Here Are What Homeowners Want in Their Home Theaters

Know What to Install and Upgrade For Your Clients’ Cinemas

Here Are What Homeowners Want in Their Home Theaters

Installing a private home cinema into your clients’ living spaces might seem like a huge task for designers.  Homeowners all want various products and components for their theater, but where do you even begin to make it all work together?  We’ve listed out below some select features for starting your ideal home theater installations, and how to incorporate them into the plans for your Solterra, CO clients.  Read on to see which essential technologies to include for your next installation.

Comfy Seating

Viewers sitting in a new theater are first going to notice how comfortable they are before the movie or show can even roll its opening credits.  You have endless options for different fabrics, patterns, and styles. The best choice is to pick an absorbing one, like plush seating.  

To prevent sound-muffling, it’s important to keep headrests low and to place the main seating in the “sweet triangle” – directly in the middle, between the left and right speakers.  You won’t have an obstruction of sound and will be maintaining the already natural acoustics of the room.

Wide Screen

Homeowners may have a strong opinion over whether they’d prefer a flat screen TV for their theaters, or if a projector and screen is the way to go. This is a great spot where interior designers can set their own stylistic park. Either way, 4K Ultra HD resolution will transform how your clients enjoy their movies. 

Your clients might be concerned with their décor, and whether their theater will have bulky equipment and products cluttering the room.  With hidden projectors that can lower from the ceiling and screens that can roll up when not in use, you can create the desired look for their cinema.

Motorized Shades

Depending on where your clients want their theater, there could be existing windows in the room.  When it comes to the ultimate movie-night atmosphere, intense glares and faded screens are never fun.  Automated shades and blinds can help keep the sun’s harsh rays at bay.

Using a remote or their own smartphone, viewers can lower their choice of shades with a press of a button.  There are several shades to choose from, though we recommend dual shading – with one being blackout.  Blackout shades can keep out every last bit of light, so that the theater will feel like a commercial one.


To create a completely immersive experience, placing the speakers strategically around the room is a must.  Surround sound will bring the viewers into their film’s world, and make sure everyone in the room can hear the exact same audio. Worried about bulky speakers throughout the room?

Speakers can hide in the walls or in the ceiling.  Additionally, bookshelf speakers are small and can blend in with existing decorations.  Or if a “traditional theme” is what the homeowners want, then larger, standing speakers are their best bet.

These are a few of the fundamental aspects of home theater installations, but there are so many more technologies you can add to your interior design plans.  To learn more, give us a call at (720) 295-2496 or fill out a no-obligation contact form online.