At Samantha Lombardi’s, we believe ourselves to be innovative and constantly creative when it comes to new loft designs and ideas. That is why we have been what we believe to be the premier spearhead company when it comes to fresh and new loft conversions. One of these innovative loft conversion design ideas that we have been regularly implementing into lofts around the United Kingdom are home theatres. Regularly we create and design home theatres for Loft’s around the United Kingdom and as you can imagine, they are an incredibly tough and complex design to implement. This is for a variety of reasons such as the space restrictions in many lofts around the UK, the budget that is required to have a home theatre set up properly and even the roof restrictions.
Usually a home theatre conversion is something that is saved for basements or other rooms that are already quite large and will have no issue fitting heavy or large equipment such as the screen in them. In this case however, there is a lot of work that needs to be done, but we have managed to do time and again.
The Designs themselves!
We have created many home theatre loft designs that we think are both breath-taking and in the best sense of the word, overwhelming for those who are using it. One of the design ideas that we have had for a home theatre conversion is a windowless loft in order to ensure that the loft itself receives no natural light, helping black out the room altogether. The only light source within a loft design such as this would be an electrical fixture placed on the ceiling of the loft. This is for the obvious reasons of both safety when you are using the room and you need a light source, and because the room itself should not be permanently blacked out.
Another design idea that we had created for home cinema lofts are windows that use shutters made from thick fabrics or metal panelling to black out the room when necessary, but also offer natural light when you would like. This is a simple design, with the windows being placed in the middle of the wall and equal distance between the floor and ceiling. The size and widths of the windows are of course up to the person who’s loft we are designing, but the shudders themselves usually match.
Furniture also plays a big part of the design process. The average home theatre loft would be covered with leather materials such as the sofas and chairs that are for viewing. However, we often believe that comfier and less sturdy material should be the fabrics chosen.
Fabrics such as cotton or wool that are designed to sink into are for us the better choice since leather can be uncomfortable during the summer. For the most part however, these fabrics would still be dyed black to match with the overall theme of the theatre itself. This is something we would usually require input from the owner of the loft however.