November 15, 2019

When to Bring a Theater Designer on Board

When designing a private home theater room, all too often we find a big misconception about when the theater designer should be brought in on the project.  We’ve found it commonly (and incorrectly) perceived that the theater designer doesn’t need to be involved until the room is designed and framed and “ready for the equipment”.  For a private theater room to achieve its high performance potential, it is essential that the theater designer become involved at a project’s earliest stages.

Effective Selling

How to ‘Discover’ Your Client’s Hidden Desire for a Private Theater

Paradise Theater has had the privilege to work with integrators from many regions, who have provided lot of diverse feedback.  One disturbing trend is the perspective that “people just aren’t doing private theaters like they used to,” or that “people aren’t willing to spend the money…”  Yet, a select group of electronic systems contractors and sales designers bring us project after project and continue to raise the standard of excellence in our field. Why the disparity?

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Cool Homes For Projectors

Hiding One of the Most Conspicuous Components in the Theater

The home theater projector is one of the most difficult components to integrate into a private theater room design. Fortunately savvy home theater designers can overcome most of these design hurdles with proper creativity and engineering. Here are six challenges that I’ve observed, and how to overcome them.

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Lodge Theater Featured in Home Entertainment magazine

FrontLeft_Web.jpgThe inherent risk in designing a home theater—a beautiful-looking space that produces the requisite oooohs and aaaahs—is ending up with a poorly performing room. Add the must have of incorporating the same architectural detailing used throughout the rest of the home and the risk expands tenfold.

But many elements in this mountain lodge—cedar beams, and stone and wood floors—are hard, reflective surfaces, which aren’t always conducive to a great sounding home theater environment.

“We had to come up with creative ways to bring those elements into the theater without degrading the performance,” says home theater designer Sam Cavitt of Paradise Theaters. Many of the design elements of this stunning theater, which guarantee a top-notch performance, are behind the scenes.

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