If you’re thinking of adding a home theatre in your house there are some important things to consider.

How big is your TV?

The size of your TV is important. Theatres usually look best when they are built into cabinets, or cabinets frame the sides of the TV. Consider how many people will need to easily view the screen. You might also consider if you need storage for DVDs nearby.

How many devices will you have hooked up to your home theater?

You next need to consider all the other electronics involved. Think of all the different devices that you’ll want to connect to the TV and make sure there is room for each of them in your design. This might include in-wall speakers, overhead projection, sound bars or other stereo equipment, and appliances such as coffee makers!

What materials will you want to use for your cabinets?

What are your theater cabinets going to be made from? It’s likely your home theater will be a centerpiece of your living space. It’s important to make sure the cabinets are made by a leading Canadian manufacturer. Whatever material you use, they have to be sturdy enough to safely support the weight of all the electronic components and the TV. You might also consider the furniture and flooring in the room.
Which brings us to another key factor – location.

Where’s your home theater going to be?

Where your theater is located will have a big impact on the design. Will it be in the center of a main wall, or set into a corner? Those are two very different design choices. Make sure to plan for different times of day and where sunlight comes in through your windows. Nothing ruins a good show more than not being able to see the screen because of glare! Ideally, wherever you place it, the TV should be located a little above eye level to reduce neck strain. (When seated on the couch, eye level for most people is between 40-48 inches.)

Design for adequate air flow

Air flow is another important thing to consider. Electronics give off a lot of heat. Your theater cabinets must be designed in a way that allows plenty of air to reach them, or they may overheat and break down.

A Great Winter Project

There are a lot of factors to consider in building the cabinetry for a home theater system. But the good news is you don’t have to do it alone. Spectrum Cabinet Gallery is here for you! Our pros will guide you through every step of the process – through planning and design to building and installation. Remember: If you can dream it, we can build it! Get started today!