Best Home Cinema (under £40,000)
Winner: Finite Solutions for Garage Music Cinema
An inspired conversion of a double garage has created a highly desirable home cinema and music room.
Finite Solutions had the vision to transform a junk room into an impressive cinema. The client also has the perfect location for practising his drums without disturbing other family members. The project needed to strike the right balance between the various audio visual elements and the room build and fi t-out costs to meet the client’s modest budget. A key element of this project was the acoustic insulation. A softwood frame was built onto the existing block work and then covered with double ply boards with acoustic quilt fi lling the cavities. Acoustic absorption panels and engineered diffuser panels were also mounted on the walls.
The cinema system comprises a JVC projector, Screen Research acoustically transparent screen and Bowers & Wilkins speakers. A URC control system enables intuitive operation through a single remote. Content is provided by a Kaleidescape system. LED perimeter lighting in the ceiling, down
lights and low level LED lights provide multiple options for illuminating the room for different purposes. Rako wireless dimmers create four lighting scenes; controlled via an on-wall keypad or the remote.
The client was impressed by the “exceptional service from start to finish”.