You don’t have to go out of your way and drive to the local theater to have a nice movie date with your family. These days, more and more households are favoring home theater additions, particularly in their basements. What exactly makes a space viable for home theater renovations?
Concrete doesn’t promote good acoustics, so make sure that you incorporate structural techniques to absorb bass sounds. You can achieve this by raising the floor and putting up a drywall over the concrete walls. You can hang two layers of drywall with different levels of thickness, or you can set up a “floating floor” instead, one that need not be glued onto the subfloor.
Since you will be setting up electronics in your basement, make sure that it doesn’t run the risk of getting wet when your basement drips after a heavy rain. So plug up your basement’s ceiling and anywhere else where it’s likely to leak, and consider getting a dehumidifier. You can also invest in various other means of keeping moisture down, such as setting up sump pumps, drains, and others.
Now it’s time to design the layout of the room. Pay special attention to where your big screen will be placed. If you put it near the entrance, make sure that your basement has a rear door as well, so your movie experience isn’t thwarted by people constantly coming in and out of the room.