Are you looking for ways to up the value of your property with an amenity that sticks out from the rest? Do you wish there were a way to guarantee weekly family nights with you, your spouse, and your kids? If so, then you should consider installing a home theater.
Doing so can add a whole new dimension to your house. Rather than going out to watch a movie, you can heighten the entire experience in the comfort of your own home.
See below for several home theater room ideas that you should consider for the new addition to your home.
1. Sports-Themed Movie Room
Let’s be honest. If you’re installing a home theater, you won’t just be using it for cinematic purposes. A majority of the time, you will find yourself using it to watch the big game. Why not divulge into that a bit?
While many families essentially design their home theater to look like a miniature movie auditorium, yours can be more about the sports experience. Think of it as a fusion between a man cave and a home theater.
Think about additions such as:
- Theater-style chairs
- Sports bar (with mini-fridge, mini wine cellar, microwave, etc.)
- Light dimmers
- Multiple screens
Your decorations are what’s going to blow people away. You’ll enjoy adding things like autographed jerseys of your favorite players, awards, portraits, lucky t-shirts, team banners, team flags, and so much more.
Your friends will come from far and wide to gaze at its beauty. It’s a tremendous set up for those of you who are huge fantasy sports enthusiasts.
Of course, whenever family movie night comes around, it will still offer the movie theater experience. Consider installing stadium seating with two or three rows of seats. That way, you can ensure you always have enough seats for everyone.
2. Family Lounge Space
Perhaps you’re just looking for space where you and your family can get away from it all. Maybe you just want your home theater to include a large U-shaped sectional couch.
If that’s the case, then you’ll love the idea of a family lounge area. It allows you to maximize the comfortability of your home theater, where you and your kids can grab a pillow and blanket, and snuggle up for the next few hours.
You guys will find any excuse to use it. Movie nights, family gatherings, holidays, big sports games, binge-watching Netflix shows, sleepovers for the kids, you name it!
All you need is a large TV screen, a large sectional couch, and a bar (with some barstools) to be set up right behind it. Everything else can be installed or added to the lounge area over time.
This is a great fit for those of you who either don’t have the budget or the interest in building a literal home theater. It goes great in your basement, extra bedroom, or can even be created in an insulated garage or attic. Any place that your family can go to get away from it all.
3. Luxury Home Theater
For those of you looking to spare no expense in your home theater, you should give the luxury home theater aesthetic a hard look. There are many custom designs you can integrate to create a one of a kind experience.
Consider installing things such as:
- Extended leg movie theater-style seats
- Smart home lighting
- Floor lighting (as you would see in a theater)
- Movie screen and Bluetooth projector
- Large frame movie posters
For more guidance on what you should install, think along the lines of a high-end movie chain such as CinéBistro. While you’re at it, you might consider hiring a personal chef for the night whenever you plan a movie night!
If you don’t have space or budget for extended leg seats, you might consider purchasing recliner seating. Don’t go cheap on the material. While that leather material might be expensive now, it will give you a higher ROI.
4. Kid-Friendly Theater
We know what you’re thinking: “This all sounds great, but I’d hate to invest in it and them my young kids destroy it”. If that’s your situation, then you need a kid-friendly theater.
Start by investing in a high-quality carpet. That way, when your children inevitably spill something, it can be cleaned with ease.
You could also include things like:
- Mini Drink Bars
- Popcorn Stands
- Smart Home Theater Lighting
- Game Consoles
- Bean Bags
- Seating for Their Friends
- Comfy Seating
- All the Kids Movies You Can Think of
- Disney+, Netflix Kids, etc.
5. Outdoor Theater
Perhaps you don’t have an extra room in the house for your home theater. If not, no problem! Install one in the backyard instead! They can take up as little or as much space as you’d like.
You can create a drive-in vibe with your backyard theater. Invest in an all-weather movie screen and projector. Then you can either provide chairs or have a “bring your own chair” party with your friends and family.
You can even take things to the next level by turning that multi-purpose shed into a makeshift concession stand. All proceeds can go towards the next movie night that you throw!
Use These Home Theater Room Ideas as Your Guide
Now that you have seen several home theater room ideas, remember that these are just the tip of the iceberg!
Think about you and your family’s preferences. Would you enjoy more of a lounge-type home theater or go all out with a home theater that rivals AMC theaters?
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