Revamped Home Theater Keeps Rustic Look
Gramophone transformed this basement into an inviting entertainment room.
March 21, 2013 by Rachel Cericola

When building a new home theater, wood paneling probably isn’t on the “gimme” list for most people. However, this homeowner wanted to keep some of that rustic look—and called in Maryland’s Gramophone to make it happen.

Before the construction, the room included the aforementioned wood paneling, a tiled drop ceiling, and all sorts of knickknacks around the room. Gramophone decided to keep some of the wood paneling and combine it with other warm colors and decor. The one other thing that they kept was the homeowner’s prized 60-inch Pioneer Elite KURO TV.

Gramophone made that piece the room’s focal point, but created a whole new floor-plan that would make the space more conducive to watching that big screen. The end result features 10 dedicated theater seats, as well as a spot for the homeowner to entertain family and friends.

Completed back in 2011, the homeowner has since asked Gramophone to take on the home’s office and exercise spaces, the family room, and even the laundry room. To see more of this finished room, check out our “Revamped Home Theater Keeps Rustic Look” slideshow.

Equipment List

  • AudioQuest 14/2 Speaker Wire
  • CinemaAcoustic Panels
  • Definitive Technology BPX Speakers
  • Definitive Technology BP2X Speakers
  • Definitive Technology BP7001 Speakers
  • Definitive Technology CLR-3000 Speaker
  • Definitive Technology Surround Speakers
  • Integra Receiver
  • Liberty RG-6 Quad Cable
  • Lutron Custom Shades
  • Lutron 6-Dimmer Grafik Eye QS
  • Monster Cables & Speaker Wire
  • Monster Power Center
  • Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Player
  • Pioneer 60-inch Elite Kuro HDTV
  • Niles IR Flasher with LED
  • URC Advanced RF Base Station
  • URC MX-980 Remote Control
  • VIP Recliners

Check out another great Before & After home theater project here.
How to Plan Your Home Tech Makeover.

Two more awesome Gramophone home audio, video and control projects here:
Audio/Video Makeover in Washington DC
Lighting and Audio Control in 5,100 Square-foot Home

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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