The best way to evaluate the full potential of your room, is to have someone knowledgeable in the field, such as a professional home theater installer, actually come in, assess the environment in person, and take note of any good points and bad points, as well as suggesting options on where to place your components for maximum benefit and ease of use.
How to Prepare For Constructing a Custom-Built Home Theater Media Room
Some of the factors that you and a professional installer need to consider when planning a home theater media room include:
- What will be the primary purpose of the room? – To Watch movies and TV, listen to music, play video games, use as an office as well as entertainment?
- The size of the room.
- The shape of the room.
- Where you or your audience will sit in relation to the TV or projection screen.
- Acoustical properties of the room.
- Whether a projection system or large screen television will work best.
- Whether In-wall or standalone speakers would be most effective for the listening experience.
- Where your components will be located – out in the open, or in a closet or booth.
- Room Ventilation for both the viewers and home theater and other media components.
These, and other, factors can be determined best by an on-site inspection of the actual room or by looking at architectural plans for a home to be constructed with home theater in mind.