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Maximize Your Home Theater

Use the following five projects to build a comfortable and stylish home theater in your home.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How to Install Acoustic Wall Panels

A home theater is greatly improved by focusing on the acoustics of the room. Adding wall paneling makes any sound system better. Learn how to hang acoustic wall panels with these easy step-by-step directions.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Make Barn-Door Style Blackout Shutters

Barn-door style wooden shutters block out external light to darken the home theater area.

  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Maximize Sound in a Home Theater

Learn how to set up surround-sound for maximum effectiveness.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Build Carpeted Seating Platforms

There's not a bad seat in the house, thanks to these custom home-theater risers.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Add Finishing Touches to a Home Theater

Acoustical panels, hidden wiring and other pro touches finish off this hip home theater.

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