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From Storeroom to Home Theatre: Client-Centric Design and Superb Craftsmanship


Summary: Storeroom to star room

For this project, we transformed a 5.5m x 4m storeroom into a custom home theatre, showcasing our expertise in delivering a tailored home theatre room from concept to reality. Initially, the room was an empty space used for storage by the client. After consulting with them and providing a detailed quote, we completed a 3D design for the layout. The project unfolded over a number of stages, with the star ceiling and cinema-style seating still to be installed.


Step 1: Measuring up the space and installing cabling for lighting, sound and starlight ceiling.


Step 2: Framing and sheeting the room, and constructed a step-up platform to create a tiered seating area (foreground)


Step 3: Gyprocking complete with cutouts for in-wall speakers, lighting and star ceiling.


Step 4: Walls painted, lighting installed (client supplied).


Step 4: Installation of carpeting and Grandview 120” Fixed acoustical screen complete the room fitout (awaiting seating and star ceiling).

Unique project elements: Slat acoustic wall treatment


Step 4: Acoustic panelling, in-wall speakers and Epson LS12000 Laser projector.

To make sure this space had the best sound quality possible we installed slat acoustic panels and carpeting. These are known as acoustic treatments: materials which improve the sound quality of your room. They do this by reducing echoes and vibrations that can make the sound coming out of your home theatre speakers unclear and muddy. The benefits of acoustic treatment are:

  • Speech and dialogue are clear and easy to understand.
  • Bass sounds are not too boomy.
  • Improved overall soundstage.

Tech we installed

  • Epson LS12000 Laser projector
  • Grandview 120” Fixed Acoustical screen
  • Audio system to create 7.2.2 Atmos
  • Origin Acoustics LCR69 in wall fronts as LCR x 3
  • Origin Acoustics C65 in wall rear speakers as rears x 4
  • Origin Acoustics thin fit in-ceiling speakers as Atmos speakers
  • 2 x Velodyne Impact 10 subwoofers
  • Denon AVC-X3800H Receiver
  • Apple TV
  • Manhattan Slat acoustics for rear wall
  • Mitsubishi reverse cycle air conditioner

The Build: From design to fitout

We pride ourselves in taking care of all aspects of a project, from the design to fitout. Steps in the process for this job included:

  • Initial site consultation and measure up.
  • Design, including a 3D rendering design of the room shared with the client.
  • Site works begin, including framing, insulating, gyprocking, cabling, cabinetry and painting.
  • Carpet install, fit off and installation of AV equipment.
  • Testing and calibration.
  • Handover to client.

During the consultation phase a 3D rendering of the room design is created detailing all aspects of the build. This gives the client a very good idea of what their room will look like.

Key results

We produced a seamless transformation of a previously unused storeroom into a sophisticated entertainment space. The tiered seating platform,with strategic downlighting, acoustic treatment and integrated air conditioning is all designed for optimal comfort and enjoyment. We also installed a data rack outside the room for component storage, as the client did want this to clutter the home theatre space. This is another project which showcases our ability to deliver high-quality, customised solutions that prioritise the client needs.

Want to transform an existing space in your home, or create a custom home cinema room? Give us a call today on 1800 144 199 to chat through your options.

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Client testimonial

Andy and his team’s honesty, integrity and care were all hallmarks of their character. Andy’s communication was great throughout the process, always returning messages, emails or calls promptly. The overall quality of the work was excellent, as was his advice on our home theatre and study. His relaxed, friendly manner was greatly appreciated, as was his technical knowledge. He was happy to meet multiple times, allowing us the time and space to work through approaches and suggestions, and was patient whilst we worked through our decision making processes. We absolutely recommend Andy and his team at Universal Home Theatre and would definitely engage his services again in the future.

Want to transform an existing space in your home, or create a custom home cinema room? Give us a call today on 1800 144 199 to chat through your options.


Rodd Point 2046

Holgate NSW 2250

Capalaba QLD 4157

Para Hills West SA 5096
Showroom by appointment only

Frankston South VIC 3199

Queensland 4217

East Perth
Showroom by appointment only
Phone: 1800 144 199

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Specials & Packages

Our range of products are often sold far below the RRP of most electrical hardware to accommodate for the home theatre service.

This means big savings for you!