Welcome to ” El Theatre’ de Lamont “, a personal home theatre paradise created by Brian and Debbie Lamont. This magical experience transports visitors south of the border, to a cozy Mexican courtyard on a warm enchanted star filled evening.
The sparkling stars above the garden courtyard are actually created using fiber optic filament, threaded through the black ceiling panels. Brian and Debbie created this magical effect after visiting our web site. Sure it took some time and planning. But after viewing some of the photos, we think you’ll agree that the final results are worth the effort.
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We are DIY’ers, …the challenge of designing and working together on a new project is like therapy for us. With every project we try to create something we will enjoy, use, and have fun building. Not to mention it’s a good excuse for Brian to buy another new tool. Other than remodeling our home, constructing our home theater was one of the most fun projects we have ever accomplished together. The construction of the home theater was by far the most amount of work we had ever placed in one room, but, well worth all the effort.
Starting this new project was a little scary to say the least. We were taking a completely finished room and tearing it apart…. to do what, watch moves! When we told friends what we were doing, they looked at us kind of funny. But, when they see the finished home theater… they look at us with an expression that tells us we did a great job.
If you enjoy movies, and desire a place to get away (right within your own home), then your home should have a home theater, especially a “theme” home theater. A theme home theater should reflect your personal fantasy. We love Mexico and its culture, and wanted our theater to have the feel of an outdoor courtyard in Mexico or the Southwest. The building of a theme home theater requires a fine balance of blending many components, yet keeping the desired illusion in tack.
The best video and outstanding sound can add to the illusion of a home theater, yet, at the same time, less than desirable room acoustics or poor lighting can take away from it. If these components do not blend with the aesthetics of the home theater the illusion of the home theater is lost. If you decide to construct a home theater, whether you want to design and construct the project yourself as we did, or enlist the help of professionals, take the time to learn about home theaters. Read magazines, surf the internet, visit home theater show rooms, or check out the latest and greatest products at a home theatre trade show. You’ll be glad you did your homework when you are sitting back enjoying “Gladiator” in 7.1 surround sound in your fantasy home theater.
Brian & Debbie Lamont
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