Feb 172014

Home Entertainment Upgrades that Won’t Make You Broke

You know it’s time to upgrade your home entertainment center, but you can’t seem to justify the cost of having to pay for the upgrade. While it might seem hopeless and impossible to fix up your entertainment center, there are cheap ways you can do it without going broke. A few simple adjustments and additions can really help make any TV area entertaining and fun.

First, you should start with the TV. If you are going to spend any money on a TV upgrade, it should be on either your TV itself or on a TV package that will make everything worth it. Satellite TV packages can be affordable if you cut out those channels that you know you won’t watch and only stick to your essentials. When you call your local satellite TV provider, like Statesboro Direct Tv, they will work with you to find the most affordable way to get all of your favorite channels.

Once you have the entertainment covered, you can start on the entertainment center. If you are not careful, this is where it can start to get expensive. It can be easy to get caught up searching for the best home entertainment accessories. Upgrading your entertainment room requires many upgrades that can quickly add up. But that is not where you should focus on. The best ways to upgrade your home entertainment is to build around the TV. Instead of gadgets and gizmos, you need to think about the entertainment center.

Simple ways to make an entertainment center for cheap take some time and creativity, but it will save you a lot of money. For example, converting your old standalone speakers into storage space will add style to your room and character to your entertainment center. You can also find cheap shelves around and stack them into an entertainment center. One thing to keep in mind, however, is to make sure that they are stable enough to hold all of the weight of your TV and other gadgets. You might even build your own shelving and mount your own speakers to create more theatrical effects in the room.

Once you have the entertainment center finished, you can move on to the room. Creating a “theater” space takes optimal spacing and configurations of your furniture. To get both good sound and viewing quality, you have to plan out where seating will be in relation to the TV and speakers. This might take some moving around and rearranging, but in the end it will make the best possible experience for everyone.

We all want to entertain and impress our friends and family, but no one said we had to spend enormous amounts of money to do that. With a few simple changes and tricks, you can turn a TV into a theater. It takes planning, and a little bit of splurging, but the entertainment that you get out of it will be worth every penny. There is nothing more relaxing than being able to enjoy your favorite TV and movies in the comfort of your own home entertainment room; that alone saves you money in the long run.

Author Bio – Author Abby Evans is a mother and freelance journalist currently reviewing entertainment options for her family.  Image Source: drprem.com

  8 Responses to “Home Entertainment Upgrades that Won’t Make You Broke”

Comments (8)
  1. I love it! I want to have to style and items that are out but with out breaking my bank. These are great ideas thank you!

  2. My husband is creating a man cave for himself, so this post will come in very handy!

  3. This is always great to help out making a man gave, or it could be a girl cave.

  4. Yes, start with the TV and get an affordable cable package, if you can. A basic service has a lot to view and won’t cost that much. An antenna would be a consideration.

  5. This is great!!! passing this info to my husband as he is in the process of starting his man cave!

  6. These are great tips for a decent home entertainment upgrade without spending a ton of money! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

  7. I would love to have something like this around my gaming or tv, I know the grandchildren would enjoy this.

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