A Classic Home Theater in Barrington Hills


Eric and Christine have at all times liked film nights. Having each grown up in Barrington, they’ve fond recollections of the historic Catlow Theater. They even had a house theater of their earlier dwelling to take pleasure in household film nights with their rising kids. After transferring three years in the past to their present dwelling in Barrington Hills, their film nights weren’t the identical with out an intentional dwelling theater.

They determined it was time to put money into a devoted dwelling theater however knew the job can be difficult. The couple envisioned a very uncooked portion of their basement to turn out to be the house cinema of their goals, outfitted for cinematic enjoyable for all ages and impressed by the wealthy colours and traditional design components of a conventional theater. Seamlessly mixing the wealthy colours and traditional design our purchasers liked with trendy cinematic expertise was key.

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Profitable Partnerships

The couple started working with Mills Applied sciences to design the immersive audio and visible elements they wished of their theater. Having accomplished a profitable bathtub rework with Advance Design beforehand, Eric & Christine knew who to name when it got here time to carry their theater imaginative and prescient to life as soon as the technical aspect of the mission was in place.

Advance Design labored in tandem with Mills Applied sciences to design and construct a house theater and foyer with traditional design particulars and state-of-the-art cinema expertise all through.

“This was an advanced project- not solely working with purchasers, however with Mills and CinemaTech with coordinating plans…logistically it was very difficult. ADS labored very properly with these different companions and with us,” Eric mentioned.

Marquee Theater Entrance

Marquee Entrance & Foyer

For Eric & Christine, the Catlow theater in Barrington embodies the concept of what an actual theater expertise appears like, they usually wished to carry these recollections dwelling. From the marquee entrance all through to the again row of the theater itself, their new dwelling theater actually encompasses the traditional cinematic allure they love.

In the course of the redesign course of with the Advance Design crew, a big foyer house and snack bar had been added right into a portion of the uncooked house simply outdoors the precise theater. This addition enhanced the doorway and general expertise of the cinema.

Theater Lobby Snack Bar

No film evening is full with out everybody’s favourite sweet, drinks, and naturally popcorn! As you enter the foyer, seize your favourite treats from the snack bar earlier than getting into the theater. The bar contains 4 pull-out glass show drawers, glass cabinets, a mirror backsplash, a beverage cooler, and customized sweet bar show cabinets. The customized darkish brown cabinetry by Artisan Made Cabinetry and gold {hardware} complement the traditional design Eric & Christine envisioned.

Candy Display Shelves

Genuine Theater Particulars

Wealthy pink, yellow, and brown tones proceed from the foyer into the theater room. Theater-quality audio system and subwoofers are hidden on behind the pink wall panels on each wall and within the ceiling for an immersive audio expertise whether or not you’re entrance row or sitting on the counter behind the theater.

“The standard of the work is implausible. ADS is an professional at what they do. The angle was at all times optimistic and pleasant with Nick and each different crew member we interacted with,” Eric says.

Home Theater Room

The couple partnered with CinemaTech to furnish their theater with eight luxurious cinema recliners. A lighted tray ceiling provides visible curiosity and enhances acoustics within the house.

“Everybody is worked up about it, everybody desires to spend time collectively for household film evening! Our children have already had mates over a pair occasions, having this house for them and their mates is fairly cool too,” Eric says.

Home Theater Room

Their household loves gaining access to an immersive theater expertise with out having to depart dwelling. The house elevates any film evening and is a implausible house for Eric & Christine’s youngsters to host mates.

Eric and Christine are thrilled with their traditional dwelling cinema and every genuine element in it, they usually loved their expertise working with the Advance Design crew to create an area for his or her household and mates to take pleasure in for years to come back.

We’re prepared to assist carry your basement mission to life! With our “Frequent Sense Reworking” strategy, the method of renovating your own home has by no means been simpler. Let’s get began! Name us at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment with considered one of our gifted designers.

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