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How to Install a Media Room Projector Screen

Installing a projector screen in your home can provide the perfect spot for things like family movie night, watching the big game, or streaming your new favorite show. You can have a functional screen in your home in just a few simple steps.

Step 1 – Choose a Location

First, pick a place for your projector screen. You’ll want a spot that features comfortable sitting areas for easy viewing. Avoid choosing a space directly in front of a window that receives abundant sunlight, as extended exposure to sun can damage the screen.

An easily darkened room like a basement is the best option, as the picture on projectors looks best when used in a dark setting.

basement media room with projector screen

Step 2 – Decide How to Mount the Projector

There are two main types of projector mounts—ceiling and wall—so decide which works best for you. The ceiling might seem like more work, but

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How to Design & Install an Exterior Landscape Lighting System | Home Guides

Create spectacular effects with landscape lighting.

Create spectacular effects with landscape lighting.

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Low-voltage landscape lighting brings your yard alive after dark. Designing and installing exterior landscape lighting requires planning and creativity. As a general rule of thumb, fewer lights are better. Highlighting some landscape features, providing safety and creating ambiance are just a few reasons exterior landscape lighting systems are a great idea for any homeowner. Most lights come in kits with easy to install instructions and design plans if you need a little inspiration.

Design

Draw a diagram of your property and determine where you want to place exterior landscape lights. Visit your yard in the dark with a flashlight and shine the light on different landscape features to see how they look lit up. Choose a few focal landscape features such as a tree, fountain, entranceway or pathway that you may want to highlight. Also, consider areas where safety may be

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