6 Must-Have Features of Any Entertainment Area


A dedicated entertainment area is a welcome addition to any home. Having somewhere to relax after a long day and to spend quality time with your family is a dream of many homeowners.

With the cost of home entertainment equipment more affordable than ever, now is the perfect time to make your dream of having your very own entertainment room come true! 

Whether you are moving into a new home, renovating your property or you are converting a spare room into an entertainment area, it’s important that you make the right choices with your design. You need an entertainment unit that will deliver great sound and picture quality, comfortable seating, and of course somewhere to keep your food and drink.

However, there are so many other things that you can include in your entertainment area to make sure that it is everything you have dreamed of. 

Let’s take a closer look at five features that every entertainment area should have to ensure it provides the very best experience for your family and friends. 

High-Quality Display 

The focal point of any entertainment area will be your screen.

With so many choices on the market, it can be confusing to know where to start. Depending on your budget you can anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Spend some time researching your options and find a TV or a projector and screen combo that will deliver a high-quality display for all of those movie nights to come. 

Comfortable Seating

Again, depending on your budget, there is a huge range of seating options to choose from.

Whether you choose to go for home theatre seating or a more traditional suite of furniture, be sure to consider the space that you have to work with. For those with a more limited budget throws, cushions and beanbags can create a unique on-the-floor seating solution. This can be a particularly useful option if young kids will be using the space. 

Powerful Sound System 

Nothing quite adds to the movie-watching experience or the game-day atmosphere, quite like a powerful booming sound system. 5.1 surround sound is the most popular speaker setup for home entertainment areas.

With five speakers and a woofer, you can be sure that you will have the very best sound possible. Install your woofer at the front of the room with three of the speakers at the front and the other two at the back for the best results. 

Small Fridge

Mini fridges are relatively inexpensive but they are an absolute must for any home entertainment room.

If you are having friends over, you can stock it with beer so you don’t have to keep running back and forth to the kitchen. On the other hand, if you’re having a family night in, you can load it with juices and other drinks and snack your kids will love.

Once you have a mini-fridge set up, you will wonder how you ever managed without one. 

Ambient Lighting

Whether you install a dimmer switch to control your existing lighting or you add some fun neon lighting to your space, how you illuminate the space is crucial in creating the right ambiance. Consider how you will mostly be using the room and install lighting that will fit your needs.

The right lighting can help to turn a mediocre home entertainment area into something special. 

Create A Home Entertainment Area To Be Proud Of

Creating a dedicated entertainment area in your home will take some time and investment, but it will all be worth it in the end.

Unveiling your new entertainment area to your family and friends should be an exciting moment and something to look forward to. Take the time to plan out your entertainment room for your needs and create a space that you can truly be proud of. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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