Homeowners are constantly trying to find new ways to increase the value of their property. A growing trend among homeowners is to utilize the basement by renovating and developing it into an additional room. Not only does it increase the value of the house, it also helps homeowners utilize space that often goes to waste. The basement can be converted into any kind of room, including a bedroom or an additional living room. However, there is an option to convert the basement into a home cinema. For movie lovers, there is nothing that beats the rush of having a cinema within your own house. A home theatre system can perform only so well in any other room. Having a room designed and dedicated for the pleasures of watching a movie can produce results that cannot be matched. The first step would involve soundproofing the basement. There is no reason why your neighbours or the rest of the house should be inconvenienced by your action-adventure movies. Usually, soundproofing can be taken care off during the insulation process. As far the home theatre system is concerned, you can put up a LED or plasma HDTV, but the best option would be to invest in a projector system for the genuine movie feel. Consult a home audio specialist about the placement of the speakers, which will vary based upon the size and shape of the basement.