Home Theaters and Electronic Housesby Cedia Skinner, Tina Skinner
"Pull up a seat for a colorful tour of soundproofed, silverscreened retreats fit for movie stars, Starship commanders, and sultans. Take an ultraprivileged tour through some of today's finest hightech homes, where roombyroom sensors and touchpad controls put lighting, sound, temperature, and security at your command. Watch screens descend or ascend from unexpected hiding places, projectors appear, and windows disappear in JamesBondlike mechanical transitions. And enjoy flatscreen and plasma entertainments in the most unexpected places: shower stalls, pool rooms, home sports bars, and more. This is the only book that offers an inside look at the ultimate techie fantasies, culminating in today's hottest home trend more than 80 dedicated home theaters. Many of these fantasy rooms were drawn straight out of scifi, classic films, and even Westerns, embodying the fantasy of Hollywood. Others are todiefor interiors created by designers in today's hottest styles. Visit basement hideaways that deliver the ultimate theater experience, while doubling as hurricane shelters. There are also bedrooms, playrooms, garages, and even attics that have been remodeled into stateoftheart theaters and media rooms. Included are equipment lists for many of the projects, and discussions about the art of wiring, and advice on choosing a professional to help you transform your home. This is a lipsmacking look at a luxury that is becoming an increasingly popular domestic investment. Packed with dazzling, mindblowing pictures of home theater systems and media/rec rooms, the book is sure to inspire and excite movie enthusiasts, architects, and designers looking for insight to the hitech world of electronic homes."
- Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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- Large Print
- Product dimensions:
- 8.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.10(d)
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This book was packed with gorgeous photos and a ton of amazing inspirational ideas. I was salivating as I turned each page, wanting each and every home theater for my own house! A wonderful edition to my home library... this book is a fantastic idea guide!
If you're looking for lots of color, lots of design ideas, this book has them all beat. Thel ultimate in home design fantasy.