Home Theater Planning

Section 1: Planning a Home Theater
Consider room location and size, whether you are retrofitting a room or building a home theater addition. Decide on a layout, create a wish list, and diagram the room with equipment and features.
Theater or Media Room
Custom Home Theaters
Key Considerations
Diagrams + Layouts
Budget-Friendly Options
Section 2: Choosing Audio + Visual
Armed with your design plan, visit home technology and home theater showrooms to get a feel for what’s available and compare prices.
Buying Tips
Audio Systems + Speakers
Remote Controls
Projector vs. Flat Screen
Cable + Wiring
Surge Protectors
Section 3: Creating a Theater
Comfy recliners, soundproof walls, adjustable lighting and a concession stand are among the important features that give the room a true theater feel.
Tech Trends
Media + Content Sources
10 Ways to Watch Mad Men
Section 4: Getting the Project Done
The key to a successful home theater project is working with professionals who can execute your design, suggest materials and complete your remodel.