Media-Room Makeovers for Four Hollywood Celebs

DIY Network and lifestyle-technology expert Janna Robinson create lavish home theaters for actors Kevin Connolly and Patrick Warburton, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell and director Oliver Stone.

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  1. Home Theater
  2. Remodeling

Nancy O'Dell's Home Theater, Before

Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell felt that a substantial facelift was in order for her family's little-used man cave.

Nancy O'Dell's Home Theater, Before

The beige lounge chairs and the simple flat-screen TV were more dorm-room drab than Hollywood chic.

Nancy O'Dell's Home Theater, After

The Hollywood Hi-Tech team creates a recessed home for a new 100-inch flat-screen TV and custom installations for five in-wall surround sound speakers.

Nancy O'Dell's Home Theater, Before

A pair of recliners and a stepladder for an end table might suit Joey and Chandler nicely, but they are hardly worthy of a Hollywood-entertainment insider and her family.

Nancy O'Dell's Home Theater, After

The converted space features raised seating, luxurious leather chairs and a reworked decorating scheme. Structural arches are replaced with less obtrusive support beams to open up the space and create a more comfortable viewing area.

Patrick Warburton's Backhouse/Barn

Patrick Warburton, star of Rules of Engagement (and forever "Puddy" to Seinfeld enthusiasts), has a barn building at his home that he'd like to turn into his own personal concert hall.

Patrick Warburton

Patrick carefully examines some of the new a/v equipment and furnishings before the home theater conversion gets under way.

Patrick Warburton's Home Theater, Before

The interior space had taken on the clutter that befalls many backhouses, and the painted-on "projection screen" would hardly impress movie-buff friends.

Patrick Warburton's Home Theater, After

A professionally installed 100-inch screen with retractable theater curtains and HD projector is much more conducive to an at-home cinema experience.

Patrick Warburton's Home Theater, Before

One advantage of the detached barn building is that it's isolated enough to be the ideal location for a rock 'n' roller with a very loud sound system.

Patrick Warburton's Home Theater, After

No less than 10 high-efficiency speakers and a mega-powerful audio system should allow Patrick enough amplification to lift the roof off his barn.

Kevin Connolly

Actor Kevin Connolly, of HBO's hit series Entourage, soaks up the cinema experience in his newly outfitted home theater. With the help of Janna Robinson and the Hollywood Hi-Tech team, this former bar space was taken from stark to extraordinary.

Kevin Connolly's Home Theater, Before

Kevin's underutilized bar area is strictly bachelor-pad standard, but Drama, Turtle, Vince and — most especially — Ari Gold would scarcely be proud.

Kevin Connolly's Home Theater, After

The completed screening room features a 110-inch screen, HD projector and custom-made automatic blackout shades.

Kevin Connolly's Home Theater, Before

The space's living area offers nice views, but windows and exterior light like this pose a challenge for creating a home theater.

Kevin Connolly's Home Theater, After

Custom blackout shades completely remove any chance of screen glare and combine with luxury raised seating to create the sense of isolation that's ideal for dedicated movie watching.

Oliver Stone's Living Room

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone welcomes the Hollywood Hi-Tech team into his luxurious home for a much-needed "tech up" of his personal screening room.

Oliver Stone's Living Room

Oliver Stone is a three-time Academy Award winner, and his directing credits include Wall Street, Salvador, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon, Talk Radio, Natural Born Killers, and The Doors. He also won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Midnight Express.

Oliver Stone's New A/V System

Janna Robinson and team outfit Stone's media room with a crystal-clear wide-screen HD monitor positioned at perfect eye level and an upgraded sound system.

Oliver Stone's New A/V System

A 5.1-channel surround system and a variety of rack-mounted electronic goodies ensure clarity in both sound and picture.

Oliver Stone's New A/V System

The crew installs a ceiling-mounted screen that descends with the touch of a button, again to the perfect viewing level that any movie aficionado, and most especially a filmmaker, would appreciate.