Have you ever thought about adding an entertainment room to your Great Falls home? Besides the fun of watching movies, listening to music, and playing video games, a separate entertainment room, with its plush seating, big screen, and deluxe sound systems, gives you the sense of escaping reality – just like at the theater! Whether you want to remodel an existing room or basement, or build an addition, a state-of-the-art home theater can provide the ultimate entertainment experience for family and friends.
Create the Perfect Great Falls Entertainment Room
Screening rooms do not have to look or feel like dark caves – you can design and outfit them as tastefully as any other room in your home. Oversized sectionals or double recliners with cup holders, a fireplace, cozy blankets and pillows, vintage movie poster art, and even lots of windows can all add up to a stylish place for settling in and watching the latest blockbuster. Here are some tips for creating the perfect entertainment room for your Great Falls home.
- Know What You Want. All good design has a focus to draw from. Ask yourself why you want to create a separate entertainment space and then design the room to reflect how it will be used most of the time. Is your family more into music than movies? You might want to invest more heavily in the sound system. Are they evenly split between film and sports fans? A second TV in the bar area would be a smart choice.
- Choose the Right Components. The screen is the centerpiece of any entertainment room. Keep in mind, though, that bigger isn’t always better. The best choice is a screen that fits your room. Today’s ultimate picture quality comes with 4K Ultra HD TVs that make viewing sporting events and even older DVS look as good as cable streams. The tech components you choose should have a good balance of function and form. Many of today’s omnidirectional sound systems are also beautiful to look at. Consider devices you can connect wirelessly or through Bluetooth so you can reposition them as needed.
- Soundproof the Room. Use sound-absorbing materials like acoustic paneling, deep-pile rugs, and heavy curtains. This way if the kids are up late playing video games at full volume, everyone else can get a good night’s sleep.
- Pick Comfortable Seating. One of the nicest benefits of a home theater is you get to choose ultra-comfortable seating. You can choose different styles such as recliners and sectionals, but just make sure the positioning works for everyone’s viewing pleasure. The best furniture positioning is not always up against the walls or smack dab in the middle of the room. You need to take into consideration the size of the screen and the type of sound system you plan to use.
- Use Your Imagination. What other elements do you want to include in the room? Do you want a pool table, a wet bar, a dance floor, a big board game table? And don’t forget about storage. If you still have DVD, CD, and even old vinyl collections, you’ll want to store them, as well as games, magazines, and other entertainment paraphernalia. If the room will have windows, think about blackout curtains or shades. Many homeowners first think about decorating their entertainment rooms in the same style as the rest of the house, but a home theater can be the one room where you can really get creative! Many people choose themes based on films, movie stars, or film eras. Have some fun thinking about all the possibilities available.
At Foley Development Group, our experience designing and outfitting home entertainment rooms has given us great insight into the most efficient process of building beautiful home theaters that the entire family can enjoy. If you’re ready to get started on your Great Falls entertainment room, let us show you how easy it is to bring your home theater vision to life. We’ll walk you through making the best decisions on space, budget, equipment, and more. Our goal is to seamlessly integrate your entertainment room with the rest of your home. To learn more about our custom entertainment room design build process, contact us today to schedule a conversation.