Home theater systems have become wildly popular. And the most popular place to install a home theater? A renovated basement, of course. That only makes sense.
After all, a basement is naturally likely to offer many of the qualities desirable for a home theater setting. Basements typically are exposed to very little natural light, making it easy to create the pitch-black conditions that are so desirable for a theater. And basements also tend to be nice and quiet, isolated from the hubbub of family activity.
If you’re in the planning or dreaming stages of installing a home theater in your basement, one of the fundamental decisions you’ll make will be about your theater seating. So here’s a high-level overview of what’s currently available in home theater seating.
Lots of Choices…
When you’re designing your home theater, you can choose any kind of seating you want. It’s your theater, after all! But most new home theaters are furnished with seats from the list below. These are currently the most popular choices.
- Fully Reclining Theater Seats: These seats will recline almost completely flat – leaving the head raised enough to view the screen, of course. These seats are also available with leg kick-outs so that you can really stretch out and relax. If you select this type of seating, though, you’ll need to have plenty of room in your theater. Fully reclined seats will gobble up lots of floor space.
- Simple Reclining Theater Seats: These are seats that only partially recline – usually about 5 inches. Not quite as luxurious as fully reclining seats, but they don’t require nearly the floor space. If you’re going to be a little cramped for space in your home theater, these seats might be your best choice.
There are also a number of special features available in home theater seating. These include:
- Cup holders
- Seats that can be folded
- Storage areas incorporated into seats
- Pull-out snack trays and tablet holders
- Wall-huggers (offer the ability to recline in minimum amount of space)
- Power seats
If your budget permits, you can also purchase seats with bass shaker systems. These seats will shake, shudder and vibrate in coordination with the movies you’re watching, or the games you’re playing. This feature is particularly popular with gamers.
You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of covering options. Leather is the most popular covering for home theater seating. But there are also many other options, including microfibers, vinyls and faux leathers.
Ready to Turn the Dream into Reality?
If you’ve been dreaming of a home theater for a while, maybe it’s time to turn that dream into a reality. Give us a call, and we’ll make that happen for you. After all, that’s what we’re here for.
And if you can’t quite decide on the type of seating you want for your home theater, we’ll be happy to offer suggestions. We’ve spent quite a bit of time with our backsides snuggled into some plush and comfy theater seating, and we’re not shy about sharing our opinions!