This project came about when we were looking at new houses to buy a few years ago. We happened to visit an open house where the family had a home theater in an extra room in their basement. It was very small, but cozy and they did an awesome job with it. It got our wheels turning that we could recreate something like that if we bought a house with a finished basement. Fast forward about two years and when we finally did settle on a home, it had a perfect basement to create our dream room. Not only did it have a finished basement, but there was another room for storage - so we didn't have to compromise anything.
Without further ado, here are some before and after shots: