A step-by-step journey of transforming a garage into a world-class home theater.
You’ve heard of do-it-yourselfers. In fact, you’ve probably seen them featured on the pages of Audio Video Interiors. But Richard Charschan has something on them—he’s a pro. The president of AcousticSmart—a family-owned company that specializes in the design and fabrication of acoustically treated custom home theater interiors and home theater seating—Charschan has gone without a dedicated space of his own for quite some time now. “It’s like the shoemaker who has holes in his own shoes,” he says. “I wanted something that would serve as a corporate showroom, as well as be a great addition for me and my family.” This multi-part column will take you, the reader, from beginning to end pictorially, helping you understand visually how a pro installs his own home theater.