How to Reveal a Hidden Home Theater in Your Living Room


Enjoy Immersive Picture and Sound without the Clutter

For some, the perfect home theater looks like a traditional movie house, with tiered rows of recliners, a ceiling projector, a wall-size projector screen, decorative sconces, and lit entryways. It’s a room dedicated exclusively to cinema.

For others, the perfect home theater hides from view when not in use. Concealed within a living room used for relaxing and socializing are audio and video technologies that transform the space into an immersive movie-watching environment when you’re ready to be entertained.

While neither home theater design is better than the other, the latter may appeal to homeowners who lack the space for a dedicated home theater. If you’re intrigued, read on to learn what you’ll need to create a hidden home theater in an existing room of your University Park, TX home.

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Get Big Picture in a Small Package with a UST Projector

For big-screen movie viewing, it’s hard to beat the performance of a projector. But a wall or ceiling projector doesn’t always fit or hide well in a living room. Instead, an ultra-short throw (UST) projector offers the same big-screen viewing experience in a compact and flexible package.

Consider the Premiere 4K HDR smart laser projector from Samsung. This UST projector throws a 120-inch-wide picture positioned just inches from the wall. Place it on a table or credenza and enjoy immersive entertainment from a sleek, small-but-mighty projector that blends seamlessly into the room.

The Premiere features 2200 lumens of brightness so you can see all the detail of your favorite content even in daylight. Cast your movies on a white, smooth wall, or add a projector screen to your setup.

Conceal Components in a Custom AV Cabinet

While it’s small in size already, you can hide your UST projector entirely within an AV cabinet that features a top-recessed projector cavity design. No one will know where the projection is coming from when you host a movie night. AV cabinets house components while keeping the clutter from view.

Consider an AV cabinet from Salamander Designs. Their cabinets are customizable to neatly store and organize all your equipment. They feature removable rear panels for easy access to components, active cooling vents, and can even include custom integrated speakers. The design is entirely up to you.

Plus, choose from a variety of styles, colors, and finishes to suit your interior design. Salamander AV cabinets make a beautiful addition to your space while concealing and supporting your expensive gear.

Hide Speakers in the Walls and Ceilings

Soundbars today are an impressive contender for immersive audio in a small footprint. Many feature Dolby Atmos support, with forward- and upward-firing drivers to create a multi-dimensional soundstage. Pair it with a subwoofer that sits discreetly on the floor and enjoy a solid audio experience.

However, if you want a multi-speaker setup for sound that truly wraps around you, then choose in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. These speakers mount flush with your walls and ceilings and can be painted or covered to match your surfaces. Enjoy powerful 3D audio that doesn’t take up space or blemish your interior design.

Create Your Hidden Home Theater

Bring these technologies to your home by partnering with Integrated Lifestyles. We can work with you to design a hidden home theater that meets your entertainment needs, complements your décor, and is simple to use.

Discover what’s possible by scheduling a free consultation with us! Contact us here or send us a message in the chat box below to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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