Balancing the Budget

Meeting the client’s budget while providing the home theater of their dreams is often a balancing act that Barrett’s Home Theater of Naperville, Il. is used to. “Homeowners usually don’t realize what it takes to build out a room like this theater,” says John Wettlaufer, Barrett’s Custom Audio Video Manager. “In this instance, we were able to have an informed dialog with the client and make key decisions and compromises that made it possible for us to design a great home theater at a price they could live with.”

This theater was part of a basement build out, with a contractor assigned to the project before Barrett’s was brought in to define the location and space. While the contractor was very competent they knew very little about building out a theater room, which required Barrett’s expertise in this area. Together they were able to build out a beautiful and highly functional room that would surprise people to know it was originally a basement.

Once the build out was complete, Barrett’s installed all the equipment and performed all the audio and video calibration. “It’s actually surprising how many high-end projects are not as well calibrated as this theater,” said Wettlaufer. “We consider this the most critical step in the installation process and all our theaters sound fantastic, including this one.”

The interior styling of the room was the client’s inspiration, fitting well with their own personal taste. The theater has become the preferred place for family time plus kids like to bring their friends over to watch movies and TV.

Equipment Runco Front Projector
Stewart Screen
B&W Speakers and Subwoofer
VIP seats
Integra Receiver
Integra Blu Ray
Panamax power conditioner
Audio Quest Cables
Middle Atlantic

Contact Info
Barretts Home Theater
John Wettlaufer
Custom Audio Video Manager
Cell 630-514-1889
Fax 630-428-2832