Whether it is to relax after a long day of work, getting some alone time, or having a space to share with your friends, a man cave is worth the investment and can bring a lot of satisfaction into one’s life. To build the ultimate man cave, it is crucial to invest money into having a home theater. Most of us cannot imagine a man cave without a large television with entertainment features, which is why it is important to understand the current trends in technology.
The Dimensions of the Cave
Before beginning the project, you must have a good understanding of the room’s dimensions. The distance from the screen to the seating area is one of the most important things to consider. If your man cave is on the smaller side, you might want to avoid an 85-inch television and settle for something in the 60 – 70-inch range. This makes it so you can enjoy all of the pixels without having to strain your neck or eyes. Before beginning the project, it is also important to determine if the project requires electrical work since the wiring and project will require some extra space.
The Seats in the Cave
The seating arrangement can then be focused on once the distancing is figured out. Most man caves have a general rule of there being an open seating plan that fills unused space. If you are dealing with a large room, placing seats in the middle can ruin the feeling of a cave and gives it a “just another room in the house” vibe. To prevent this from happening, the seats should be placed against the walls. Storage containers can also be used to fill the open areas and make the room more compact. This open seating arrangement gives the man cave a comfortable place to relax in and helps form a connection with those around you.
As we have mentioned, the size of the TV is dependent on the dimensions of the room. It is also wise to install a high-quality sound system that adjusts to the amount of space. The man cave is a great place to install a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system. However, it will take time to determine the ideal location for them and how you will run the speaker wires if they are not wireless. We strongly recommend that the TV has smart features, such as Amazon’s Fire TV, where you will have access to tens of thousands of channels along with streaming services like Netflix, and Amazon Prime.
Contact us at Accurate Electronic Interiors if you need help in setting up your home theater and SMART home electronics. We can help you create the ultimate Man Cave, quickly and easily.
Creating the home theater for your dreams doesn’t have to be hard, and working with the right designer and builder will ensure that this space becomes a reality. Below are some of the items you’ll want to consider adding to your home theater.
Things That Should be Included in the Home Theater of Your Dreams
1. Comfy Seating
If you don’t have comfortable seating in your home theater, you don’t really have a dream media space. Your idea of what makes comfortable seating will be unique, but this is the most important thing to consider when building your dream home theater. You’ll want to decide if you are going to add a couch or have viewing platforms so that everyone can see the screen. No matter which option you choose, don’t forget to add cupholders!
2. The Right Technology
In addition to the right seating, the next important aspect of your home theater is the type of technology you incorporate. Do you want a projector that displays the picture onto a screen? If you go with a TV, how large does it need to be so that everyone can see it clearly? Should you be looking into 4K? Will you include surround sound in the space?
Knowing which technology to add to your home theater will depend on personal preference and your budget. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the right technology for your home (we’d be happy to help).
Whether you’re settling in to watch a movie or a sports event, the moment isn’t perfect without refreshments. Of course, you don’t want to have to leave the theater room to get your snacks, so incorporating a food and beverage station into the space is a good idea. You might want to consider adding a fridge with freezer, a microwave, a popcorn maker and a bar. You’ll also need space for glasses, plates and bowls, so don’t forget to add cupboards into your plan.
While you want your home theater to be dark so that you can see whatever is on the screen, you don’t want it to feel like a cave. Adding the right lighting and potentially a window can help with that. You always have the option of adding room darkening shades to ensure that the room gets dark enough to see the screen during the day.
Put Your Plans Into Place
If you’re ready to design your home theater, you need to work with a professional. At Accurate Electronic Interiors, we have the skills and expertise to ensure you get the home theater you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today to see what we can do to ensure that you enjoy your living environment to the utmost.
Our customer requested that AEI completely update their antiquated system. The goal was to increase space and bring the technology up to today’s standards, while focusing on being..easy to use.
We removed the entire cabinet and placed a 75″ LED TV with a Golden Ear sound bar below TV screen on the wall. The Sub-woofer is hidden behind chair in the theater corner. Rear Golden Ear Surround Speakers are placed onto speaker stands and located behind the viewing area.
Customer added their own cabinet below TV to complete the updated look.
All necessary equipment was reinstalled into new rack-cabinet at opposite corner of room. Rack contains all home-theater components, house audio distribution amplifiers and DirecTV receivers.
RTI Programmable Remote Control easily and intuitively navigates to all system operations including the theater lighting, accomplishing the primary goal of “easy to use.”
Technology Makes It Possible.
AEI Makes It Simple.
For example this lift will allow the TV to raise up through the hardwood floor, and when lowered you will never even know it was there! It’s amazing.
Perfect for clients that really don’t like the visual clutter of technology in their homes this offers an alternative solution that is easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
AEI customer’s request was – “To make it louder, faster and in your face!” We figured, we’ve got this.
Bruce Powell, AEI’s Sr. Technician and Programmer, went to work.
We started by taking the standard Play-seat assembly and re-fabricated the monitor mounts that came from factory for the 40″ LED TV and we fabricated a cross member support to stabilize the new 65″ curved LED TV and LCR speakers.
Rear Surround speakers placed behind drivers seat. All components consolidated within equipment rack for ease of use and extra storage for miscellaneous devices, games, racing gloves and racing shoes.
The end result….a gaming station that rocks and one very happy client!
Technology Make It Possible.
AEI Makes It Simple!
AEI creates an internal wiring network in the home that supports telephone, cable TV, digital satellite and in-house computer services.
The design and construction of today’s custom home is not complete without a properly designed and executed wiring system capable of delivering content from outside service providers and handling the flow of data within the home. Satellite companies will offer television, phone, and internet. Phone companies will offer internet. Cable TV companies will offer phone and internet. Service provider companies will offer high-end audio and video on-demand capabilities.
That’s why homes today need an improved wiring method to handle all of the new electronic equipment and services, now and into the future. Our structured wiring system provides this critical infrastructure for whole-house distribution all in a flexible and modular installation enclosure which can accommodate future changes and additions.