You will love this DIY home theater design which includes many photos stepping you through exactly how this professional-looking media room was built from a bare room to an incredible cinema-like entertainment space.
This DIY home theater project was kindly provided by a reader of Home Stratosphere.
The room is capable of watching regular TV, streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu as well as Blueray DVDs. It’s the ultimate TV Room.
Below is a series of photos that step you through exactly what he did to create a professional-looking media room with some very nice flourishes that give it a vintage cinema look.
How long: Worked 1 weekend day per week for 1 year to complete.
As you can see in the finished result above, the room includes stadium seating with large, plush leather (real leather) armchairs that cost $3,200 for all four. No expense was spared on the chairs, which I think was very smart. After all, comfort is paramount when enjoying a movie or TV show.
The projector is a Panasonic PT-AW-100U floor-mounted projector.
You’ll also notice that the format is a projector with screen. This is ideal for a home theater, but given the size of today’s televisions, you can also opt for an 85″ TV that’s wall-mounted. If going the TV route, it’s more of a media room than a home theater.
What’s cool is that the projector is mounted on the floor placed in a custom-built wood box.
In addition to the Tannoy speakers at the front and rear, shaker bass speakers were wired into each seat.
I love the two-tone gray walls, matte black ceiling and red color scheme used. The splashes of red on the walls under the lights look great as it matches the deep red carpeting.