Youâ€™ve invested the time and money in putting together your perfect home theater system. Youâ€™ve got the best screen, the best speakers and a brand new DVD projector. Whatâ€™s next in making your experience complete? Specialized Home Theater seating can turn your bonus room into a deluxe movie palace.
If youâ€™ve got an extra room to create a personal movie theater, home theater seating should be your next investment after the home theater system itself. For your sitting pleasure, there are several options you can go for.
Your basic home theater chair has woven fabric and a frame made of wood covered with black laminate. These woven chairs come in several colors, including black, maroon, purple, navy, hunter green and classic cardinal. The chairs are available individually for around $400, with a small discount per chair if ordered in rows. The chairs can be upgraded to velour, Nusuede (a synthetic suede) or leather for an additional cost. For the velour or Nusuede upgrade, the estimated cost is an additional $150 per chair. For leather, the cost increase is up to $600 per chair. Most basic chairs come with cup holders, as this is a popular feature for home theater enthusiasts. Basic chairs come with all the parts necessary to mount directly the floor or to risers. If you are not planning on mounting these chairs to the floor, it is recommended that you order a floor plate to help stabilize the bottom of the chairs. Floor plates retail for around $70 depending on the manufacturer.
The next upgrade in home theater seating is adding rocking to your chairâ€™s function. Rocker chairs are available in woven fabric; Nusuede and leather, just like the basic chairs. These chairs also include cup holders in the armrests. Rocker chairs range in price from $500 to $1200 depending on your choice of material. This cost is for single chairs only and there is a volume discount when you buy rows of chairs.
Deluxe rocker chairs feature armchair style arms, rather than the covered wood laminate arms. These rocker chairs are priced around $1200 to $1700 for single chairs, with volume discounts for rows. They are available in velour, ultra suede and leather, in a variety of colors.
If you are interested in seating that looks a little less like it belongs in your local Cineplex, a home theater lounger may be for you. These chairs are designed to look more fitting in your home. Most are made of leather and feature deep-seated comfort, like that of your favorite armchair. The home theater lounger comes with drink holders installed in the wide arms. The arms are available in straight and wedge styles to best accommodate your home theater plan. Home theater loungers start at approximately $1800 for individual chairs with volume discounts.
Many home theater lounger manufacturers also provide matching wedge tables. These tables are convenient for drinks and snacks. They can also double as a storage area for remotes, additional speakers or blankets.
For those with lots of space, home theater sectionals may be the best purchase for your home theater. Home theater sectionals range in price from $1500 to $3000 and can seat up to 8 people comfortably. The benefit of having a home theater sectional versus separate home theater seats is that the configuration possibilities are endless. Home theater sectionals are available in leather and micro fiber. When purchasing a home theater sectional, more so than with other seating options, it is important to take careful measurements of your space so that you can be aware of which seating configurations you can take advantage of.
Some fun extras that make your seating space more comfortable are ottomans and snack trays. Ottomans come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Themed ottomans are available featuring embroidered Hollywood style iconography, including clapboards, movie tickets, comedy/tragedy masks and stars. Ottomans for your home theater come in velour and range in price from $350 to $450.
Snack trays can also make your home theater watching experience complete. Snack trays for movie theater seating can be up to $27 each and snack trays for loungers can be up to $30 each. Both styles make it easy to adapt your chairs arm to rest remotes, popcorn and other movie watching goodies.
Whatever your preference, your home theater seating options are wide. Take the time to develop a plan for your home theater area, shop wisely and you can have the seating area of your dreams
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