At Luxe Smart Homes, we know that every once in a while, everyone likes to sit back and relax on their sofas and allow themselves to be fully immersed in a movie or TV series and leave all the daily disruptions and stresses behind, for a few hours at least. There’s something enchanting about having the lights down low and being comfortable on the couch that allows this temporary disconnection from the outside world, that if nothing else enables your batteries to recharge.
Building a Home Cinema room in your home allows us to push the boundary as to what is possible when trying to create that immersive getaway moment. Replacing the television screen with an overhead projector instantly gives the visual experience a wider and more cinematic appearance. Significantly adding speakers to the front, middle, rear and ceiling of the room, allows us to deliver a full Dolby Atmos experience where the sound spatially moves, as you watch the screen.
A key challenge for any home cinema room installation is to achieve complete darkness, so the room is pitch black. Light diffusion from the outside world, can keep your senses grounded in the real world, instead of allowing your mind to wander into the story being told on screen. We build our home cinema rooms where there are fewest windows. Where necessary, we install blackout blinds and curtains to block out any light from the outside world. Only once you achieve this level of darkness, does the mind allow the senses to be heightened, so that the film can fully immerse the viewer.
The size of the room also plays a huge part in the design of the room. This is because the bigger the room, the more power we need to amplify the sound so that the film feels like a cinematic experience. Through our design process, we will position the speakers, screen and projector to ensure optimum performance is reached based on the size of the room.
The choice of equipment is a huge consideration at the design stage since it will have a significant contribution to the overall budget of the room. At this stage, we can provide different options for you and any considerations or implications that may have to be accounted for.
Comfort is another key consideration when designing and installing a home cinema. Through our design, we can determine the correct amount of seating to be provided in the room and allow everyone enough space to feel comfortable and relaxed yet feel the full force of the surround sound system and cinema screen. Some people specify they want to have commercial cinema-style seating in cinema rooms, whereas some homeowners want comfortable sofas and cushions. We are here to help you make these decisions. We can also either work with your interior designer to determine how the room should look or offer ideas based on our previous installations or through research.
The lighting of the room is another crucial consideration. We need darkness in the room so that the colours on the screen become more vivid; however, we also need appropriate lighting for if the film is paused during playback or people moving in/out of the room. A “home” cinema is more likely to encounter disturbances while a film is being watched. In these instances, we can automatically bring the lights on/off at a specified level when someone presses pause on the remote controller so that people can enter/exit the room safely.
Home Cinema is one of the best ways to watch your favourite films or boxset television series. You are sat in your own home, on a comfortable seat or sofa within a perfectly designed and technically executed room to immerse yourself in immersive cinema. At a commercial cinema, you may encounter chatty neighbours and sit in an area where you aren’t seeing and hearing the film at its best.
If you’re considering adding a Home Cinema room to your existing property now that a room has been vacated or are wishing to include one in your home renovation, then we can guide you through the process and find the best solution for you.