Everyone knows that sometimes you just need an escape: from work, from the pressure. The annoying part is that that escape is almost always somewhere that is not your house! But what if it could be?

This man knew just how awesome it would be to be able to have that essential place to get away right under his own roof… and went and made it himself. Now, after two long years of hard work, he’s ready to share his creation with the world!

He’d dreamed of his perfect getaway inside his home for years, but finally he was ready. And he had the perfect space.

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To begin, he removed the tiles on the ceiling, the front of the closet, and the shelves.

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This closet was stripped and expanded to make room for an A/V system.

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Soffits were added next.

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What’s this? A projector!

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The ceiling was coming together at long last.

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The kids weren’t much help, but they were useful for measuring out the screen!

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Sheet rock went into place, and lights were situated around the ceiling.

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Time to paint!

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And the next coat!

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A specialized insulation to improve the acoustics was put in the front of the room.

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And a stage was placed in front of that.

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Who wants some killer sound?

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Finally, the screen was put into place and the theater began to truly take shape.

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Not too shabby! But the project wasn’t done…

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A custom-made box was placed in the ceiling.

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That looks great!

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The columns on the side of the room are a nice touch.

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But they weren’t finished just yet.

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They still needed a trim!

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Wow!

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Acoustic pannelling was put between each of the columns to further improve the sound.

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Time for opening night!

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After nearly two years of work, it was time for the big show!

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The only problem: what movie do you start with?

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All that’s missing are some overpriced snacks and a few kids trying to sneak into the R-rated movie, and it would be just like the real deal. Now it’s just time to kick back and enjoy the show!

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