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Booking a custom home cinema designer through Airtasker has several perks. First, you get someone to design your home theatre in a way that best fits your budget. No need to worry about buying overpriced furniture or carpeting - just pieces that do the job! Next, you’ll get to work with a cinema room designer who lives nearby, so it’s easy to set up an appointment with them. Also, you get to check out reviews and customer ratings before picking a Tasker.
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Top Home Cinema Design related questions
First, consider your room shape and size. Plan the layout for the seating area, display screen, sound system, and playback system (such as laptops or DVDs). Cover any windows with curtains and shades, and break up large flat surfaces with soft furniture or drapes. If you have concrete walls, install drywall. Paint the walls and choose curtain colours that are dark and won’t affect the screen. Lastly, install carpeting to absorb sound.
Ideally, this should be a rectangular room with high ceilings. If possible, choose a room that measures 6 x 4.5 metres. This gives you space for a large and immersive display and enough seating space for you and the whole family to kick back and relax. Haven’t started on your home’s layout yet? On Airtasker, you can hire local interior designers to help you with your home theatre and the other rooms in your house.
If you are watching from a 120-inch (diagonal) screen, it is recommended that you sit from a distance of at least 8 feet away. Any closer, and you may have to turn your head from time to time to see the entire screen. Each person may have their preferences, though, so you may want to ask a local home cinema room designer for their recommendation.
Yes, it does. It takes time, energy, and money to install carpeting, pick out comfortable seats, and measure viewing distances. Homebuyers generally appreciate this “luxury” room in a house, and having a well-designed home cinema room typically adds to the market price of your home. When adding a home theatre, consult with a designer near you to get the most bang for your buck.
Dark colours, such as grey, brown, black, or burgundy, are your best bets for home cinema room walls and drapes. This is because these shades (and other dark hues) won’t interact or “bounce” on your display screen and affect the viewing experience. When designing your cinema room, avoid white and other light colours.
There are many ways to do this, such as using clever room decor, light strips, routing the cables under carpeting, or getting creative with the crown moulding or other features on your walls. When doing this, make sure that you get a licenced electrician who’ll guide you as you deal with these wires and cables.
What do home cinema design services include?
Designing your home cinema involves more than just picking out a lovely couch or recliners - you’ll need to consider the acoustics of the room, viewing distance, how colours will affect the display, and so on. When you get a Tasker to take care of your cinema room design, this specialist will guide you in picking out the finishes and furniture to help you create the best possible experience in your new home theatre.
While the details of each Tasker’s checklist may vary, you can generally expect the following items to be on their agenda:
Choosing the right room
This could be your living room, the basement, or a spare bedroom. Ideally, you should choose a rectangular room since square rooms can distort the sound. When picking out a room, try to choose one with as few windows as possible.
This is because windows reflect sound and let outdoor light peek through - things that aren’t conducive for the home theatre experience. Be sure to put heavy curtains, shades, or blinds over each window and seal out any light.
Home cinema flooring
Consider getting wall-to-wall carpeting or adding area rugs to the room. These absorb sound and are very comfortable to lounge on. If the home cinema designer does not install carpeting themselves, you can find a local carpeting specialist to do it for you.
Home cinema walls
If the walls of your chosen room are made of bare concrete, put up drywall or acoustic panels. These prevent echoes and enhance the listening experience in your theatre. In terms of colour, pick out dark shades like grey, olive, tan, or burgundy. Light and white paint or wallpaper can bounce off the display screen, so steer clear of these.
If using paint, choose a flat finish and avoid gloss or semi-gloss finishes; these can distract viewers during brightly lit scenes. Finally, avoid adding any wall art since the glass reflects sound just like a window would.
Home cinema furniture and decor
Seats should be comfortable, forward-facing, and shouldn’t have a high back, especially if there are several “rows” in the theatre. Create a balance of soft, sound-absorbing surfaces with slightly reflective materials like knick-knacks on a table.
You don’t want to absorb all the sound - the key is to create a good balance. You can easily haul your loungers or couches to the room with the help of a nearby heavy lifting team.
Home cinema lighting design
This can be as simple or as complex as you like - tell your Tasker what you envision, and wait for them to make it happen! When designing the lighting of your home theatre, look into soffits, which go around the room’s perimeter.
Recessed lights can be added below the soffits or on the ceiling to create that distinct theatre vibe. Dimmers and rope lights are also popular picks among other home theatre owners.