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Basement Home Theatre Ideas

After a long day at work, watching movies in your own home is a nice treat. If you’re ready to commit or just considering getting one, we’ve got some fantastic home theatre ideas for you.

Real movie theater and entertainment rooms have lately grown in popularity. They are both a joy to entertain in, and they may improve the resale value of your house. If you’re considering to start a basement remodeling project or upgrading basement space, check out these basement home theaters ideas. This advice will assist you in avoiding making any mistakes when it comes to space planning.

  • Size Of The Basement

Before you begin the basement remodel into your home theatre, consult one of our basement design team. They will help you determine the best basement home theater ideas according to your budget. However, the first step should be to measure the basement itself. This involves measuring the length and width of each wall in the basement, as well as any doorways that are located there.

  • Dampness In The Basement

Check for dampness in the basement to ensure that it doesn’t leak water into the system during rainstorms or other adverse weather conditions. It’s important to use materials that won’t react with moisture to prevent future problems with mould infiltration later on down the line. Not having damp space could actually increase your monthly utility bills because excessive humidity can cause air conditioning ducts and heating ducts to rust and rot.

  • Lighting In The Basement

You can choose from three basic types of proper lighting for your home theatre: ambient, task and smart. Ambient lighting is used to light the whole room evenly, creating an overall glow that illuminates all objects but doesn’t highlight any one object in particular. Task lighting focuses on a specific area or thing, highlighting it by giving you better contrast. This method is often used for TV sets by angling the lights toward the television set directly without shining too much onto the rest of the room. Finally, smart lighting provides optimal viewing and unforgettable visual experience because it focuses only on select areas of interest.

  • Wiring

Next, ensure that your setup is wired properly and up to code. When watching a movie, the last thing you want is for the screen wall to go black due to a faulty wiring connection. If there are no spots available near the TV or in other suitable locations in your home theatre, consider installing points in both places and having a long wire run between them. Avoid running wires across doorways, and anywhere excessive wear and tear can damage them. 

  • The Ceiling And Basement Walls

When hanging the flat-screen TV, you have two choices: using a mounting bracket or using picture-hanging wire to hang it on the cinderblock wall above your eminently comfortable cinema chair. A mounting bracket is probably the most secure way of making sure that the TV won’t fall off and crash onto your head (in which case you’d likely sue). If you choose this method, make sure there’s enough overhead clearance for the bracket to be properly installed before telling your installer how high up you want it placed. 

  • WiFi Signals

When placing your wireless routers, consider their location. Do you need more than one router? Will internet access be limited in certain areas of your home theatre? Will you need a signal booster in case the connection is weak? Make sure to separate them by at least 2 rooms so that there’s no interference between them during high-bandwidth activities like streaming movies or playing online multiplayer games. 

  • The Floor

The basement floor covering plays a key role in designing your home theatre; remember, this is a place where you sit and relax, so any type of flooring should have some cushion to it. If your basement has exposed pipes, consider covering them or having something else sitting on top of them, so there’s no tripping hazard. Also, consider having a rug on top of the floor to add some softness and insulation, so you don’t feel the cold or heat coming up from under it. If you need more ideas on what you can turn your basement into, how about basement kids room?. Or if that kind of renovation doesn’t work for you, maybe it’s better to convert it to additional basement bathroom?

 

Top 10 Basement Home Theater Design Ideas

  • Sophisticated Colour Home Theater

What makes this home theatre so sophisticated is the colour scheme. The seats are upholstered in light grey fabric, contrasting nicely with the forest green carpeted floor. The walls are painted in a deep blue offset by the ornate white moulding.

  • Man’s Cave Basement Home Theater

This basement home cinema room with the pool table has masculine written with its black walls and retro entertainment center. Instead of having ceiling lights to brighten up the area, recessed lighting was utilized on top of shelves to give off a nice effect.

  • Home Theater With Miniature Design

If you’re into model building, this is the home theatre for you. The display shelves are filled with models of ships, planes and all sorts of other miniature accessories that will keep your attention during movies.

  • Home Theater in The Woods

This home theatre room feels almost rustic because everything in it has a natural look, including the walls, which have a wood panelling design. A checkered patterned rug covers the floor, while several ornate lamps are placed around the area giving it its own charming lighting effect.

  • Contemporary Home Theater

Being surrounded by white walls does not mean that there’s no character to be found in this basement theater. Tricks like using ceiling lights to double as wall sconces and having a white carpet to go with the decor make this space feel like it’s straight out of a modern home.

  • Basement Home Theater With Comfy Seat

This basement home theatre room is not only decked out in contemporary decor, but it also features some comfy chairs and plush sofas for your viewing pleasure. To make sure that everyone can see the movie clearly, there are small lamps placed on top of each seat.

FAQ

It's best to consult a professional basement renovation company when you're ready to start building your dream home theatre. We are the experts and can design it for you to work perfectly with the space allotted. 

If you're living in an older home with a basement, the chances are that it doesn't have too much use for you other than storage space. Converting the basement into another livable area will just improve your home's value and give you more options about how to spend your time at home (watch TV, play video games or hang out, for example).

It will cost anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000 to turn a basement into a home movie theatre on average. This is a broad price range because many factors should be considered, such as carpeting, custom wall, lighting, extra seating, risers, projection screen size, speaker wire system, and soundproofing.

The size of your basement will play a key role in helping you determine how much work needs to be done on it so that it can become an effective home theatre. As previously mentioned, if the room lacks proper insulation and surround sound proofing, this should be taken care of first since these factors can help or hinder the viewing experience.

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