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How to Convert Your Attic to a Home Theater

by Tom Brown on Apr 10, 2013

Home theaters with huge LCD screens and deluxe sound systems are one of the hottest trends in home design today. An ideal home theater should have no windows as natural light detract the picture quality. If you are confused about which room to build your home theater in, consider your attic for the purpose. Here are some tips for building a home theater in the attic:

  • First judge whether the attic has a proper height for accommodating even the tallest guest. There should be enough head room in the attic so that a 6- foot tall person can stand straight and walk freely about the room, at least the center of the room. It's OK to have sloping roof along the sides.

  • Decide a theme for the room. This can range from the one you are already using to selecting other themes like movie, game, or something else that you like. But, since you might want your home theater to give you the feel of a theater, it is best you keep it in line with the way home theaters are built.

  • Choose the right type and size of the screen should be one of one of your primary concerns. Buy something that falls within your budget and suits your needs.

  • Decide the seating arrangement for your attic theater. Use folding chairs to test an arrangement and have person of varying heights to sit on them. Your seating arrangement should be comfortable for all audience. One person shouldn't obstruct the view of another person while watching.

  • The attic room should have wide doors to pass furniture into the room. The staircases and doorways should be broad enough to pass furniture. Consider using foam rubber furniture if the traditional ones do not fit in the room.

  • The attic should be easily accessible to guests. Pull- down attic steps are not ideal. Install a proper staircase for easy access and maximum benefit. If you are looking for space savers, you may opt for spiral staircase.

  • Have carpeted floors for sound- proofing and guest comfort. Install industrial carpeting on the walls for even more acoustic control.

  • Have illuminated light switches at the entrance and the middle of the room for safety. Install low voltage blue running lights for maximum efficiency and benefit.

  • Wall mount a fire extinguisher at the entrance and at the opposite end of the room. Have large flashlights nearby that you may need in case of power failures.

  • Have provision for quick and easy clean-ups of the theater and the room in between uses. Have a covered garbage bin near the entrance to the theater. Keep a vacuum cleaner in a closet nearby.

  • It is important to have the proper ventilation and air conditioning in the attic for proper air flow within the room. If you are a resident of Calgary, Alberta, and looking forward to installing attic venting, find the right ventilation installer. Visit here to know more.

Stuart is a renowned author. She has written many articles on different home decor and renovation projects. In this article she gives tips on how to convert the attic to a home theater.

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