These theaters had to overcome tough challenges to become reality.
Garage Becomes Theater: Before
Garage Becomes Theater: After
Ping-Pong Basement: Before
Ping-Pong Basement: After
DIY Theater: Before
DIY Theater: After
Old Theater Updated: Before
Old Theater Updated: After
Indoor Pool Becomes Theater: Before
Indoor Pool Becomes Theater: After
Flooded Basement: Before
Flooded Basement: After
Retro Basement: Before
Retro Basement: After
Odd-Shaped Room: Before
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Odd-Shaped Room: Before

A small TV and sparse decor, combined with big viewing appetites and enthusiasm for the latest video technology, made this room an easy target for home theater upgrade. Because it wasn’t a dedicated room closed off to the rest of the house, Union Place had to control the lighting from both the interior spaces and the exterior window. The room opened up into others in the house, so that was another reason it didn’t make for the ideal dedicated theater.

Read more: Odd-Shaped Room Optimized as 'Scope Theater