Old Garage Becomes “Guys” Theater
100-years of grease and grime is replaced by a slick home entertainment setup.
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 - Contributing Writer
Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.

Equipment List

61-inch NEC plasma TV
Denon receiver
Definitive Audio speakers and subwoofers
Universal Remote Control handheld remote
Two 23-inch Samsung TVs
Three satellite receivers (one for each TV)
DVD player
Xbox 360 and Wii gaming consoles

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