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Designing a Home Theatre in Your Custom Build

In This Blog You Will Find: 

A guide to designing a custom home theatre in a new build or major renovation. Consider lighting, a sound system, sound barriers, tiered seating, and unique design features. 

Have you always wanted a custom home theatre? Working with a Calgary custom home builder will ensure you get the home theatre you’ve always dreamed of. As an award-winning custom home builder, the team at Sunset Homes is here to help. 

Lighting Ideas in Your Custom Home Theatre: 

When watching your favourite movie the last thing you want is to have a glare on the tv disrupting you! We recommend keeping your custom home theatre dark. Your Calgary custom home builder can incorporate dimmer lighting in your home theatre. Smart technology today allows you to control the dimming feature right from your phone, so you don’t have to get up from your chair once the movie has started. We also recommend designing a room that doesn’t have windows, to further prevent glare. If you wish to have windows, incorporate black-out blinds in your custom design. 

Sound Systems are Key in Your Custom Home Theatre Design: 

If you want that surround sound movie theatre experience right at home, your Calgary custom home builder can pre-wire a subwoofer and speakers in the rough-in stage of your construction. This is your opportunity to play with the layout of your custom home theatre; consider where you will be sitting and where you want your speakers to be placed to generate that surround sound experience. 

Consider Sound Barriers in Your Custom Home Theatre: 

We know you will want to turn speakers up loud when watching your favourite movies, so we recommend including sound barrier materials in your custom home theatre design. Your Calgary custom home builder can recommend materials within different budgets to help with sound blocking. Options include specialty drywall, floor underlayment, sealed doors, and acoustic panels/boards.  

Projector or Television in Your Custom Home Theatre Design?

Whether you choose to have a projector or large screen TV in your custom home theatre, you should let your Calgary home builder know in the early stages of construction. If you choose to incorporate a projector in your home theatre, your Calgary custom home builder can pre-wire HDMI and CAT5 cables. If you prefer to have a large screen TV, your Calgary custom home builder will ensure that backing to support the TV is incorporated in the framing stages of your new build or major renovation. 

Make Your Custom Home Theatre Unique With Tiered Seating: 

If you want to go all out, we recommend incorporating tiered seating in your custom home theatre design. This will ensure all guests can see the screen and give you the real movie theatre feeling. Your Calgary custom home builder can help accommodate this in your custom build or major renovation by constructing risers. 

Design Ideas to Make Your Custom Home Theatre Shine: 

  • Custom Built-Ins: If you need storage space or want something unique in your custom home theatre, why not incorporate custom built-ins? Your Calgary custom home builder can help you design built-ins that are functional and stylish. 
  • Snack Area: Maybe you want a snack area for popcorn, treats, and refreshments? Your Calgary custom home builder can help you incorporate a snack bar in the layout and design. 
  • Dark Paint: To avoid light reflection, we recommend incorporating dark wall paint and even using a grey or neutral paint color on the ceiling. White is usually recommended for ceilings as it reflects light, but in this case, you want to absorb it. Your Calgary custom home builder can help you pick the perfect wall paint for your custom home theatre. 
  • Starry Ceiling: If you want a truly unique custom home theatre, add fiber optic star ceiling tile to your design.

Whatever you want to do with your custom home theatre, we are here to make it happen! In your custom home build or major renovation, you deserve to have a space that you’ve truly dreamed of, at Sunset Homes we are here to help make that vision a reality. 

If you are considering building a custom home theatre and want your design to truly shine, contact Sunset Homes today.

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