Cookies must be enabled to use this website.

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:HOUSE & HOME
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:79
  • eBook ISBN:9781483553498

The Complete Guide to Home Theaters

Tips and Advice On How to Turn Any Room Into a Sensational Home Theater.

by Lisa Montgomery

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview

You’ve probably seen home theaters in the pages of home improvement and technology magazines like Electronic House. You may have even encountered one at the home of a friend or colleague. Perhaps you’ve stopped at a home electronics store and have seen a home theater there. Have you ever wondered what it takes to create these elegant, high-performing A/V masterpieces? Our Complete Guide to Home Theater Planning will walk you through the process, step by step. As you’ll learn, creating a home theater requires carefully planning to get right, some imagination and plenty of time and patience. It’s hard work, but the results can be phenomenal—something that pleases every member of your family and adds real value to your house.

Description

You’ve probably seen home theaters in the pages of home improvement and technology magazines like Electronic House. You may have even encountered one at the home of a friend or colleague. Perhaps you’ve stopped at a home electronics store and have seen a home theater there. Have you ever wondered what it takes to create these elegant, high-performing A/V masterpieces? Our Complete Guide to Home Theater Planning will walk you through the process, step by step. As you’ll learn, creating a home theater requires carefully planning to get right, some imagination and plenty of time and patience. It’s hard work, but the results can be phenomenal—something that pleases every member of your family and adds real value to your house. And here’s some really good news: Any room in your house can function admirably as a home theater, as long as you design the space correctly and select and install the A/V equipment carefully. This book discusses the pros and cons of the morphing existing rooms into home theaters, as well as building a space from the ground up. The appropriate types of equipment for each type of space are suggested, and classic mistakes to avoid are divulged. And if being on the cutting edge is important to you, there’s a complete chapter dedicated to a discussion about the new audio and video trends that are worth consideration. You can take your theater project a step further by adding features like dimmable lighting, specialty seating, fiber optic “star” ceilings and more. Although these amenities will add to your bottom line, they’re an effect way to put your own personal stamp on your theater, making it a space that’s uniquely yours. We’ll introduce you to some of these unique home theaters—both ones that have been designed and installed entirely by the homeowners themselves and ones that have been created by seasoned home systems professionals. You’ll gain loads of advice and gather great inspiration for tackling your own home theater project. Good luck and happy home theater building!

About the author

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the Electronic House editorial team for nearly 20 years, most of that time as the Editor. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in simple terms, her writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes but might be unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of which home technologies are hot right now and what’s on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies, technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books, which can be found on the Electronic House website, www.electronichouse.com

Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.