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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 4 of 5When it comes to movie time, the red curtains close to cover the bar area. Then with the touch of a button, the 97-inch screen lowers down from inside the valance.

After: Poker Night(4 of 5)

Built from medium-density fiberboard (MDF), the valance was painted black and stencils were used to create the white design.

When the movie is over, the fold-away game table is pulled out, the chairs are gathered around and the cards are dealt. Because this basement is tight on space, Carter incorporates items that can be easily stored away. The store-bought, felt tabletop folds down small enough to be kept in a closet and the table folds in half so it can be pushed up against the wall.

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