Looking to create that immersive movie experience at home? An evening of Netflix and chill suddenly becomes way more exciting when you have a big screen equipped with a surround sound system. Whether you are planning on turning your basement into a picture palace, or want to make the most of a flat-screen, the following ideas will help you create the ultimate home theater.
Create the ultimate sport’s cave with these tips from Martin Perri Interiors out of Carmel, California. Here, a pool cabana for a residential home was transformed into a sports bar with a five-screen media wall. Not shown is the 12-foot wide projection screen that rolls down from the ceiling for the stadium experience while watching a game. Automated lighting and motorized shades create the perfect viewing environment whether it is day or night.
DTV Installations based in the New York Metro Area upgraded the home theater in this Brooklyn home. The living room is tricked out with state of the art equipment including a 75-inch SONY 4K Smart TV and one of the latest SONY A/V receivers. The white surround-sound speakers shown on the wall are wireless. Topping things off is a wickedly fast Wi-Fi system that guarantees excellent picture quality when streaming.
This family recreation room in a mountain home by Studio McGee based in Salt Lake City, Utah doubles as a home theater thanks to a large flat-screen TV and a soundbar. If you are not in the know, sound bars deliver high-quality audio without the hassle of setting up a complicated surround sound speaker system.
Cinephiles will flip over this idea spotted on He Shed She Shed. The interior of this tiny backyard shed was renovated to resemble a retro movie lobby for an outdoor home theater. Four weather-resistant outdoor loungers are the finishing touches that turn the small outdoor picture place into an irresistible retreat.
Homepolish interior designer, Orlando Soria created this lovely screening room in the home of actress Whitney Port. Wall art and beautiful furniture make the space located in a basement feel extra inviting. The room diving screen on the left conceals a small sink. Under the television screen is a console that hides media devices including the cable box.
A sizable TV combined with an in-wall/ceiling surround sound system turns this basement family room by Studio McGee into the most popular spot in the home. The cable box and other media devices are hidden in the custom cabinetry.
This Brooklyn town house features an ultramodern home theater installed by the experts by DTV Installations. All of the cables for the system were included in the home’s renovation to keep unattractive wires out of sight. Shown is 65-inch frameless 4K Smart TV, with a Sonos soundbar connected to wireless speakers and amps. A Luxul controller kit takes internet connectivity to the next level.
The interior design team at Cablik Enterprises made the most of a dark basement by turning it into an insanely chic media room. The pitch black walls enhance the space’s cozy and stylish vibe.
Morrone Interiors out of central Florida converted a client’s pool house into a home theater. A large flat-screen duplicates the picture show experience. To keep the space feeling super casual two huge daybeds provide seating.
Calling all science fiction fans, this interstellar home theater by the media room designers at Gramophone is the ultimate space for sci-fi viewing parties. A TV project screen serves up movies and shows. Surround sound speakers are built into the walls. Embedded in the acoustic ceiling tiles are tiny twinkling lights. Recliner seating keeps things extra comfy.
The Five to One Micro Apartment by Michael K Chen Architecture uses a moving wall panel to optimize the space’s small square footage. When it is time to kick back on the sofa for a movie the bedroom folds into the wall so it can be pushed back to reveal the home theater.
A home in San Francisco remodeled by Jeff King and Company makes room for a TV projection screen with custom cabinetry. Built into the blue wall unit are three speakers that produce high-quality sound. The ceiling mounted projector is over the sofa.