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Home Theater Hangout

Carter Oosterhouse transforms a messy basement into a combination home theater and game room.

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Photo 2 of 5Heather and Josh's basement has been transformed into a combination home theater and game room.

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A six-inch platform is built to create dual-level theater seating. The platform and floor are completely covered in eco-friendly carpet tiles. Both levels are lined with lightweight chairs that are comfy and can easily be rearranged in any configuration. Carter and his crew paint the walls then add fabric-covered panels for better acoustics. Columns sit between the panels to hold new wall sconces. Plywood is used to build a two-channel soffit on the ceiling. One channel will hold the home theater wires while the other will house rope lighting. Finally, the latest in high-tech media equipment is installed to give the homeowners a true home theater experience.
Check out how the fabric panels are constructed.

Product information for items used in this makeover:
wood with formaldehyde-free adhesive: PureBond - Columbia Forest Products
audio/visual equipment: Custom Theater Xperience
carpet tiles: Flor - Thick & Thin Cocoa Chocolate 1370702500, Solid Ground Teal 1370702500
chairs: Rezon8 Living - Microfiber Choco
curtain fabric: Joann - Signature small pintuck taffeta CIC J 8587560
panel fabric: Joann - Tabacco Alova suede CIS J 7319098 and Connemara Garnet CIW J 648944
card game tabletop: Big 5 Sporting Goods - Halex Vegas Card 3015476
stencil for columns: Stencil Planet - 10675
coffee table: Ikea - Lack
sconces: Ikea - Kryssbo
paint: Behr 250F-7 Melted Chocolate

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