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Cheap Garage to Home Theater Conversion

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Swanny, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Swanny

    Swanny Active Member

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    I converted my garage, a totally under utilized space into a Home Theater for under $10,000.

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    The garage door was replaced with glass sliders that match the house.

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    Screen measures 120" diagonal


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    Curtains hide storage.

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    I purchased black out curtains from Target and had my local tailor hem to fit.

    This is where I film The Home Theater Show
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  2. Kevin Stewart

    Kevin Stewart Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice.

    Only things I would have done differently is spread the L/R speakers out a bit more (depending on your seating distance), lower the screen and L/R speakers (both seem to be about 5' high, as opposed to head height ~ 3'), locate the equipment so it's not in view when watching (lights can be a distraction) and paint the trim, ceiling, and front wall black to reduce reflections.

    How far back is the seating? Riser? Are the towers used for 2 channel?
     
  3. Swanny

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    Kevin,

    Good points...Will be painting the ceiling black as soon as I get some time. The towers are new and yes I do use them for 2 channel. My next project is to move the 2 front in wall speakers to the sides of the room to make my system 7.1 compatible. Row of seating is 10" from the screen. I do not have risers.
     
  4. Jim Mcc

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    Nice job. I would highly recommend painting the screen wall flat black.
     
  5. serraniruben

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    Hi all,
    Good job,
    Really a full improved space.
    I only change the color on the screen wall for a more darker one.
    Only my two cnts
    Rub{en
     
  6. mrpaseo

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    Very nice clean look, I like it. Thanks for sharing.
     

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