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Creating a Garden Room for a Home Cinema: The Ultimate Movie Experience

A home cinema is a must-have for film buffs and movie lovers who have a passion for the authentic movie experience. While converting an attic or a spare room to fit the bill is an option, you may wish to be open to an alternative. You can make use of space in the garden to house a garden room built especially for your love of cinema. Having a garden cinema comes with the benefit of being private, separate from the house and fully insulated for use all year round. Lovingly designed and hand-crafted, our garden cinemas truly embody the best home cinema experience without sacrificing space in the house.

At Miniature Manors, our bespoke builds are all completely unique. We tailor your design to your interests, ideas and tastes, keeping you involved in the process from the very first moment you speak with our team. We keep at the design process until you’re completely happy with the concept, then we get to work. This blog goes into the aspects that we consider when designing a cinema and how we deliver the very best home cinema experience.

1: Assessing and Designing the Garden Room


There are many factors to consider when designing your garden cinema – not just the equipment and furniture. The size, shape, amount of light, accessibility and distance from the main property are all considerations that impact how we start designing the initial concept.

In order to meet permitted development rules, we will have to consider the height of your building and where it will sit in proximity to your neighbouring boundaries. We will also look at the type of property you live in. In the event that planning permission is required, our team can take over this process for you.

When designing your cinema, we’ll also make suggestions for the interior design as well as the exterior. We’ll use your ideas and sources of inspiration to create the cinema experience you desire. We arrange the seating, screen placement and the positioning of your surround sound system to fully enhance the movie-watching experience.

2: Audio and Visual Equipment

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Equipping your cinema with top-of-the-range surround sound systems and 4K viewing delivers the very best movie experience right at your own home. We can provide advice on how best to set up your garden cinema, whether you wish to make your cinema more of a cosy, private viewing space or an open air cinema, enjoying the movies while taking in the outdoor experience.

For a more open-air feeling where you can invite family and friends over for a movie night, we can design a projector system and have the movie displayed at the back wall while you relax outside.

Your cinema can then also double up as a cosy nook for you to enjoy where there are fewer audience members. Lounge back and enjoy your favourite movies in comfort from a 4K 60 inch smart television or from a projector – your choice.

3: Soundproofing


Our goal is to create the very best home movie experience – while also not annoying the neighbours! You may be interested in adding soundproofing features to your garden building to maximise the volume within the space.

We can add features to our garden room packages such as soundproof wall, floor and ceiling build ups. The addition of acoustic glass is a small addition that will help to reduce the level of noise that escapes the room. Enhancing the sound quality on top of reducing how much sound escapes the room adds that special dynamic to the overall cinema experience.

4: Comfort and Ambiance


Collaboration is at the heart of what we do, so we can work with you to incorporate any design elements that you’d like to feature. From the decor to the seating, we’ll design every aspect of your cinema to create the ideal space for your movie experience.

The lighting plays a crucial part in getting the best experience. We can provide black-out blinds to really bring about the cinema feel. You can control the lighting with a touch of a button, dimming the lights when the film rolls. We handle all the electrical work, installing any LED and recessed lighting to a high standard. Inside and outside, we’ll ensure your cinema experience is as comfortable and authentic as possible.

5: Home Cinema Technology and Automation

Designing and building your own home cinema gives you the opportunity to benefit from smart home technology. We can incorporate controls into your home cinema system so you can change the atmosphere from built-in controls or even with your voice, integrating your choice of smart system whether Google or Amazon Alexa. Control the blinds, the lights, the heating and air conditioning all from your comfortable chair in front of the screen.

We can design your cinema to incorporate cutting-edge smart technology and also give you the option to make your garden room multi-use. With a smart TV system, you’ll be connected up with your Sky Q, Netflix and Amazon Prime. House your gaming consoles and use the space for your gaming needs as well as a cinema. With soundproofing and dedicated acoustic design, you’ll be able to crank up the volume as you enjoy your favourite pastimes, all with the best technology and comfort you can achieve.
Get started on planning your Garden cinema
Inspired to start a new project in your garden? You can get started with our project planner. Getting some initial ideas down with thoughts of design, shape, size and purpose will help us put together a quote for your bespoke build. Check it out here.

After some more ideas to get the ball rolling? You can view our portfolio on our website gallery or download our brochure here.

You can speak to our team by dropping us a line or giving us a call on 01403 610609.

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    Helen Bailey
    August 2023

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