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Six Pieces that Every Custom Home Theater Needs (Part 1 of 2)

Automation Design + Entertainment Covers the Essential Elements Needed for Your Private Cinema

Six Pieces that Every Custom Home Theater Needs (Part 1 of 2)

The experience of watching a movie in your own home is comfortable, convenient, and just plain cool. It is no surprise then that home theaters are increasing in popularity. You may have seen a picture of dedicated theater or custom media room done by an integrator and wonder who you can call the in Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids, Michigan area to outfit your living room or basement with a complete cinema experience.

Automation Design + Entertainment has all of the tools, knowledge, and experience necessary to design and implement a home theater that delivers studio-quality entertainment customized to your individual needs and styles. Regardless of the size of the job, every home theater needs some essential pieces in order to wow family and friends, and here are the first three:

1. Focus on Finding the Right Screen

A screen, is the main focus of the room and the medium for your picture viewing. Choosing the right brand, size, and type of screen is crucial. One of our most popular manufacturers is the Stewart Filmscreen Corporation, which is recognized as the gold standard for projection screens worldwide. They have the newest technologies, like 4K screens, for the most technologically advanced systems.

2. Capture the Magic of Audio

Now that surround sound has entered the homes of millions, it continues to be a standard feature of the home theater. Companies like Marantz help reproduce the magic of a performance with their hi-fi audio solutions. It’s about experiencing the music just as the artist intended, even in the cinema.

3. Relax in Style

Do you like lounging on a comfy sofa or reclining in a leather chair while you watch your favorite flick? Not only does the right furniture add to the theme and style of a space’s décor, it also sets the tone for your entire movie-viewing experience. Automation Design + Entertainment has access to a wide variety of seating options for your theater. Simply choose your favorite style and color, and we’ll order and install it for you.


Looking to further enhance your home theater? Our next blog will focus on system controls that take the guesswork out of managing your cinema and help you set the desired mood using customized shading and lighting.

Whether you’re a full time-resident or have a vacation home in Michigan, call Automation Design + Entertainment to start constructing your own custom home theater. You direct, we act. The result is award-winning.