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Home Theaters: Great for the Family, Desired by Home Shoppers

One of the most in-demand requests that real estate agents get concerns home theaters, or at least the space to add such a multi-media room. With home-theater technology evolving and prices lowering over the last decade, it has evolved from luxury to near necessity for many.
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According to the Home Builders Association, most new homes with a $250,000+ price come with a home theater or media room.

David Start, vice president of Sacramento, Calif.-based theater furniture manufacturer California House states, “You have Apple, Netflix and now Amazon—all these big tech companies with really fantastic products. A home theater allows you to integrate these products into the way you live.”

There are several ways to make a home theater room more appealing prior to showing a home. Start by cleaning all surfaces, keeping wiring as discrete as possible. Although lots of seating space is practical in a media room, it may be a good thing to reduce the number of sofas to give a spacious look to the room.

“Customers are looking for furniture that will present their TV in style while concealing many of the other components—DVDs, gaming consoles, speakers—neatly out of sight,” explained David Adams, marketing director for home-theater furniture manufacturer BDI of Chantilly, Va. “Unique features that are integrated into better home theater furniture include hidden wheels, flow-through ventilation, adjustable shelves, built-in media or speaker storage, and integrated cable management systems.”

We’re in the golden age of gadgets and components. Rooms focused on technology can be just as appealing to today’s home buyer as a large bathroom or walk-in closet. For additional information, please call us at 734-747-7500 or email us at!

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