If you have an odd shaped space in your basement or an upstairs room that is currently just storing exercise bicycles and boxes of Christmas ornaments, consider hiring a home theater design professional. Mike Fox, owner of Fox Audio Visual in Springfield, IL, was recently given the challenge of converting an unusual-shaped unfinished basement into a home theater.
“The space had a strange octagon-shaped area attached to it,” Fox explains. The home owner was going to just stick a wide screen TV in one corner, slap up a sound system, and call it a day, but at the last minute decided to call in a professional. The result was a fantastic and elegant home theater room with custom woodwork and lighting, fantastic acoustics, and top-of-the line sound and video. Sometimes it pays to get a professional opinion, and oddly enough, it’s often the rooms that are least practical for anything else that make the best home theaters once the design is carefully executed.