3 Mistakes To Avoid When Designing a Home Theater

Home Theater Mistakes

One of the most exciting aspects of installing a home theater is the process of designing it. The beauty in this process is that you can personalize your theater to meet any specific needs that you want to be filled. However, at the same time, the designing process is one of the most important parts of a home theater installation project and if things go wrong, they can be costly. Here are three mistakes to watch out for when designing a home theater!

Too Many Seats

There are many facets of life where the “quantity over quality” approach is preferable and even necessary. Home theater design is not one of these times. Yes, if you have enough space then the more the merrier! Unfortunately though not all home theaters have sufficient space to fit a bunch of seating. Cramming too many seats into your home theater can give for a stuffy feeling and ultimately downgrade the overall experience of the theater.

Single-Minded Budgeting

As most people know, budgeting is one of the first steps in the process for any project. Home theaters are no different. It is extremely vital to develop a well-balanced budget before beginning the task. The biggest issue that homeowners run into is not allocating enough budget towards the smaller things such as surge protectors and quality wires and cables. Be sure to create a budget that accounts for all of the equipment needs, however large or small they may be.

Inconsistent Theme

Just like any other room in your house, it is important to make sure that your home theater theme is consistent. There are many different directions that you can go for the basis of your theater room, but make sure that you limit it to one focal idea when you are planning the design, and stick to it!

There is no worse feeling after completing a home theater project than realizing there is something wrong. Be sure to pay attention to these three common mistakes that are made when designing a home theater and you won’t have that issue!  Are there any other mistakes that you can think of? We would love to hear them. Give us your ideas in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

About the Author

Doug Greenwald founded Creative Sound and Integration with his business partner Ed Moreeau in 2001. Since then Creative Sound and Integration has been a leader in the home automation industry providing their customers with superior technology and customer service.