Media Room vs. Home Theater



We’re seeing this more and more … especially in basement remodels. Homeowners are looking for ways to remove the television from the upstairs living room, they want a larger entertainment “zone” in their house, and they want an ample media screen as the primary focus of the new room.

For those who go this route, many would appreciate a big-screen experience, but doubt they can achieve a cinema-like atmosphere without creating a standalone, closed-door windowless home theater room.

For purists, a home theater might be the ultimate solution. But for many homeowners, a multipurpose media room is the more practical option.

Dwight and Bryan explain the basic difference between media rooms and home theaters, and talk about how to make the most of a media room, in their latest column “Multipurpose media rooms steal the show.