If you’re buying a home for sale in DC Ranch, you’ll most likely want a media and entertainment room – but if you’ve never had one before, or if you’re starting from scratch, what should you put in it? Here’s a list of seven must-haves in a media and entertainment room:
- 4K UHD TV
- Flexible seating
- Surround sound
- Smart controls
- Billiards table
- Recessed, track and adjustable lighting
7 Media and Entertainment Room Must-Haves
When you’re putting together your media room, keep in mind how many people will use it and what its primary purpose will be. Will you entertain there, or is it a place for the kids to blow off some steam? Will you only use it to watch movies, or do you want to expand it as a place for family game night? The answers to these questions will help inform your decisions about which must-haves you really need and which aren’t right for you.
4K UHD TV
You can’t watch movies in style without the best TV, so a 4K UHD is in order. The screen should be the right size to fill your field of view for maximum enjoyment, so use these guidelines when you’re planning your purchase – they’re based on where you’ll put your seating:
- 40 inches: 4 to 6 feet away
- 55 inches: 6 to 9 feet away
- 65 inches: 10 to 13 feet away
- 75 inches: 15 to 19 feet away
- 85 inches or more: 20 feet or more away
Your media and entertainment room needs flexible seating. That doesn’t mean you need to be able to move it all around the house, though – it just means you need to arrange it in ways that are good for watching movies, having conversations or just relaxing. Ideally, you’ll be able to find the right setup or move the seating just a little bit to shift activities.
Surround sound creates a theatre-like environment. You can mount the speakers around the room yourself or hire a contractor to come in and install them in the walls and ceiling to create a true theatre experience.
From the lights to the temperature, smart controls are replacing the old ways of doing things. You can control every aspect of comfort in your media and entertainment room using things like the Nest thermostat and Philips Hue lights.
Every entertainment room needs a billiards table… or card table, or game table. The point is to provide a variety of activities that will keep everyone happy.
Wet or dry, your entertainment and media room just wouldn’t be complete without a bar. You don’t have to put in a permanent bar, either – there are plenty of portable bars that look amazing and can help you create the perfect look in your space.
Recessed, Track and Adjustable Lighting
Overhead lighting is great for playing games, reading and other pursuits, but don’t forget to choose bulbs that dim. Philips Hue lights, for example, change color through the app and you can dim (or brighten) them as much as you’d like.
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