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Q. Can You Recommend Seating For My Home Theater?
Room layout greatly affects the style and number of seats needed, says Graig Stephens of Visually Sound.
August 18, 2008 by Graig Stephens

Q. I am looking for theater room seating and don’t know much about the different manufacturers. Can you recommend a brand/style? - Beverly, Maryland

A. Without seeing your theater, it’s hard to recommend a style and/or manufacturer. From actual theater-style seats to recliners to plush seating with built-in bass (to help enhance your movie experience), the possibilities are endless. You’ll need to make a floor plan of your theater. This will allow you to determine the number of seats which affects the style. Elite Home Theater Seating has a variety of styles you can view online and they have a great page of row styles with measurements. Even if you don’t choose Elite, you can get an idea of style and layout. Another important aspect is the material. I recommend going to a few furniture stores and calling some local home theatre companies. They should have sample books and be able to explain the differences of styles and materials. Before you talk to anyone, have an idea of how many seats you would like and an idea of budget. This will help them narrow down the options and lead you to your goal.

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Graig Stephens - Executive Partner, Visually Sound
Visually Sound is a dynamic group of professionals who incorporate the most up-to-date audio, video, lighting, communications, and automation equipment into both new and existing residential and commercial construction. With over a decade of professional experience, we have been faced with many challenges and have always exceeded our client's expectations, in quality, ingenuity, and timeliness.

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