The price of the average movie ticket is $9.16, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. If you add popcorn, drinks and candy and multiply the total amount by three or more people, it’s not hard to understand why media rooms are growing in popularity.
When you watch a movie in your own home, you’re surrounded only by people you love – or at least kinda-sorta like. Plus, you get the ability to start the movie when it’s convenient for you. Enjoy all that while eating and drinking to your heart’s desire at no additional costs – who wouldn’t want a media room? If you need additional inspiration to create a media room/home theater, check out the possibilities:
This home theater in Rye, NY looks like a commercial theater, even down to the lighting and carpet. Lighting is very important in media rooms because you don’t want to trip and fall while walking in a darkened room. The strategically-placed wall lighting provides just enough guidance without affecting picture quality.
If your sound leaves something to be desired, it doesn’t matter how pretty your picture looks. Acoustic panels can help to absorb sounds from adjacent areas and increase sound clarity in the media room. The small tables in this room also provide a convenient place to put food and other items (because you might not want to put that wine bottle in a cup holder).
This rustic home theater in Los Angeles features fabric walls (for acoustics) and trim that was custom-blended to match. Sound experts usually advise against hanging pictures or other artwork in glass frames, and these homeowners wisely avoided the sound- and light-reflective issues caused by glass.
By creating separate entertaining areas, homeowners are able to maximize their options. When not viewing movies, family and friends can watch TV while playing a game of pool or sitting at the bar.