COVID-19 has forced us to change our lives in such a drastic manner. As a result, it has temporarily taken away activities we used to enjoy, such as catching the latest blockbuster at your local movie theater, for the sake of preventing and slowing down the spread of this serious virus.
However, with so many streaming services, smart projectors, smart televisions, and even smart furniture available now and many big blockbuster films available via on-demand, now is the perfect time to consider planning out your very own theater before we start construction on your smart home.
The Harlingen-based smart home builders of Smart Home Construction would like to lay out some of the key benefits of having a home theater within your smart home and some essential aspects to lay out a blueprint for one.
Why Build A Smart Home Theater?
Although we are unable to go to a physical movie theater at this time, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate the same experience within your smart home! In fact, building your very own smart theater within your smart home can be better than your normal movie theater experience, away from the commute, expensive popcorn, and long movie trailers.
On top of that, you have full control of how you want to incorporate smart technologies and design an interior space to give it the perfect aesthetic you can envision! Whether you are a sci-fi aficionado or are into classic cinema, there are endless possibilities on what aesthetic you want to give your smart home theater to make it as comfortable as you want it to be.
4 Key Smart Technologies to Consider for Your Smart Home Theater
1. Great Sound Systems
One of the biggest parts of a movie theater experience is the thrilling surround sound that reverberates across the auditorium. You can accomplish this same feeling by investing in a surround sound system that best fits your needs and space when designing your smart home theater.
For instance, take the Sonos 5.1 Beam Surround Sound Set with Voice Assistant. This smart sound system is mostly wireless, save for the power cord and HDMI port, and it offers crisp surround sound without all of the tangled cabling, so you can place these speakers–that speak to each other through your WiFi–all around your home theater to recreate a theater’s surround sound. It also comes with Alexa/Google Assistant voice control, over 50 music services, and an intuitive app that can make it all happen.
2. Comfortable Seats
Remember when we complained about how small or uncomfortable some seats at the theater were? With your very own smart home theater, you don’t have to worry about that.
Take in the epitome of luxury with smart furniture. A smart recliner can offer comfort you can’t find in a theater with powered head and footrests, and charge your smartphone with its built-in USB port.
Keep your drinks cool and your snacks nearby with a smart coffee table by Sobro. This innovative coffee table not only features a refrigerator, but it also has dual bluetooth speakers, LED lights on its underside, 2 USB ports, and 4 outlets. This definitely beats having to miss a part of the movie to go get snacks.
3. Crisp Picture Quality
With a stunning picture, and larger than life quality, the silver screen is the iconic landmark for a movie theater itself. While it may not be possible to buy an actual full-sized wall to wall screen, the current options you have on the market today have never been better.
Current smart televisions are essentially the new standard when it comes to experiencing the highest picture quality within your own home, and many do come with voice control, app-store integration, and 4K resolution. If TVs aren’t something you are necessarily looking for, there are top-of-the-line projectors that can best mimic the silver screen experience with the same capabilities mentioned before, even portable!
Nevertheless, the sizing of how you want the picture to be displayed all varies on how much space you have, as well as your overall budget.
4. Smart Lights
Traditionally, movie theater lights are dimmed down and darkened, but you have the option to contradict the standard experience and truly make it your own!
With many smart bulbs and light strips that can be adjusted via smartphone app or through a central hub, you can customize your space with the most unique ambiance that best fits the mood of the film and give it an extra emphasis within the experience!
Build Your Perfect Smart Home Theater, and Smart Home, From the Ground Up!
If you’re in the early stages of building a smart home from scratch or looking to start, the Cameron County smart home builders of Smart Home Construction can help you create and design the perfect blueprint to accommodate all your smart home theater needs.
Additionally, you can check our websites for current listings for ready-to-go smart homes for sale in Harlingen here!