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Home Theater Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review needs for a home theater room. It assembles information you may need and outlines it using a step-by-step review.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you remodel or redecorate your home theater, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to assemble a home theater room (remodeling) vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value


Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step to home theater design and setup is deciding what you would like to do by collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • home theater room pics,
  • home theater pics,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • home theater setup,
  • home theater shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type home theater design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each design element such as design layout, seating, picture view, sound system, room makeover, decor, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to home contractors.

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Step 4: Find Home Contractors

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the project with a home contractor or interior designer.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use our local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right person for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the interior design for your home theater.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for home improvement. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, installing everything that needs to be implemented, seating, setup, decor, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Home Theater Ideas

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The 2nd step for your home theater room is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing interior room ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Interior Home Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for home theater design.

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home theater
recreation room
home den/home office


View B: House Plans & Resources

An excellent resource for remodeling/decorating trends is to view house plans from leading architects and 3rd party resources.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

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home theater design
home theater seating
home theater decor ideas
small room home theater
living room home theater

3rd party resources

home theater room setup
how to setup surround sound speakers
about movies


View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for home theater/home recreation.

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gallery: home theater
gallery: home entertainment
gallery: game room


View D: Room-by-Room Shopping

Shop home theater systems and networking to connect you to that latest media entertaintainment...


View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: home theater
search: recreation room
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So You Want to Have Your Own Home Theater Room

So what's needed? A high resolution television monitor, surround speaker systems, control monitors and networking to outlet media systems. You can also add some theater seating and decor.

So start with this step-by-step guide after you review the home theater ideas and topics above. This step plan will help plan and manage the project to install a home theater room that rivals any town movie house.