Home Theater Installation

Design the Perfect Entertainment Space

If you’ve been thinking about adding a new home theater to your house, it’s important to consider all the factors involved with Home Theater Installation. You may have the perfect seating options and an extensive movie library, but what sort of theater equipment will be best for your home? At Turn-Key Smart Homes in Houston, we can provide professional installation for your new theater space, creating a beautiful room where you’ll love spending as much time as you can.

 

Choosing a Room

Perhaps you already have a room that’s perfect for a viewing area, and you’re ready to get started on installation. However, if you’re renovating your home or you’re still contemplating which room will be best, there are some things to consider before contacting a home theater professional about Home Theater Installation.

The Ceiling and Walls

Every room has a ceiling and walls, and knowing the dimensions of your potential space can help you when it comes time to choose the audio and visual components for the room. A vaulted ceiling can be a drawback when it comes to watching TV and movies, as the sound can travel up and out instead of towards the viewers. You’ll also have to consider the dimensions of your new theater screen and where you will place the surround sound speakers for optimal audio performance. You’ll want the speakers to be mounted high enough so that the sound can travel down to the seating area. Standard eight- to 10-foot ceilings are often ideal for new theater rooms.

When it comes to the walls, you’ll have to consider how you will run and hide the wires that are necessary for your new home cinema. Integrating “smart panels” that contain your cables and wires for audio and video will help you hide everything for a clean and seamless look on the wall. This is especially helpful if you’re mounting a new flat screen TV instead of opting for a high-definition projector screen. It may require you to run new wires and cables behind your walls, so keep in mind the demolition and restoration that may be required to set up everything the way you want it.

Windows and Doors

You’ll have to have a door in order to get into your new home theater, but it’s important to know what type of door is best. Glass doors are not ideal, as they can let in light and sound from outside the room, and aren’t always the best for acoustics. You’ll want a door that isn’t hollow, and that closes securely when you’re watching something.

When it comes to windows, the biggest concern is natural light. Sunlight can cause glare on the screen, and while you can hang blackout curtains or add shades, these can absorb sound and affect the room’s acoustics. Basement rooms can be ideal for home entertainment areas, since they have minimal windows and the ones they do have are often smaller in size.

The Room’s Shape

You’ve most likely been to your local movie cineplex, and you’ve noticed how the each theater is arranged. The room is often longer than it is wider, and this can be something to keep in mind when designing your home viewing area. By placing the screen at one end of the room and arranging the seating far enough back from the screen, you can create the optimal area for TV, movies, and video games. You might be thinking about creating stadium seating, like the design found in commercial theaters, and having a room that is longer than it is wide can help retain the space and legroom you want. You’ll also want to be sure that everyone can walk in and out of the room without having to maneuver around a bunch of furniture.

Have a Room In Mind?

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Choosing New Home Theater Equipment

Choosing the right home theater equipment doesn’t have to be difficult, and the experts at Turn-Key Smart Homes are here to help. We offer the latest in audio and video technology, and we can assist you in picking the best options for your particular setup. Everything from the projector to the speakers play a part in creating the optimal theater experience, and we want you to enjoy your new entertainment area for many, many years!

The Projector

More and more homeowners are discovering the benefits of a high-definition projector in their theater rooms, and we’re proud to offer some of the finest options on the market. Depending on your specific needs, we’ll suggest the ideal choice for your home. We have 1080P and 4K projectors that will display a crisp, clear picture every time you turn it on. We’ll also pair your projector with the right screen, customized to the proper dimensions so that it fits your room perfectly.

Sound Options

No home theater is complete without the best speakers, and our team understands how to choose the right options for a room. Everything from the receiver to the subwoofer and the wall speakers are integral to creating the right atmosphere and experience when you watch your favorite shows or movies. You want to be able to hear both the giant explosions in an action movie and the whispered dialogue in a dramatic thriller.

We have many speaker and subwoofer options to choose from, and we’ll gladly explain the features and benefits of each one. We’ll lay out the optimal placement of your speakers so that there is sound all throughout the room, and your acoustics don’t suffer.

Precise Control

The invention of the remote control revolutionized how people watched television, and the technology has only gotten better over time. Our smart home experts can provide you with a universal remote control that lets you adjust the picture and sound settings at will, or we can discuss setting up tablet and smartphone controls for your new home theater. Integration is a key component these days, and we want you to enjoy the comfort and convenience of precise control every time you sit down to watch something.

Surge Protection

It’s no mystery that the Houston area can experience inclement weather, and you don’t want your theater area to be damaged because of a storm surge or power outage. We can provide a surge protector that will protect your projector, receiver, and other peripherals from damage in the event of a storm. We’ll also let you know about the warranty options regarding your equipment and what is protected under the agreement.

Professional Labor

There’s nothing we love more than seeing the look on a happy customer’s face when we finish with our professional installation. We’ll make sure all cables and connectors are where they need to be, and that your new theater area looks exactly as you envisioned it.

We want you to have the perfect home theater area that you and your family can enjoy for many years. A cinema room not only adds to the comfort of your home, it can also add to the value should you decide to sell it at any point in the future.

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When you’re looking for the best audio and video equipment and technology in Houston, call Turn-Key Smart Homes today!

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The Optimal Home Theater Experience

If you love watching movies at home, then you want the optimal audio and video experience. You might see some films in theaters, but your ultimate enjoyment comes from sitting down and watching them again at home. If you’re contemplating setting up a home theater area, TK Smart Homes in Houston can help. We can provide professional installation, integration, and the latest equipment for your specific situation.

Optimal Viewing

You might not know much about aspect ratio or letterboxing, but our expert team understands how to set up your screen and projector for optimal viewing. Older movies that were translated from film to VHS or DVD had their aspect ratio altered to fit the standard television dimensions. When flat screens debuted, movies were able to retain their original aspect ration and their black letterbox on the top and bottom of the picture, meaning that you didn’t lose anything from either side of the frame. Our services will provide you with high-resolution, widescreen enjoyment for years to come!

The other factor to consider when thinking about optimal viewing is where your seating is located. You were told as a child not to sit so close to the TV, and the same is true in your home theater. The size of your screen will determine how close or far away your chairs or couches need to be, and we can help you decide on the best placement for your seating.

For example, if you have a 50-inch high-def TV, you’ll want to be at least seven feet away from the screen. You’ll also want to have the screen mounted high enough so you’re looking pretty much straight ahead while seated. If you’re going to recline in your new theater-style seating while watching a movie, you may need to adjust the height of the screen. As the screen size increases, the farther away you need to be, and since we have screen size options up to 115 inches, you’ll want to plan your theater room accordingly.

Optimal Sound

The other integral factor of a home cinema is the sound. Having the right speakers can make all the difference, and you’ll want to be sure each speaker is in the right place. The subwoofer should be placed near or on the floor, and it’s responsibility is to translate the bass tones of whatever you’re watching. The dialogue should come out of the speakers on either side of the screen, and the ambient and environmental sounds should be distributed to the speakers placed around the room. By choosing the right audio receiver, you’ll be able to optimize the channels so that the sound goes where it’s supposed to so that you and your family have an optimal audio experience.

Optimal Seating

We mentioned above how far back your theater seating will need to be, but how it is arranged will be determined by a number of factors. How many seats will you have? How large or plush will each chair be? Do you want to design theater-style stadium seating? Knowing the answers to these questions before we begin installation can help you envision the optimal setup for your home cinema room.

Choosing your seating doesn’t have to be hard, and our team will gladly answer your questions regarding the optimal products.

We’ve installed theaters all across the Houston area, and we have seen all kinds of designs and configurations. Leave the Home Theater Installation to us!

It is best to choose a material that’s durable and easy to clean, and you’ll want to pick a color that matches the design and decor of the room.

When adding your seating, a basic principle to follow is to allow three feet by three feet on the floor for each seat. This means that each spot is three feet wide by three feet deep, which allows space for the arm rests and any reclining features. If you’re going to have multiple rows of seats in the room, allow at least two feet between each row. This provides the space that people need to comfortably walk in and out of the row, as well as the room necessary for a chair’s footrest when it is reclined.

Call us at (281) 205-0300 or fill out the form below to get in touch with a member of our team.

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Call us at (281) 205-0300 or fill out the form below to get in touch with a member of our team.

We look forward to hearing from you!