Dreaming Of A Home Theater? 5 Design Choices To Get You Started

If you have space for one, a home theater is a great way to entertain both your family and friends. You’ll get the surround sound and big picture experience of going to a theater without needing to deal with lines, worry about seats, or navigate around other people.

Another great thing about a home theater is that you can customize it to your exact style and design preferences, meaning you can fit it to the rest of your home or make it its own entertainment space. If you’ve been thinking about getting a home theater, these design choices will help you get started.

  1. Wall Murals

You can get a movie theater feel right at home without the outdated look. Consider a mural for your walls, either using the theme of cinema or something else entirely.

  1. Carpeting

A thick-pile carpet will help you dim the sound of your theater from disrupting the rest of your home. Choosing a dark color will make sure that movie watchers aren’t distracted and have a comfortable place to rest their feet.

  1. Track Lighting

You don’t want the abrupt change of turning off overhead lights to focus on a screen, so dimmable track lighting will give you enough light to get settled before the big show. Keeping your lighting on a low setting during films can also help reduce eye strain and help people get in and out as needed.

  1. Seat Risers

A home theater will be small enough to accommodate at least two or three rows of seats, but you’ll give everyone an excellent viewing experience by putting seats beyond the first row on risers. As a bonus, you can use that extra space to help dampen excess sound, or even use it for storage.

  1. Seating Areas

Get creative with space usage by making a seating arrangement instead of just traditional theater seats. A couch is a great way to lay back or cuddle with a loved one, and adding a row or two of theater seats behind this setup creates a separate area giving everyone options.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Concerns About Safety? How To Strategically Place Security Cameras Around Your Home

No matter where you live, there are always unexpected surprises that may have you wanting a better security system. If that’s the case, security cameras are a great way to give yourself and your family peace of mind.

But just putting security cameras around your residential property won’t always be useful – you need to place your cameras in the right places. These tips will help you strategically set cameras so that you and your family know you’re protected all the time, whether or not you’re at home.

Points of Entry

One of the key places you’ll want cameras is anywhere that someone could easily enter your home, from your front door to any balconies to your garage. Chances are someone is going to try these places first if they want to break in before looking for alternatives, so focus on first-floor and entryways to start. Not to mention, you’ll have the ability to watch for packages or home deliveries even when you’re not there.

Rear Windows

Most burglars will choose to break one of your back windows to get in rather than one that is facing a street or other homes. Make sure the rear side of your property, particularly any windows, can be seen by cameras clearly.

Side Gates

A strategically placed camera near a side gate can be a way to monitor any activity in and out of your backyard. Not only will this help you keep an eye out for intruders, but you can also make sure kids and other family members are always safely behind a locked gate.

Basements

Whether your basement has an exterior access door or just a small window, intruders will often look to these spaces as entry points because they’re less likely to be heard. Place a camera near the top of your basement stairs so you can get a view of anyone coming in, and a very clear picture if they do make it inside.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


4 Outdoor Entertainment Setups The Whole Family Will Enjoy

Who doesn’t love getting the whole family together to watch the latest blockbuster or your favorite sitcom? But it can be hard to spend time indoors when the weather is so pleasant outside.

Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice cool fall nights or warm summer days, and instead, can set up your own outdoor entertainment system. Be ready to entertain friends and family in your backyard at the drop of a hat with these four outdoor entertainment ideas.

  1. The Comfortable Lounge

Keep things casual with a comfortable – and colorful – lounge space in your backyard. For a more rustic feel, create an outdoor deck with different finishes of wood, and cap things off with a flat-screen TV, plenty of benches and stools for seating, and some simple string lights to up the ambiance.

  1. The Outdoor Theater

With a large projection screen, you can make any movie or TV show come to life in your outdoor theater. You can choose permanent seating or options that can quickly be moved around to different outdoor spaces to allow for a bigger crowd when you have one. Get really authentic and find a popcorn maker so you can serve fresh-popped treats to guests.

  1. The Convertible Space

In some climates, it’s nice to be outdoors nearly year-round, but that doesn’t mean that you always want to be exposed to the elements. Take advantage of patio space right off of your house with a nice-size flatscreen TV, some couches and tables, and outdoor curtains that can be pulled shut to create a real indoor/outdoor entertainment space.

  1. The Pool Party

Have a great pool? Consider placing a large TV or projection screen nearby so that guests can watch while staying cool in the water. Try wiring your backyard area with a sound system so that people can hear no matter where they are.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.