July 9, 2018

Entertainment technology is probably the fastest evolving branch of the industry, as every year sees an exponentially bigger number of fun-infusing gadgets and digital devices for people to purchase and consume. If you want to allure new tenants by offering them an outstanding audiovisual experience, here’s what’s hot in home cinema design.

Multiple Screen Extravaganza

The utilization of dual or multiple screens is becoming increasingly accessible and popular among the home owners that opt to reserve the part of their household for home theatre. Now, this setup is not as one-sided as it might appear – there are actually multiple options to do “dual screening” in terms of logistics and design.

For one, it can mean the obvious thing that springs to mind first – two or even more than two panel screens placed next to each other. With the right setup, these screens can show the content as a singular “mosaic” TV screen for a larger than life experience. On the other hand, there is an option to install a classic flat-panel screen for your casual daily viewing which can, at the click of the button, get covered by a far larger front-projection screen for cinematic experiences.


However, multiple screen aspect goes beyond the notion of mere spectacle. These days, we use both tablets and smart phones instead of remotes, not only to change channels but to alter various aspects of the screen experience including volume, contrast, saturation, aspect ratio etc. In this regard, they can also serve as extra viewing screens for social media.

Networking media is also present in this feature. Wi-Fi has altered the way we engage in interconnectedness of both devices and a variety of digital spheres – including streaming channels, game console profiles, smart TV, and many others. This dimension only appears to be expanding and adding an increasingly diverse number of features.

Design Packages of Sorts

Now, many people opt to create their own home theatre experience by purchasing certain elements - for example the sofa, the coffee table, the screen and the sound system – separately, but as it turns out this entire market is slowly but surely being streamlined. Of course, even if you get really familiar with design trends in this realm of entertainment, it is not exactly a DIY project. When it comes to installing a modern home theatre system, the designated professionals are not only prolific at creating a complete “package” but also the electrical engineers that will create a seamless setup.

A cynical person might look at this as a way to monopolize the field, but when you look at the way cinemas were monopolized by a variety of production houses during the first half of the twentieth century, this actually makes sense. The important thing you should draw out of this as a customer is that your experience and comfort comes first, and the market will adapt so you’ll have a “menu” of complete designs to pick and choose from.

Sonic Boom

Just a decade ago, it was all about folding everything up into a single device, but the tides of tech trending seem to be changing. When it comes to home theatre design trends, it’s about diversification and top quality devices that help the immersion. For example, speakers used to be placed “into” the TV panels, more specifically on their sides. While this appears to be practical and in accordance with the tendencies of technological evolution, the quality always has to suffer by the rule.

Simply speaking, hardly anything is comparable to the notion when companies focus on creating the best sort of device for singular experience. This is where floor-standing or built-in-walls speakers come in. They have become a crucial part of the home-theatre rooms and they are changing the landscape of design. There are usually several “modes” to choose from – from 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound systems, and they are always “added” separately from the screen arrangement.

When you start researching the variety of constituent elements of home cinema and the design philosophy behind them, it becomes quite apparent and staggering how much creative energy is invested in this aspect of entertainment industry. This bodes well for all of your potential tenants who’d like nothing more than to enter their entertainment zones after the hard day at work and dream your troubles away with a session of sport programming followed by several episodes of their favorite TV show.

Author Bio: Lillian Connors can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of green living/home improvement projects and spread the word about them. She cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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