Where Should You Install Your Private Home Theater?
Relative Home Systems Designs a Custom Solution to Fit Your Space
With the New Year comes new inspiration – and new home improvement projects. A big bucket list item for a lot of our clients is installing a private home theater. Who doesn't want the perfect place to watch movies without having to deal with dirty seats and loud crowds? The integrators at Relative Home Systems work with you to find the perfect place in your Houston, Texas home for an installation depending on your space limitations, family needs, and budget. Below are some of our most popular solutions and the technology behind them.
The Dedicated Theater
The best way to get the most out of your private home theater is still to install it in a dedicated room. The environment is specially designed to isolate light and sound for the best results. In this type of setting, we encourage you to go with the full cinema ensemble.
For your surround sound, incorporate Bowers & Wilkins C800 speakers (pictured above) throughout the space to immerse yourself in high-fidelity sound. When it comes to quality and value, a screen is the best option for a large theater video display. We recommend the Runco Signature Cinema DLP projector with HD capabilities and a Smart Lens System that always remembers the exact position of your screen. For your video display, go with a Stewart Filmscreen product that has motorized masking, which lets you adapt the screen to your video’ aspect ratio. This way you can transition from TV shows to movies seamlessly without getting stuck with a warped resolution or extra screen area.
The Family Room
You can also convert your family room into a private home theater using the same manufacturers. Bowers and Wilkins offers a smaller C700 cinema line perfect for versatile media rooms. Stick to the projector-screen combination even if there’s size and space limitations. Install a retractable screen from Stewart Filmscreen with a stealth trap door that allows the screen to disappear into your ceiling when not in use.
What about taking your entertainment outdoors? Install Coastal Source speakers throughout your patio to mimic a surround sound setup. You also have plenty of video display options. Seura TVs offer 4K resolution and are glare resistant even when directly facing the sun. You can also install a screen outdoors. Go with the weatherproof Oasis line that is custom made to the size and aspect ratio you want.
Keep vulnerable components like your Blu-Ray player or media server indoors. We install an audio video system that uses matrix switchers to transmit the content from your source components to the weather-proof equipment on your patio.
To get the most out of your private home theater, we also recommend installing a Kaleidescape media server to collect all your favorite movies in one place. You can download popular HD or 4K titles or import your Blu-Ray collection. Then use your audio/video system to play a movie at the touch of a button whether you’re on your patio, living room or basement.
Do you want to install a private home theater? Contact Relative Home Systems for a custom installation designed to meet your family's unique needs.