Wallacia

Wallacia

Home Theatre Room

System Price $75,000

Categories Includes:

Custom Home Theatre Room, Installation & Programming

The new owners of this home wanted to convert the existing open plan formal lounge room into a dedicated home cinema. Life Style Store took care of all facets of this room including room aesthetics, acoustic treatments and of course the audio visual system. A custom bulkhead and false ceiling was added for the starlight ceiling, a raised floor was built for the row of cinema seating and new double entry doors with custom chesterfield panels were added. The rear and side of the room had a custom full height curtain installed. The audio visual equipment for the room is housed in a custom cabinet at the front of the room.

The new owners of this Wallacia home could see the unlimited potential of their existing formal lounge room, so they requested Life Style Store to convert the room into a dedicated home cinema. “My girlfriend, Lyn, and I bought a new house and had this huge formal lounge area that I knew was a waste of space,” explains homeowner Chris. “I always wanted to put a custom home theatre in and this room was perfect for it. I wanted to have a 4K cinema experience with Dolby Atmos, the largest screen that would suit the room and automation for lighting and curtains.”

Chris shares the home with Lyn, her daughter and her daughter’s partner, plus two boys (aged one and three years). His mum also lives downstairs in her own two-room setup. “This is our family home and I wanted something I did not have to change for at least seven to 10 years,” says Chris. “We were inspired by many of the home theatre rooms we had seen completed for other Life Style Store clients. I had no ideas except for the technology. Aidan Cubis and John Kranitis from Life Style Store came up with multiple ideas as we went through the build and Lyn developed the colour selection. The team was very professional.”

Life Style Store took care of all facets of this room including aesthetics, acoustic treatments and, of course, the audio-visual system. One remote controls all devices in the setup, such as the 4K player, amp, digital TV, Foxtel, Xbox, lighting and curtains. Chris and Lyn requested a lighter-toned theatre but were happy for the starlight ceiling sections and the curtains to be the darker contrast in the room. “I wanted a designer-look theatre, so blacks and very dark colours were out of the question,” explains Chris. “I did not want standard room colours — I wanted it to look like the new generation of home theatre rooms as opposed to other rooms I have seen where is it mostly black or very dark colours. As it is a corner room we have plenty of light coming in, so it had to look good in the light and perform well when the curtains close.

“We also asked for a touch of red in the room to add that traditional movie-room feel and achieved this by adding red cinema seating. The room’s colour scheme was designed around these red, extra-wide home theatre chairs.” A custom bulkhead and false ceiling were added for the starlight ceiling. “The starlight ceiling is something everybody admires when they see the room,” says Chris. A raised floor was built for the row of cinema seating. “The raised floor to support the home theatre chairs gives a real cinema experience,” says Chris.

New double entry doors with custom Chesterfield panels were also installed. “We have two separate doors that folded open into the room,” says Chris. “We had one door removed and replaced by a wall to hang a picture with automated LED lights. The main doors were replaced with new custom doors with a Chesterfield appearance. The Chesterfield doors give it a very grand feel.” “The custom double Chesterfield-style entry doors really set the movie vibe the moment you enter the room and the clients love the feeling they impart, setting the tone of the space,” says Aidan Cubis, retail store manager at Life Style Store. The rear and side of the room had a custom full-height curtain installed and the audio-visual equipment for the room is housed in a custom cabinet at the front of the room. “Life Style Store arranged custom cabinets to hide all the equipment. I like how all the equipment is hidden,” says Chris. “Chris asked for Atmos speakers installed in the ceiling but didn’t want any speakers in the starlight section of the ceiling,” explains Aidan. “To achieve this with a clean, seamless look, we had to use a narrow-design speaker that motorises down from within the ceiling bulkheads. Custom air-conditioning grilles were also manufactured to match the look and style of the Atmos speakers. The speakers and air-conditioning grilles were then painted to colour match the ceiling bulkhead.” “We have speakers that automate and fold down on the bulkhead and Life Style Store even arranged for the air conditioning to fl ow through to two new outlets in the bulkhead,” says Chris. “The room was changed two to three times during the build to enhance the sound with the relocation of speakers for a true Dolby Atmos experience.” Life Style Store also set a welcome scene for the family for when they fi rst enter the room. This automated scene is triggered by a motion sensor and starts the theatre system, closes the motorised curtains, lowers the Atmos speakers and sets a movie time lighting scene.

“Life Style Store listened to what we wanted and delivered a system that met all of our needs with great attention to detail,” says Chris. “We truly love our new home theatre. The team was fantastic and really understood what I was trying to achieve. I let them run with their ideas — they are the experts. “I think the end result from how the room was originally to how it is now makes our project special. Life Style Store looked at the room and knew the best model to use and to enable us to have the best experience when watching movies. “Everybody really enjoys using the theatre room and it seems to get a lot of Xbox play as well. The automation makes it very easy for everybody to use — even the three-year-old!”

  • Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K Projector
  • Screen Technics 140″ 2.35:1 Cinemascope Screen
  • Anthem MRX1120 11 Channel Atmos A/V Receiver
  • Oppo UDP203 4K Blu-Ray Player
  • Paradigm Prestige Series 85F Main Speakers
  • Paradigm Prestige Series 55C Centre Speaker
  • Paradigm Pro Series P80R In-Ceiling Surround Speakers x 4
  • KEF Ci3-80QT Motorised In-Ceiling Atmos Speakers x 2
  • Paradigm Prestige 1000SW 12″ Subwoofers x 2
  • Thor Power Conditioner
  • Control4 EA1 Home Controller + SR260 Remote
  • Custom Starlight Ceiling & Perimeter LED Lights
  • Vicoustic Cinema Round Acoustic Wall Panels
  • Room Modifications, Custom Bulkhead
  • Custom Joinery to House the Equipment
  • Lighting For The Room
  • Control4 Automated Lighting Control
  • Control4 Automated Curtain Control
  • Raised Floor For Row of Cinema Seating
  • Room Painting & Carpeting

Home Theatre Room

System Price $75,000

Categories Includes:

Custom Home Theatre Room, Installation & Programming

The new owners of this home wanted to convert the existing open plan formal lounge room into a dedicated home cinema. Life Style Store took care of all facets of this room including room aesthetics, acoustic treatments and of course the audio visual system. A custom bulkhead and false ceiling was added for the starlight ceiling, a raised floor was built for the row of cinema seating and new double entry doors with custom chesterfield panels were added. The rear and side of the room had a custom full height curtain installed. The audio visual equipment for the room is housed in a custom cabinet at the front of the room.

The new owners of this Wallacia home could see the unlimited potential of their existing formal lounge room, so they requested Life Style Store to convert the room into a dedicated home cinema. “My girlfriend, Lyn, and I bought a new house and had this huge formal lounge area that I knew was a waste of space,” explains homeowner Chris. “I always wanted to put a custom home theatre in and this room was perfect for it. I wanted to have a 4K cinema experience with Dolby Atmos, the largest screen that would suit the room and automation for lighting and curtains.”

Chris shares the home with Lyn, her daughter and her daughter’s partner, plus two boys (aged one and three years). His mum also lives downstairs in her own two-room setup. “This is our family home and I wanted something I did not have to change for at least seven to 10 years,” says Chris. “We were inspired by many of the home theatre rooms we had seen completed for other Life Style Store clients. I had no ideas except for the technology. Aidan Cubis and John Kranitis from Life Style Store came up with multiple ideas as we went through the build and Lyn developed the colour selection. The team was very professional.”

Life Style Store took care of all facets of this room including aesthetics, acoustic treatments and, of course, the audio-visual system. One remote controls all devices in the setup, such as the 4K player, amp, digital TV, Foxtel, Xbox, lighting and curtains. Chris and Lyn requested a lighter-toned theatre but were happy for the starlight ceiling sections and the curtains to be the darker contrast in the room. “I wanted a designer-look theatre, so blacks and very dark colours were out of the question,” explains Chris. “I did not want standard room colours — I wanted it to look like the new generation of home theatre rooms as opposed to other rooms I have seen where is it mostly black or very dark colours. As it is a corner room we have plenty of light coming in, so it had to look good in the light and perform well when the curtains close.

“We also asked for a touch of red in the room to add that traditional movie-room feel and achieved this by adding red cinema seating. The room’s colour scheme was designed around these red, extra-wide home theatre chairs.” A custom bulkhead and false ceiling were added for the starlight ceiling. “The starlight ceiling is something everybody admires when they see the room,” says Chris. A raised floor was built for the row of cinema seating. “The raised floor to support the home theatre chairs gives a real cinema experience,” says Chris.

New double entry doors with custom Chesterfield panels were also installed. “We have two separate doors that folded open into the room,” says Chris. “We had one door removed and replaced by a wall to hang a picture with automated LED lights. The main doors were replaced with new custom doors with a Chesterfield appearance. The Chesterfield doors give it a very grand feel.” “The custom double Chesterfield-style entry doors really set the movie vibe the moment you enter the room and the clients love the feeling they impart, setting the tone of the space,” says Aidan Cubis, retail store manager at Life Style Store. The rear and side of the room had a custom full-height curtain installed and the audio-visual equipment for the room is housed in a custom cabinet at the front of the room. “Life Style Store arranged custom cabinets to hide all the equipment. I like how all the equipment is hidden,” says Chris. “Chris asked for Atmos speakers installed in the ceiling but didn’t want any speakers in the starlight section of the ceiling,” explains Aidan. “To achieve this with a clean, seamless look, we had to use a narrow-design speaker that motorises down from within the ceiling bulkheads. Custom air-conditioning grilles were also manufactured to match the look and style of the Atmos speakers. The speakers and air-conditioning grilles were then painted to colour match the ceiling bulkhead.” “We have speakers that automate and fold down on the bulkhead and Life Style Store even arranged for the air conditioning to fl ow through to two new outlets in the bulkhead,” says Chris. “The room was changed two to three times during the build to enhance the sound with the relocation of speakers for a true Dolby Atmos experience.” Life Style Store also set a welcome scene for the family for when they fi rst enter the room. This automated scene is triggered by a motion sensor and starts the theatre system, closes the motorised curtains, lowers the Atmos speakers and sets a movie time lighting scene.

“Life Style Store listened to what we wanted and delivered a system that met all of our needs with great attention to detail,” says Chris. “We truly love our new home theatre. The team was fantastic and really understood what I was trying to achieve. I let them run with their ideas — they are the experts. “I think the end result from how the room was originally to how it is now makes our project special. Life Style Store looked at the room and knew the best model to use and to enable us to have the best experience when watching movies. “Everybody really enjoys using the theatre room and it seems to get a lot of Xbox play as well. The automation makes it very easy for everybody to use — even the three-year-old!”

  • Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K Projector
  • Screen Technics 140″ 2.35:1 Cinemascope Screen
  • Anthem MRX1120 11 Channel Atmos A/V Receiver
  • Oppo UDP203 4K Blu-Ray Player
  • Paradigm Prestige Series 85F Main Speakers
  • Paradigm Prestige Series 55C Centre Speaker
  • Paradigm Pro Series P80R In-Ceiling Surround Speakers x 4
  • KEF Ci3-80QT Motorised In-Ceiling Atmos Speakers x 2
  • Paradigm Prestige 1000SW 12″ Subwoofers x 2
  • Thor Power Conditioner
  • Control4 EA1 Home Controller + SR260 Remote
  • Custom Starlight Ceiling & Perimeter LED Lights
  • Vicoustic Cinema Round Acoustic Wall Panels
  • Room Modifications, Custom Bulkhead
  • Custom Joinery to House the Equipment
  • Lighting For The Room
  • Control4 Automated Lighting Control
  • Control4 Automated Curtain Control
  • Raised Floor For Row of Cinema Seating
  • Room Painting & Carpeting

Installation Overview

App Price $75,000

Custom Home Theatre Room

  • Year of installation: 2017
  • Suburb: Wallacia
  • Architect: N/A
  • Builder: Existing home
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