Keep the kids entertained when they’re spending time indoors by creating a home theater for them to enjoy. It can be done even on a tight budget with help from the following techniques:
Focus on the Audio
If you have excellent surround sound audio setup in your home theater space, you can create an exciting experience for everyone involved without the need for a full wall projection screen or huge flat screen television in place. By making audio the main attraction of your home theater, you can get away with using a smaller screen for viewing the actual movies on, which is sure to save you quite a bit of money on putting together the overall theater space.
It’s a good idea to have a home audio integration technician inspect your home theater space so you can sit down and devise an installation plan together that will provide optimal sound no matter where someone may be sitting in the room.
Your setup may consist or speakers in every corner and along the flooring of the space or may incorporate suspended speakers above movie-goers’ heads depending on the size and shape of the space you’re decking out. Ask your technician to come up with a plan that requires minimal maintenance and that won’t be at risk of damage from wear and tear due to kids using the space on a regular basis.
Enhance Basic Visibility
Because you’re incorporating a budget-friendly viewing screen that’s on the smaller side, it’s important to enhance visibility as much as possible to ensure easy watching from all seats in the room. Start by lining the wall that your screen will be placed against with black velvet material to create a theater look and feel.
Then place the television that you’ll be using on a floating shelf at least four feet above the ground, so it’s possible to see when people get up and move around while a movie is being played. Leave the rest of the wall empty of décor, so nothing distracts from the viewing screen. You can hang posters and other artwork on the three opposing walls to spice things up without taking away from the viewing area.
Create Some Floor Seating
Instead of investing in expensive couches and lounge chairs, consider creating comfortable floor seating with the help of bean bags. They are inexpensive, they provide some support and protection from the floor, and they can easily be moved around the room for optimal viewing opportunities among people of all ages and sizes. Choose bean bags that feature removable covers so they can be taken off and washed on a regular basis, which will come in handy if you plan to serve snacks during movie viewings.
These tips and tricks should make it easy to create a fun home theater for you, the kids, and their friends to enjoy even if you’re on a tight budget.