Home Cinema Garage Conversion – Hale, Cheshire
Converting an Unused Double Garage in to a Home Cinema Room
This Home Cinema Room design transforms an unused double garage in to a beautiful cinema room. Externally we leave the up and over double garage door in place (to preserve the street scene) and build an insulated stud wall behind it. This stud wall houses all the front speakers and acoustic treatments before being wrapped in fabric with the projector screen installed over the top.
The Initial Room Design
The actual cinema design is fairly straight forward – the garage door wall houses the projector screen with a wrap around sofa on the opposite wall. The walls are simply painted plaster walls with elements such as the velvet sofa and thick pile carpet chosen to enhance the acoustics of the room. The stud wall at the projector screen end of the room houses a huge amount of acoustic treatments which work in two ways – to enhance the room acoustic profile and also to minimise sound leakage to the exterior of the property.
The Audio Video Package
The room lends itself perfectly to a large 3.8m wide projector screen with the projected image provided by a Sony laser projector. This is a combination we install in the vast majority of our cinema rooms and it works perfectly – delivering a crisp and clear image which rivals an OLED or plasma TV.
Audio is provided by our friends at Artcoustic Speakers in a 7.2.2 format – seven speakers providing surround sound, enhanced by two subwoofers (also installed behind the screen) and two ceiling speakers for height channels. This combination absolutely excels in a room like this and the flexibility of the Artcoustic range allows us to design a speaker package up or down to meet a clients budget needs.
Lighting Design & Control
Lighting design in Cinema Rooms is crucial to providing an enjoyable experience but a delicate balance has to be struck – the lighting should not detract from the enjoyment of the room. This is a relatively simple room but has a relatively advanced lighting design. LED strip lights run along the edges of the walls and ceiling and drop down the back walls with recessed LED spotlights in the ceiling above the seating area. Each light can be individually controlled by a Crestron lighting control system which allows perfect lighting scenes to be recalled at the touch of a button.
If you have an unused garage and would like a space to enjoy time with your family then please do get in touch to see how we can help.