For the movie buffs in the family the usual living room and television set up just doesn't cut it. To get into your favorite movie you need a special place in the house with all the right equipment. Turning your basement into a place to enjoy your favorite hobby might seem like a big financial splurge but watching the newest blockbuster movie on a new basement movie projector or large flat screen TV with surround sound and theater seating means less need for traveling out. Your basement movie theater can really enhance your movie watching experience and it's something that can be enjoyed by everyone. Kids love cartoons on the big screen, the big game on the big screen is great family time and date night can be a stay at home event. Complete your basement media room project with a basement wet bar, popcorn machine and basement refrigerator!
Video gaming is not just for the kids anymore. Today’s 30 and 40 year olds grew up playing video games and it’s one of their favorite forms of entertainment, just the way baby boomer grew up watching sitcoms and playing pinball. Video gaming is a great hobby and to be done right it demands a dedicated space and the right equipment. Basement video game rooms or at least a portion of the basement dedicated to video gaming is a great use of the basement level. Basement video game rooms are perfect for interactive gaming and player participation games that require a little more space then the typical bedroom or family room corner.
Watching the television is a great way for a family to spend time together, but sometimes sharing the TV isn't the answer to satisfying everyone’s taste in television viewing. When a weekend of playoff games keeps the hard core fans busy, other members of the family may need a break from football and wish to view the latest action film. Having a basement TV room is the multimedia room solution for many families. It beats fighting over the remote control, missing some of the playoff action or even an all out battle for the remote controller.
Today’s digital audio equipment is capable of great sound and even greater volume. A basement audio room or music room is a great ways for music lovers to get away and enjoy their favorite sounds and at the volume they desire. The planning stages of a basement media room is the right time to layout all of the basement acoustical equipment and determine the need for basement soundproofing or acoustical rated building materials. Whether you basement sound room requires special acoustic wall panels or needs to block sound from transferring from room to room with vinyl noise barriers or vibration mounts, the planning stage is the right time to make those determinations. Acoustical foam panels, sound control doors and acostical tiles for soundproofing ceilings are all great ways for maximum basement sound control.
A basement media room designed by Finished Basements LLC will always include a detailed wiring diagram for audio and video accessories. Speaker wires and broadband outlet placements done after the finished walls, floors and ceiling are complete take much more time and effort.
Basement media room seating options are a matter of personal preference and practical application. Theater seating with several rows of attached recliners with tray tables and ergonomic design will work great for passive audio and video. Interactive gaming and multi use areas might be better served with conventional sofa and chair combinations that can be easily arranged to meet the event. The kind of seating you decide on depends on your overall budget and the level of activity you desire. If you're looking for a real movie theater experience, stadium seating is a must for your basement theater room. You can always add platforms and use leather lounge chairs as desired.
Basement media room storage should be designed around the intended use of the basement space. Built in book cases, closets, under bench seat storage and specific use designed shelving can all be incorporated into a Finished Basements LLC project.
Even if your basement is currently just cold concrete and crammed with boxes of seasonal clothing and holiday decorations, the bottom floor of your home still has loads of potential uses. Try imaging it just as you would another level above ground, just waiting to be whatever you want it to be! Call Finished Basements LLC today for a free consultation (586) 690-8807