Designing An Entertainment System In Your Home? 4 Things To Know
If you want to enjoy the classic movie theatre experience from the comfort of your own home, adding an entertainment system to your home is a great way to do it. If you are already in the process of designing one, it is important to get it right so that you can enjoy an optimal viewing experience. Many people tend to make a lot of mistakes when designing their entertainment system, so here are four things to keep in mind.
Consider the Placement of Your TV
A classic mistake that many people make when designing their entertainment system is a relatively simple one: they place the television too high. When people have to look up at a television even for a couple hours, neck and shoulder pain can result. Don’t make this mistake. In general, the center of the television should be at eye level. Depending upon the height of your seating, this usually means placing the television anywhere from 3 to 5 feet off the ground.
You also want to avoid placing the television in front of direct sunlight or opposite a window, as sunlight can produce reflections on your television and impede viewing quality.
Consider Optimal Distance
Another mistake people make when designing their entertainment system is that they position their seating either too close or too far away. Both can influence viewing quality. If you sit too close, for example, fine details can’t be appreciated. There is such a thing as an “optimal viewing quality,” and online calculators can help you figure this out when you’re designing a home entertainment system. A good rule of thumb, however, is that optimal distance is roughly 1.5 to 2.5 times the diagonal width of your television.
Avoid Placing Speakers in Furniture
Not everyone likes the idea of having speakers on display. However, speakers are crucial to your entertainment system and putting them inside furniture can muffle sounds.
Consider a Custom-Built Entertainment System
Perhaps you’ve picked out the best television, the best speakers, etc. But have you considered a custom-built entertainment system? Custom-built entertainment systems will take the design elements of your home into consideration, maximize space and create a beautiful-looking entertainment system that adds value to your home.
Top Shelf Organizers is a premier custom cabinet designing and manufacturing company that can help to boost the value of your home with our high-quality, custom entertainment systems. Contact us today for more information.