Perhaps you have some vacant space in your house, or perhaps you want to transform an old, worn room into a new leisure zone. In any case, you’re considering establishing a home theatre.

In such a case, you should continue reading the second installment of our article series. Here are some additional blunders to avoid when building a home theatre system.

1. Don’t Guess the Seating Arrangement

Many people who create home theatres focus on the television and the speakers but often forget that the arrangement of viewers within the space may significantly impact the watching experience. Similarly, more seats do not always imply a better home theatre. If you choose various seating tiers, you may have to do some math, but it will pay off in wonderful viewing experiences for all spectators.

These estimates account for ceiling, room, and screen heights and ideal viewing distances for each tier. You may raise the second or third stages to the ideal height by adding risers. Finally, all viewers should be able to see the screen well.

2. Not Considering the Door Location

People will undoubtedly need to get up to acquire additional food or use the restroom. When brainstorming home theatre ideas, start with where your entrance is. You don’t want the view to be obstructed every time someone leaves the room.

3. Forgetting About Lighting

Any lighting in your home theatre should be task lighting. Low-level ambient lighting is best for creating a relaxing atmosphere. For this, recessed lighting can be of great help. However, dimmers are great for creating a romantic atmosphere.

4. Placing Speakers in the Wrong Location

A fantastic surround-sound system is more than just placing some speakers in the front of the room and others in the rear. Why should you put up with muted or inconsistent sound in your home theatre?

Consider arranging your speakers in a way that compliments your seating so that everyone in your home theatre has an optimal listening experience.

5. Forgetting a Control System

Many people who design a home theatre overlook the need for power, which most high-tech equipments require to work. So you have a television, speakers, a DVD player, and a gaming console in your home theatre, but do you have enough outlets to support all of those devices? Even if there are enough outlets in the space, they may be out of reach of the gadgets you need to plug in.

This is where surge protectors come in, and where spending a little more money isn’t such a terrible idea. Maybe you’ve already spent $3,000 on the television, speakers, amplifier, and seats, but you’re thinking of saving money on the surge protector. However, if your $25 surge protector fails to withstand a power surge, everything linked to it will be damaged, if not permanently out of action.

As a result, we recommend purchasing a high-quality surge protector from a reputable supplier and a solid warranty that covers not just the surge protector but any equipment lost or damaged as a result of a power surge.


By avoiding the mistakes above, you will save yourself a ton of money and headaches. Using these tips will make a huge difference in your home theatre system. By doing it right the first time, you will be able to enjoy your new home theatre in peace for many years to come.

Smart Homes Pro is a home automation company specializing in custom smart home solutions. We are a local company servicing the GTA area in Toronto with whole-home audio, home theatre, custom smart home solutions, network and wifi installation and configuration, and security and surveillance. If you need home theatre systems installations in Canada, get in touch with us! See how we can make your dreams a reality!