One of the biggest misconceptions about building a home theater is that you can’t do it on a modest budget. Although you do need to invest wisely, there are several things you can do to build a beautiful theater without spending more than you can afford.

Invest in Quality Equipment

If you’re on a limited budget, spend the bulk of your money on high-quality equipment. At minimum, you need a large television and a surround-sound speaker system for your home theater. You may also want to purchase a high-end projector, a gaming console, or a media streamer. The right equipment makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone, so don’t skimp when it comes time to pick out the basics.

Add Inexpensive Touches

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your home theater look great. After you install all of your equipment, decorate with movie posters, wall sconces, and throw pillows. If you’re handy with tools, build your own concession stand and finish it with a dark stain.

Mimic the Movie Theater Atmosphere

Don’t ruin your movie-watching experience by choosing the wrong finishing touches for your home theater. With a few coats of dark paint, you can turn an ordinary room into a theater fit for royalty. Heavy curtains or window blinds are also a must, as they block out light and prevent problems with glare. Paint and window treatments don’t cost much, but they make a big difference.

Hire a Professional Installer

An experienced installer can help you choose the right home theater components and make sure they are installed correctly the first time. Even though it costs a little extra to hire a pro, you don’t have to worry about buying equipment you don’t need or paying restocking fees if you have to return an item.

Advanced Home Theater has certified installers ready to help you with every aspect of creating a home theater. If you need help selecting the right equipment or installing it in your home, call today to speak with one of our trained experts.