Angi’s.
“How much space will you need? What will be the best space for watching TV and movies? It might fit into your existing living room, but you could also consider upgrading an underused space and reusing it. It could be a dining room, playroom, finished garage, or basement. You will want to think about all of these options in order to have the media room of your dreams.
Depending on the size of the room and your budget, you can start small by upgrading your sofa or TV and getting a sound bar. You can also go further with surround sound. When deciding where to place your TV, choose a wall that doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight. This will help to avoid glare. If that’s not possible, consider adding window treatments that can block out the sun.
“Your media room is probably a place where you’ll be spending a lot of time, so you need to make sure it’s comfortable,” Carson said. “That means when you set it up, focus more on relaxation and less on formality. Chairs and sofas with deeper seating or even a sectional can be a great way to create a more casual vibe. If you don’t know how to arrange the space, this might also be a great time to hire an interior designer to help you think about how to prepare for that perfect visual experience.
If you are dedicating a space to a home theater, consider adding insulation to the ceiling, exterior and interior walls to keep the sound inside. Also consider the type of lighting you are installing. Recessed lighting and wall lights with dimmers are perfect for creating the right atmosphere.
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