GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
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DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
Want to create that impressive movie experience at home and enjoy it with your friends and family? With more affordable TVs, widescreen projectors and a variety of providers broadcasting the latest box sets, the home theatre will become everything you ever wanted. Whether you are planning to convert your basement or garage into a picture palace, or want to get the most out of a flat-screen, the following ideas and tips will help you create a great home theatre.
Creating a home theatre is not as complicated, unattainable or as expensive as it sounds, although you surely can invest a lot of money in it. Right from the start, it is important to ensure that the ambient noise emitted from it does not disturb the environment (you will not want the sound to spill over your house, let alone the neighbours).
First things first: how many people will stay in your home theatre? Do you intend it to be your intimate family affair, or to organize movie nights with friends and enjoy the latest cinema masterpieces? This is very important because the amount of seats you need dictates the space you need.
The other important thing is the layout - determine the size of the screen, the proximity of the seats to the screen (or angle of view), the seats for the speakers and other equipment ... you will want to have comfortable seats, too, so you should think about it in time.
Fun fact: Rectangular rooms make better cinema rooms than square rooms because they give you more flexibility in seating.
The next question that arises is what to choose: TV or projector screen? And what size? Also, even if you have a vision of what you want, there are many factors within each of the choices that can influence your decision.
OLED TVs, 4K TVs, Smart TVs? what is the best choice? Here are some facts that may help you understand what you want.
If you are looking for a screen larger than 100 inches, the only way to get one is with a projector.
When it comes to sound, acoustics, and noise, you must get the most out of these things. First, consider where your home theatre will be located about other rooms in your home, as soundproofing will be necessary, as we have previously indicated. The home theatre audio system bounces around walls, ceilings, and floors. Limiting that rejection is key to achieving the perfect home theatre sound that won't interfere with your daily life.
When it comes to acoustics, make sure you get carpet panels that attach to the walls of rooms like this and that absorb sound rather than transfer it. If you think this may look ugly, tap the walls. Also, the home theatre floor must have a thick wall-to-wall carpet for the same reason. If you have windows in your home theatre, install thicker curtains that block light and absorb sound. The doors of a home theatre must be solid, by no means one with a hollow core. Upholstered seats with soft material - in addition to being comfortable, they also play a big role in home theatre sound absorption.
Ambient sound, on the other hand, is the unwanted sound that comes from outside your home theatre and the isolation explained above will help you combat this problem as well. Even if you can find a dedicated space for your home theatre, sounds like a dishwasher, children in other rooms, plumbing sounds, and other mundane sounds often impair the viewing experience.
For your home theatre, of course, you need to connect all the cables properly and pay attention to your internet connection.
Streaming movies or programs require a stable bandwidth provided by a wired Internet connection. Ethernet cables should be made of solid copper - Cat5e minimum. The Cat5 CCA is much cheaper, but in fact, aluminium is copper coated and will not work well. Cat6 is more expensive because it offers more bandwidth but is the best choice.
In any case, it is advisable to consult an early stage installation specialist. In addition to your needs, the professionals will consider the potential use of the room in the future and will ensure that you have sufficient coaxial and internet and power points.
Make sure you create the perfect seating arrangement for your home theatre with a little simple math. Begin drawing a two-line seat layout from the estimated seating position to the edges of the estimated screen size, and this will be your viewing angle, which ideally should be less than 33-35 ° to 40 ° for complete enjoyment.
And finally, address the aesthetic segment of your home theatre. Have you ever imagined what he would look like? The only thing that matters is that you will feel comfortable and relaxed, be it the traditional type of cinema or the modern one, with unusual furniture and popcorn space.
Older cinemas have sloping floors, while contemporary cinemas have steeply seated seats. The home theatre seat layer is relatively easy to build with a panel frame of two to six or two to eight mounted on the edge. Pay attention to the carpet tips, once again, and you will create the ideal atmosphere of a real cinema. Movie marathon can begin!