Turn That Spare Room Into An Entertainment Room
When the weekend rolls around and it’s time to watch the latest movie or hook up the X-Box 360 for some serious gaming, the living room is where these things usually take place. If you have a spare room that is collecting dust and boxes of junk, clear it out and turn it into a high-tech entertainment room. You can keep a television in the living room for everyday viewing, but think about relocating all the really fun stuff to a room designated for good times.
Go For The Big Screen
The centerpiece of an entertainment room has to be a big plasma, or LCD screen TV. Prices on these sets have gone down in recent years, so you should be able to find some good deals. For an optimal entertainment experience, don’t go smaller than a 42 inch screen. This is on the smaller end for a really decked out entertainment room but it will work. Be sure to get a wall mounting kit to keep from having to set up a huge entertainment center because they are a huge waste of floor space that your entertainment room cannot afford to spare.
Bring In The Gear
Get all the peripherals hooked up to the TV. Bring in the home theatre system, the gaming systems and the computer. If you know how to hook electronics up get the PC hooked into the TV too. Get all the entertainment gear into place. Avoid the urge to bring in an entertainment center, utilize small tables or desks instead. A really cool idea is to hide the gear away in a closet that is set aside for clothing. Store your electronics gear in there instead. You can purchase simple all-in-one infrared systems with a control eye to ease the use of your gadgets.
Easy On The Furniture
Keep furnishings very basic and sparse. Two good theatre style chairs and a beanbag chair or two for visitors is plenty. It’s a good idea to have a few extra beanbag chairs available to bring in for company. Beanbag chairs are comfortable, easy to move, and provide a great retro feel to your entertainment room. By the time you’re done with this room, it may become the hotspot on the weekends for your friends and family.
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