Affordable Home Theater System
For those who
enjoy their movies, a home theater system room is rapidly
moving away from being classified as a luxury. Not too many
years ago only the most expensive and opulent homes were graced
with a room design for viewing movies. The expense and room
floor space required for projection televisions were beyond the
reach of middle class family homes. Technology introduced the
flat screen and shortly thereafter digital and plasma TVs became
As the technology became mainstream, the prices
dropped and the demand for large home video systems continues to
grow. More and more often, homeowners are including a video
room when choosing the design for their new home. The large
screen led to rooms designed for viewing TV and movies. This
is quite a change in direction from years of trying hide home
entertainment from view.
Interiors designers no longer recommend cabinets
or closets to hide the entertainment components as they did year
after year. Instead, they design seating areas and sound
systems, turning rooms into real family theaters. The rooms
are multi-purpose, with the goal of an area where technology is the
center of attention.
Families play video games, listen to music from
multiple speakers placed strategically around the seating
in the room, and watch the latest movies without having to
leave home or even open cabinet doors. Designers of the audio and
video components no longer try to make the television itself appear
as traditional furniture. Instead, the units are big and
sleek with blank and stainless steel or chrome. These TVs are
meant to be seen!
The next step was a logical one - seating.
Comfortable couches, often with recliners built in. Chairs
you sink into with a small table for drinks and snacks.
Recessed lighting has become the standard and it is even possible
to purchase stadium-type seats for use in your home.
It is no longer necessary to drive miles to a
movie theater, pay high prices for entrance, popcorn and
Whether you place your home theater system in a corner of a large
room or designate an entire room for the purpose, one thing is
certain - this will be an area of your home that will be heavily
used by your family.