Now Is the Perfect Time to Build Your Own Home Theater System

Now Is the Perfect Time to Build Your Own Home Theater System

Create a Superior Cinema Experience at Home Recently, Regal Cinemas, one of the largest commercial movie theater companies in America, announced that they were temporarily closing over 500 theaters, including 9 in Illinois. This unprecedented move resulted from a decrease in business due to the ongoing concerns of the pandemic. Additionally, the health crisis also slowed down the production of new movies, resulting in fewer theatrical releases over the past several months. It’s no surprise to anyone that we’ve had significant economic impacts from the pandemic, and much of that has meant spending much more time at home. While we hope commercial cinemas come back soon, you can still enjoy the cinematic experience at home – in many ways, better than at the cineplex. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge into creating a private home theater system in your Naperville home, now is a perfect time. There is a plethora of options in equipment, seating, audio, and more to customize your cinema experience completely. What’s more, there’s a staggering array of content to enjoy in a home theater. Just recently, Disney announced a major reorganization to focus more on bringing its massive collection of content directly to consumers, meaning even more choices at home. Keep reading below to see how to take an underutilized space and turn it into your personal movie and media entertainment zone! SEE ALSO: Building a Home Theater: What Architects Need to Know   Where to Put Your Theater? In some ways, you can create a home theater experience in almost any room in your home. If you have a little-used guestroom or extra storage...
Take Your Home Theater to the Next Level

Take Your Home Theater to the Next Level

Upgrade Your Home Theater Installation with the Best in Seating, Projection, and Audio We’ve all spent much more time at home than ever. Fortunately, as the health situation slowly improves in Chicagoland and across Illinois, we are starting to get back to some level of normalcy. That said, no doubt you have depended on home entertainment to provide a much-needed mental break. If you have a home theater or media room, it’s probably gotten a workout lately. With all the time you may have been spending in your home theater, you might be dreaming about some ways you could enhance it. Perhaps a larger screen and sharper projector for more cinematic visuals? Bigger, bolder sound that truly immerses you in the show? Or maybe even more luxurious seating that makes you never want to leave your home theater? If any of those have crossed your mind lately, we have some excellent suggestions for upgrading your home theater installation in Naperville. Read on to see some of our favorites. SEE ALSO: Discover the Wonders of a Smart Home Theater   Sony Projectors The first thing you think about in home theaters is likely the picture and screen. Bigger is mostly better, as long as the seating distance from the screen fits the screen size and room parameters. But picture quality is paramount too, as you want a sharp, vibrant picture no matter what content you’re watching, from cable TV to Netflix to movies from Blu-ray discs. No matter your setup, you cannot go wrong with Sony projectors. The Sony ES projector line is filled with state-of-the-art features and technology. Features...
Building a Home Theater: What Architects Need to Know

Building a Home Theater: What Architects Need to Know

Tips to Achieving a Truly Successful Home Theater Installation   A successful home theater is about far more than having the latest 4K Ultra HD projector or the right seats to fit the theater theme. In order to create a theater that immerses the viewer in each film, it all starts with the architect. Size, shape, layout…the initial plans of a home theater lay the groundwork for the final product. So if you’re an architect in the Chicago, Illinois area, we invite you to read over these tricks of the trade to make your next home theater installation a success.   SEE ALSO: What’s the Key to Successful Home Theater Design?   Soundproofing Isn’t Optional Soundproofing is often an afterthought, something that’s addressed after the initial build of the theater is complete. But it’s so very important. A properly soundproofed room makes for a great theater, while a poorly soundproofed room is a theater that will seldom be used. For proper soundproofing, you must decouple the room. Only by decoupling the walls can you achieve the level of soundproofing needed for a dedicated home cinema.   Calculate Dimensions Based on Chairs We’ve seen it many times: after the theater room is built, the homeowners find out that it can’t accommodate the number of chairs they were planning on. Theater seating is far more complex than a standard living room or dining room. Each chair must be strategically placed to provide an ideal viewing and listening experience. It’s best to decide on the type of theater seating and number of desired seats before the room is planned out. That way,...