Craig from Boulder, Colorado welcomes you to his sleek basement home theater.
Going for a clean, modern look, he first designed the entire thing using Sketchup 3D. This mockup provides a pretty close approximation of how everything ended up looking when it was finished.
Here's the construction phase, with Craig's projector in place on the ceiling and his screen sitting on the floor, waiting to be mounted.
This is the finished product. Craig says it's his favorite place to be on a Friday night, watching the latest 4K movie release, sipping on a Japanese whisky, engulfed in Dolby Atmos surround sound.
The home theater features Dolby Atmos 5.1.4, a 120-inch screen and a very bright 4K HDR capable Epson 5040 UB projector.
The equipment list is an impressive blend of audio and video gear.
Golden Ear SuperSat 3 left/right surrounds hug the back corners.
One of the four Golden Ear Invisa 650 in-ceiling Atmos speakers before being installed in the ceiling...
...and after installation.
The four Dolby Atmos speakers in the ceiling get white covers to blend in.
Craig created a floating shelf system using a reclaimed wood plank from a panel truck.
With help from some welding friends, he was able to use large threaded rods and nuts with washers to suspend the shelves at any height for a rich industrial look.
Side view of the shelf.
The Marantz SR7011 nine-channel receiver.
Golden Ear Triton 5 tower speaker.
"We found two Italian wall sconces that direct light up and down to highlight the screen wall and give the theater an old cinema look," Craig says. "The wall is painted with the original dark Ferrari red, for richness and to pay homage to the motorsports history."
Lights off, sconces on.
The bookshelf from afar.
The view from in front of the screen.
The rear and side walls have acoustic wall covering to lessen first order reflections, while the art highlight area is a custom design that is used to also hide in-wall plumbing.
From from back right.
The projector and screen in action.
Animation really pops in dark-room mode.
Here's Craig's Bolex 16mm camera that he used in college to make films.
Craig says: "It's a cozy, open space with modern, clean touches and plenty of space for yoga and the pup."