DIY: How to Design & Build a Home Theater

Have you been dreaming about creating a home theater but you don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered with how you can build an AMAZING movie theater in your home that everyone in the family will enjoy! Get ready for movie nights at home to be taken to the next level!

Read on for all of the steps to achieve the PERFECT home theater!


The first step to creating your new home theater is to pick the space in your home. It may be your main living room, or maybe a bedroom or basement.

Here are some things to think about:

Windows & Walls

You’ll want to choose a room with the fewest number of windows. Windows can distort audio and admit light, so it’s best to find a place without windows.

For the walls, the darker the paint color, the better, because bright colors reflect light. As for the surface, regular drywall is perfect for a home theater, but you can go the extra distance by adding acoustic wall panels designed specifically for home theaters.


The best flooring for your home theater is wall to wall carpet, as it absorbs ambient sound! Consider adding a cushy pad underneath.



In your home heater, you should consider a system with 5.1 surround sound. This means the system contains five full-range speakers and one low-range specialist, the woofer. Three of those speakers and the woofer should be placed toward the front of the room. Your remaining speakers can be placed behind your viewing position.

The Viewing


Every home theater set-up needs a high-definition display screen. You may think that bigger is better when it comes to screen size, but this isn’t the case. You want to create an immersive viewing experience, but you have to be able to view the entire screen without moving your head from side to side to see what’s happening. You also want your display size to complement your viewing angle.

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