How They Did It: Biggest Bang for the Buck

Ed Wenck
Nov 14, 2017

The challenges here: a built-in kitchen, two large windows, and a budget of only $90,000.

When the scope of the project shifted from a standard home theater to a larger media room containing a theater, both the space and the budget called for creativity. That creativity included a reconfiguration of the basement’s HVAC ductwork, a specially-built wall to close off seventy percent of the room, a custom closet built for the rack, and acoustic treatments to compensate for the unusual footprint.

Additionally, all the gear had to be hidden — another miracle this firm managed to pull off with a five-figure price tag.

The team at Casaplex detailed some of the biggest hurdles:

“The HVAC presented an issue for this room for two reasons: one, we were breaking one large room into two; and two, we were installing a Dolby Atmos system. This dictated that we ensure our reconstructed space would be adequately heated and cooled and that we reconfigure the ductwork to allow for optimal positioning of the Dolby Atmos speakers.

“With the two large windows and the client’s desire for a kitchen, the shape of the space was not conducive for audio performance. By enclosing part of the room, and using acoustical treatments and stretched fabric on 80% of the room, we were able to compensate for the oddly shaped footprint.”

The project won a 2017 CEDIA Award for Best Media Room, Level II (Americas).

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1 Comment

  1. 1 David 18 Nov
    This is my media room, and it's great seeing it featured by CEDIA and for the great work done by the Casaplex team. Thanks!



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