Home Theater for Small RoomsAdding home theater to a small space requires clever solutions and compromise.
It's a common dilemma: You want a cool home theater system, but you only have a room with small dimensions. It seems either too narrow or too shallow. But still, you're mesmerized by that 100-inch screen at the nearby electronics boutique. Well, the first rule of home theater physics is that you can't fit 10 pounds of surround sound into a 5-pound room. Or can you?Problem #1: Where Can It Go?
Oh yeah, and you'll need a surround-sound receiver, maybe some amplifiers, a DVD player, perhaps a satellite or cable receiver, maybe even a media server and a DVR (digital video recorder)you have a place to store all this, don't you?Solutions:
You could always leave all that audio and video gear right out in the open. But maybe that's not such a good idea. I don't think I've ever installed a system for someone who wanted to look at the equipment, says Kirk Attoian of Redondo Beach CA-based Interior Technologies, which installs home entertainment systems into a lot of space-challenged beach homes. The biggest issue is; How do we hide these things? he says.
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