Install a Home Theater System

Consider different home theater designs before you build a home theater

Love watching movies with your family? Or having friends over for the big game? Maybe it's time to upgrade your television and stereo and install a home theater system. Home theater installations can range from projects as simple as hooking up some new state of the art speakers, mounting a flat-screen TV and upgrading your arm chair, to more complex updates like in-wall speakers, mood lighting and wall units for your electronics. Plan out your home theater design before you purchase any new equipment or hire a contractor, it'll help you determine how to use the space and how much the project will cost.

Build a home theater room the whole family can enjoy

If you've been thinking about remodeling your basement, now might be the perfect time to build a home theater in the space. However, unless you're comfortable with major remodels, this might be a job for a professional contractor, who can execute your perfect home theater design. Building a home theater may mean drilling into the wall (while avoiding pipes and electrical wires) to mount the television, hooking up a projector system, cutting through drywall to mount in-wall speakers, and maybe even creating raised seating. If you're remodeling from scratch, it could also include installing new floors, storage space and lighting fixtures and applying a fresh coat of paint. If you're going to undertake a full home theater installation, make sure you have everything planned out and get a quote from a contractor so you can create a budget before trying to obtain financing.

Outfit your entertainment center with new home theater installations

Not ready to install a home theater? You can still give your entertainment center a boost. If you have enough space, you can mount a new, large flat-screen TV to the wall and set up a DVD or Blue-Ray player, gaming system and stereo beneath it. Plus, now might be the perfect time to update your living room furniture.

Before you begin, figure out where you can run speaker wires and power cords to create a surround sound system in your living room. Avoid running wires under the carpet, and try to keep them along the baseboard whenever possible. You may even want to spring for a high-tech wireless system for simple setup and maintenance. When you're planning your home theater design, consider where you and your family will watch TV from in the room so you can get the most out of your speaker set up. Then determine whether you want floor-standing speakers or wall mounted speakers.

Consider a home equity loan from Citizens Bank to finance a home theater installation

Install a home theater system to add a little luxury to your home. Citizens Bank can help you find the financing you need to build a home theater and provide high quality entertainment right from the comfort of your own home. Consider financing your remodel with a home equity loan or home equity line of credit for flexible spending. Speak to a representative today at 1-888-333-1206 to learn about options to pay for your home theater designs.


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