Katie's "Size Doesn't Matter" Basement Home Theater

Katie's "Size Doesn't Matter" Basement Home Theater

Sonia Zjawinski
Feb 1, 2010

Katie Richardson's basement home theater just goes to show that you don't need a McMansion to set up a sweet home theater. Katie's underground entertainment room utilizes every square inch for her home entertainment needs, complete with a front projection system and even a velvet rope!

Katie uses a Sharp XR-11XC DLP projector to beam out movies on the wall from her Sony Blu-Ray player.

"When I was researching home theaters back in 2006, I kept reading that it's a good idea to get everything set up and get a good feel for it, and THEN figure out your screen (since they can be so expensive). So, that's what I did," Katie writes to Unplggd. "As it turned out, the shade of white that my basement just happened to be painted worked perfectly. I left it at that, and had the rest of the room (and ceiling) painted a chocolate brown. There's still some white area on the sides of the "screen" that I want to go back and paint brown now that I know the picture will never go wider than what you see in the photos (because of how my projector displays)."

She's been pumping audio out of basic L/R speakers and subwoofer, but recently upgraded to an Onkyo HT-S3200 surround sound system.

Images: Katie Richardson

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