Spice Up Your Home Cinema with These Features
Home theaters should be considered multi-use entertainment spaces - more than simply a room for watching movies. Yes, they’re great for viewing your favorite films or a new release, but they are also perfect for watching sports on the big screen, gaming, binge-watching a series, and entertaining friends while watching events.
Home theater design can run the gamut from sleek ultra-modern to a traditional movie palace. Regardless of the style, we have a few ideas that can help your home cinema be a more entertaining, comfortable, and fun space. While you can use various contractors to add these features, we suggest hiring a knowledgeable and experienced home theater company (like GHT Group) to put it all together in your Vinings, GA, home. Keep reading to learn more about our top recommendations.
Summer Movie Nights Are Just the Start
Are you still on the fence about home theater? Did you buy a house with the perfect bonus room for it but can’t decide between converting it into an exercise room or home theater? We’re not going to dissuade you from exercising more, but we can make the case that you will get a lot of use from your home theater.
There may have been a time when home theaters made more sense for movies than anything else. But that was long ago, when TV was low resolution, surround sound wasn’t common, and the only content that really took advantage of big screens and great audio was movies. Today, we have 4K streaming, Dolby Atmos surround sound, and incredible video processing that makes older content look like it’s ultra-high definition too.
A home theater can be your entertainment central for everything related to audio and video. And summer is a great time to enjoy it, with kids on vacation and families kicking back to enjoy more fun together. All you need is a knowledgeable home theater company like GHT Group to design and build it! To help you get off the fence and get started, here are three ways you and your family can enjoy your home cinema in Sandy Springs, GA.
Let’s Start Here
Are you thinking about a new or upgraded home theater? You are likely thinking about the speakers for it. The choices are endless, more than we could possibly cover in this post. But we’re going to get you started in the right direction.
First, you have a choice of freestanding or architectural speakers. Architectural speakers are built into walls and ceilings. How do you choose one over the other? Mostly it comes down to aesthetics. Some people like the look of speakers, but some don’t want to see them at all. Some don’t mind the powerful look of a front speaker array (left, center, and right), but like the rest of the surround sound to be integrated into walls and ceilings.
As a longtime home theater company, there is one myth we want to dispel here from the start. You can get the same performance level from architectural speakers as freestanding ones. If you think large, bulky speakers are the only way to get exceptional sound in a home cinema, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amazing choices in architectural high fidelity speakers for theater – and even music, for that matter. Now that we have that out of the way let’s go deeper into how to choose architectural speakers for your Roswell, GA, home theater.
We’ll Dish on the Pros and Cons
Do you love DIY projects? So many people do, and everyone has their preferences and passions. For some, they're artistic; for others, mechanical, and for yet others, it might be technology and electronics. Do people DIY home theaters? Absolutely. Can it be fun? Yes, along with a few frustrations thrown in. Interestingly enough, home theaters will get you intimately involved in all the areas above, from the artistic to the electronic.
But the real question is, should you DIY a home theater in your Roswell, GA home? That decision, of course, is yours. We will present some pros and cons for you to consider. Do we have an axe to grind here? We’ll give you a hint – the HT in GHT Group stands for home theater. We’ve been one of Atlanta’s top home theater companies for over 30 years, so we’re just a little biased. But only a little. Really.