If you’re a movie buff, you might feel it in the air — the surge of award season movies that tend to come out during the fall and winter months. Or maybe you’re more of a casual viewer, who savors cozy days spent catching up on your streaming to-watch list at home. Either way, it’s easy to see cinema’s impact on our daily lives — but what about on commercial interior design?
Yes, that’s right! For multifamily and student housing developers, your potential residents’ movie-viewing habits can certainly influence your design choices. Fortunately, you don’t need to guess about how to best attract your silver screen lovers. Here are a few tips to keep in mind during the design stage.
Survey Potential Residents On Their Movie Habits
There’s something undeniably appealing about a home theater. After all, think about every great mansion you’ve ever seen in movies or TV shows — isn’t a home theater always part of the deal?
Chances are, a theater room is something that may interest your residents, too! Of course, when it comes to installing luxurious amenities, you don’t want to simply guess or assume what potential renters want. Put local insights to use and know exactly what renters in your area value most — and what they’re OK doing without, too. That kind of information isn’t easy to source on your own — but for Mood’s research team, it’s all part of the process. We can conduct local, custom-crafted surveys to determine what amenities are sure to “wow” in your area. Of course, if a movie room of some sort is on that list, there are a few ideas to consider next. (Fortunately, this is where the fun part begins!)
Must-Have Movie Room Features
Not every multifamily movie room or clubhouse theater will look the same. In fact, today’s technology makes it easier than ever to watch movies from home — so you’ll want to incorporate features that set your space apart from the basic living room setup! These might include: