When you sit down to watch a movie at home, it should feel just like a local theater. It’s why you’ll probably spend lots of time researching the best equipment. I bet your screen and speakers will cost you a fortune.

If you’re like most people, there are still some things you’ll miss. Little tricks that make the experience a bit more memorable. Here are a few extra tips to help you build the ultimate home theater.


Replace Windows For Better Sound

It’s pointless spending lots on the best speakers if too much external noise gets into the room. Getting replacement windows in Burnaby and other populated cities might be necessary due to factors like traffic levels.

Who wants to sit down to watch a movie only to hear someone honking their horn outside? Your movie theater doesn’t need to be 100% soundproof, but you shouldn’t be able to hear loud noises coming from outside.


Blackout Shades Block Out Light

The Canadian Choice windows & doors producer says lots of customers who build home theaters get blackout shades for their windows. Once you close the shades it won’t let any light inside, which is perfect when you’re watching movies.

Have you tried to watch TV with light bouncing off the screen in the past? It’s so annoying you want to switch it off. In an ideal world, you don’t want any light to get inside to replicate the ambiance of a local theater.


Keep A Small Fridge In Your Theater 

It’s always a good idea to keep a small fridge inside your home theater, or a big one if you have enough space. You must make sure friends and family can grab cold drinks and snacks without leaving the room.

If not, they’ll ask you to press pause every time they get up. You’ll have to sit and wait for them to run to the kitchen. Pressing pause is okay if you’re by yourself, but it must be avoided when you have company.


Lying Back On Comfy Recliner Chairs 

Comfortable chairs are more important than anything else when you’re watching movies at home. Screen quality means nothing unless you’re fully relaxed. Recliners are the top choice because you’ll want to lie back.

A lot of people choose leather when they’re building a home theater. The fabric is easy to wipe if you spill food and drink on it, plus it’s comfy enough to lie on for hours. You can even find some with built-in cup holders.


Hang Iconic Movie Posters On The Wall

Walking into a home theater should feel as magical as walking around Disney World. It should bring up great memories of going out to see movies as a child. The finishing touches you apply to the room can take it to the next level. 

Hang up iconic movie posters you love, but make sure they’ve been framed to add elegance. Paint the walls dark gray or deep violet. You could even get a portable popcorn machine to ensure it smells magnificent.


Little Touches Can Make A Big Difference

These little tips might seem insignificant at first glance, but they will make a big difference to your experience. If you manage to implement all of them you won’t regret it.