Your home cinema should be a space where you can relax and unwind, entertain, and indulge in your favourite movies. It is a space for the whole family, friends and loved ones to come together and enjoy a little bit of luxury. In order to ensure the optimum viewing experience, there are several factors that are important to consider: this is your guide to the perfect home cinema.
Home Cinema: Lighting
Home Cinema: Sound
The market is flooded with great sound system options for your dedicated home cinema room, from 5.1 surround sound to full Dolby Atmos. From on-wall speakers to in-wall speakers and fully invisible systems, there is a large variety to choose from within a range of budgets. Your choice may be dependent on several factors, room size and shape dictates some of these options but with a knowledgeable integrator, most rooms can be made into a home theatre to suit you.
Home Cinema: Display Screen
A projector at 4K resolution is the most suitable display method for most home cinemas, with pin-sharp images and a widescreen. Brands such as Canon, B&W, Sony and Steinway Lyngdorf are popular choices, and all offer high-quality solutions. For the screen, there are acoustically transparent options meaning in-wall speakers can be mounted and hidden behind the screen.
Home Cinema: Automation
Using pre-set ‘scenes’ (a set combination of actions that the one push of a button will implement) your motorised screen drops, the climate sets to the desired temperature, the lighting dims and the sound begins. Some systems even have features that should your phone ring, or any interruption electrically occurs on your end such as your Savant doorbell ringing, the film will pause and the lights will brighten, meaning you never miss a thing.
Home Cinema: Climate control
Home Cinema: Design
Technology integrators are masters of technology, but even better home cinemas are produced in conjunction with interior designers – a cinema can be beautiful and so it should be. One of our personal favourite take-over projects was with the designers SHH shown in image one. Their vision for this project was to create a space that was aesthetically pleasing and allowed you to be immersed in whatever you watched. Having a professionally designed space maximises your enjoyment and the technology blends seamlessly to your vision.