What is an awesome home without an awesome home theater? It saves you the trouble of watching a movie with about 100 random (not to forget, raucous) strangers. It lets you watch ANY movie you want, at ANY time you want. What’s better? You just realized your basement can do a whole lot good than store junk. So you’ve got your home-theater essentials like the projector, the screen, the sound system etc. But you still need to add a touch of “awesome” to your home theater. We’ve put together a list of seven awesome things your home theater should not miss out on.
1) Blu-ray disc player
In the seemingly lifelong race for mind-numbingly awesome visual quality, Blu-ray finally took over HD discs to give us the mother of high definitions. And if you have any intention of having a home theater system with absolutely “WOW!” effects, Blu-ray it is for you. A system connected to a Blu-ray disc player not only ensures you have high quality movies running every time, but also takes care of your connection issues.
Surround sounds, woofers, sub-woofers and the lot are always there to ensure you get your fair share of some thunderous sound effects. But, they also ensure that everyone else speeds up that appointment with the ear specialist. Because, even though you may have your home theater in the basement, face it, everyone in the vicinity can at least feel mild tremors. Soundproof your home theater at about the same time that you install the home theater system. Action movies just got a lot more awesome for you and a lot less deafening for everyone else!
3) Food station
Nothing is more annoying than pausing the movie every 30 minutes and rushing to the kitchen to refill the popcorn bowl, the chicken wings tub or soda. This is why, no matter how much everyone opposes the idea, food station is very, very essential. That way you get to have your food (within an arm’s length) and eat it too, without having to pause to movie or run to and from the kitchen like a crazed psychopath.
4) Dimmable lights
Adjustable lighting is one surefire way you’re sure to have an experience you’ll never forget. This is where dimmable lights come into play. These lights give you complete control to adjust the brightness. So, you get to have the pitch black darkness for a horror film, as well that perfect amount of dimness for the animated movie with the kids. A perfectly elegant substitute for confusion causing switches or bulbs of varying voltage, dimmable lights are the perfect lighting choice for home theaters.
5) Plush Leather recliners
Your ordinary couch is not even anywhere close to the awesome comfort leather recliners provide. Be it a common-for-all large sectional or multiple recliners, these reclining sectional sofas add the ultimate touch of comfort, luxury, style and of course, some VIP authenticity to your home theater.
6) Themed home theater
Let’s face it, the only thing better than a private home theater is a theme-based private home theater. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan who wants a bit of the universe in his home, or a Batman fan playing out his bat-cave theater dream, a theme is all you need to make your home theater super-awesome. Anyone can have a home theater, but how many can boast of a themed home theater?
7) Remote controlled room
You’ve got the Blu-ray, the sound system, the dimmable lights, the soundproofing, the dark curtains and everything else in place. But what good is any of it, if you have to keep fiddling with fifty different remotes to adjust to the perfect setting? The final icing on the home-theater cake is a fully remote-controlled room that at least controls the major details, if not every little thing. A universal remote is like the final blessing for that resident movie buff who loves all things VIP. Check the internet or your local gadgets stores; the last time we checked, there were remotes for at least fifteen different kinds of functions!
Sophia Easton is an interior designer and writes for an online luxury furniture company. Sophia has designed interiors for many homes and she specially likes designing kitchen, multimedia room and kids room.