August 25, 2008 by Lisa Montgomery
Grease and grime had been soaking into the concrete floor for more than 100 years. It was not the clean, pristine environment deserving of a high-end home theater.
“To look at it, it looked like putting in a theater would be impossible,” recalls Greg Mizerek of Advanced Media Systems in Morristown, NJ. But with a huge dose of TLC and the integration of a host of awesome A/V equipment, the two-stall space transitioned from a dark, ugly storage area into a stellar entertainment oasis.
“From the start, we designed it as a guy’s home theater,” says Mizerek. That meant wood paneling all around, topped with a handsome coffered ceiling. Those amenities would certainly help warm up the look of the room, but like most garages built over a century ago, heating and cooling ducts were not part of the design. For heat, the existing concrete floor was busted up and repoured to accommodate a radiant floor heating system. For air conditioning, the additional ducts were added. The A/V components (listed below) finished off the interior space.
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Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.
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