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Your Dream Home Plans on the Waterfront : Imagine the most beautiful body of water you have ever been lucky enough to see, and then imagine yourself living in the most spectacular waterfront home that could possibly be built. While this might not be an achievable dream for most of us, it sure is still nice to dream once in a while. If you were to put together your dream house plans for your waterfront property, what would you include? Lets say that your dream house is located on a lake with some very desirable beachfront. The lot would have to be big enough to fit a house that would have at least five bedrooms and even more bathrooms! It would also have to be large enough to include the spacious pool, athletic court, hot tub, guest house, huge garage, gated entry and more. That also doesnt include the dock and the luxury yacht to go with it! All of this is great for the outdoors, but what about the interior of your dream home plans? When you first step into the foyer with slate flooring, you will be greeted with two spiral staircases that lead you up to the second story. The kitchen will be sprawling with some of the most unique granite that you have ever laid eyes on. The appliances will be nothing but the best of the best as well. The master bedroom will be large enough to fit a king size bed and have extra room for a separate sitting area. If you are feeling rather spunky you could also include a fireplace in there if you wish. There will be a double set of French doors that lead their way out onto a terrace with a breathtaking view of the lake with a mountain in the background. The master bath will be the best part of your luxury house plan. Not only will it have his and her sinks, double vanities, two walk in closets and bear claw tub, it will also have a steam shower with plenty of shower heads. If you are imagining your ultimate dream home, you will have the ultimate master bathroom. This is where you can really revel in your luxurious desires. Since we are only dreaming, this is the time for the most expensive materials to be used. Granite or tile will cover just about every square inch and the detail in the wood work will be superb. The lighting fixtures themselves will cost thousands of dollars. No expense will be spared in this dream! While it sounds like the best dream house plans ever designed at House Plans and More, this is hardly a possible reality for most of us. Since we probably will never own a waterfront home that costs millions of dollars, we will just have to live vicariously through our luxury house plan ideas instead. If you really want to check out some great dream home plans, check out House Plans and More to browse through some really luxurious homes.
Your Dream Home Theater System - How to Choose the Right Components : Going out to the movies is becoming a very expensive activity. Not only have ticket prices gone up in the last few years, it seems that drinks, popcorn and candy have all had price increases. Couple this with the drop in prices on high end electronics and recent advances such as Blu-ray, and it is no wonder that ticket sales and continuously been dropping off as more and more people are opting to set up Home Theaters. Todays dream home theater consists of three things. First a television or projector, a 5.1 or 7.1 sound system and media playing device, normally a DVD player but more recently Blu-Ray players. This is a simplification of the home theater setup, there are a multitude of options and decisions to make in creating your dream home theater. This article will help you grasp a simple of understanding of the major components Television or Projector - There are plenty of options here. When considering a television, you must decide on whether you want a plasma screen, and LCD, DLP, or rear projection television. CRT or Cathode Ray Tube televisions are almost obsolete in todays home theater systems. Each of the aforementioned types has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you want a screen with great flexibility in placement, high quality picture and the price is not a major factor - then a plasma screen is your best option. If space is not a major factor and price is, you can find great prices on high quality rear projection television sets. In either case you need to purchase a high definition television, they are almost standard in larger screen televisions today. High definition is defined by a pixel count of 720 dot per inch (DPI) or higher. In order to take advantage of Blu-Ray quality, your TV should have a pixel count of 1080 dpi. Among 1080dpi sets you have a choice between 1080i and 1080p. The i stands for interlaced, and the p stands for progressive scan. These terms refer to how and how often the pixels on the screen are refreshed. 1080p televisions provide a higher quality picture, and will of course cost extra. The extra cost is well worth the cost in my opinion. The most recent advance in high definition televisions is 120 Hz sets, these new sets are supposed to better handle motion, especially in regards to watching sports. Whether its worth the extra cost is up to you to see for yourself. I imagine that given a couple of years 120 Hz will become the standard. At a minimum, I would recommend a 1080p television for your dream home theater. Sound System - This is potentially the most complex portion of your dream home theater setup. I say potentially because you can purchase a high quality home theater in a box and end up with a respectable sound system for your home theater with minimal fuss, or if you want to extract the maximum quality sound out of your system and are willing to pay what it takes; then building your own system from quality components is definitely the way to go. HTIBs or Home Theaters in Box are sometimes maligned by audiophiles as not being serious home theater sound systems, but a little research will show you that in recent years these pre-packaged systems now have components worthy of being part of a dream home theater system. If you want to build your own system the options and decisions youll be faced with are numerous. But the homework and research is well worth the final reward. Having a high quality picture certainly makes watching a film more enjoyable, but a great sound system takes you out of the confines of your living room and puts you in the middle of action. An audiophile quality sound system can whisk you away to the deep jungles of the Amazon, or put you in passenger seat of a heart pounding car chase through the streets of Los Angeles. A high-powered subwoofer will provide that heart thumping, seat shaking experience with each crash or explosion. Many will skimp on the sound system at the expense of a high quality picture, but they are truly missing half the experience of a dream home theater. Media Player - Normally this is a DVD player or more recently Blu-Ray players. When buying a DVD player, you should choose one with a video signal upconversion to 1080p. Ask your salesperson if the player uses Faroudja Video Processing, this is considered the best upconverting technology. Most Blu-Ray players will upconvert DVDs. If you are willing to pay between $200-$500, then a Blu-Ray player is definitely worth considering. The format war between HDTV a Blu-Ray is over, so a Blu-Ray is a safe bet. Blu-Ray is also capable of providing highest quality lossless audio (True-HD or DTA-HD Master Audio), allowing your dream home theater sound system to really shine. Eventually Blu-Ray will become the standard home video standard, but the good news is that they will play all your old DVDs as well. But if you are like me, once youve gotten used to Blu-Ray quality, its hard to go back plain old DVDs. This is just a quick overview of the major components. There are several other things to consider when building your dream home theater, such as cabling, speaker wire gauge, dipole /bipolar speakers vs. direct radiating just for starters. My recommendation is that if you research and make a well thought out decisions on the major components mentioned here, then many of the choices on the ancillary equipment and parts will begin to fall into place, and creating your dream home theater will be that much easier.
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