My wife and I recently moved into our first house in September 2012 after looking at lots of properties we finally went for a new build since my DIY skills were none existent (more on that later) and the thought of having to pull apart an older house seemed rather daunting! However, while we were looking I always had in the back of mind that I wanted my own home cinema as my parents have one in their home and it's always a delight to take advantage of when we go back home for the weekend. I had always thought I would need to convert a garage into my cinema but the costs of converting it did worry me somewhat! But by pure fluke the plot we ended up buying had a slightly modified version of the house style which had the garage converted into another reception room, the builders sold it as another bedroom on the ground floor, I saw a far better use for it! So followed many months of research on many different sites and many hours of reading about all the various aspects of home cinemas and then I condensed it all down into a spread sheet of what would work and then put together a shopping list, then came the painful part of saving and watching for any price drops on the kit I wanted. The Room: The room is a modest size at, 3.69*2.51m (12"1' x 8"3') but a near perfect fit for what I wanted, a c. 105" screen where you could sit far enough back from the screen to enjoy it properly. Room Before The Room Prep: On moving in to our new house all the rooms where the obligatory magnolia, so I had a great blank canvas to work with. I originally wanted to paint the room black or put up black curtains on three walls, but that was shot down in short order and a compromise of grey on three walls with a white wall for the screen was reached. The grey we used was Chic Shadow and we went for the Once version to save having to do multiple coats. Once we had finished painting the room in late December I had saved up enough to start ordering the kit I wanted. At this stage my DIY skills started to get remarkably better, funny what a good dose of motivation can do! Room ready for painting: Paint applied: And look once dry: Screen end, wall to be painted with four coats of white paint, very carefully and slowly (result with border after kit list) Back of room once put back together: The Kit Projector - LG PA70G - £490 Pixmania Projector mount - Wall mount unit as my ceiling joists would have meant having to mount the projector off centre and as no lens shift on the projector would have been an issue! Projector wall mount - £30 Speakers - Tannoy TFX 5.1 all in one - £250 Richer Sounds Amp - Onkyo TXNR515 - £270 - Richer Sounds Screen - White paint, any DIY store Screen edge - Black velvet - Ebay about £25 (shipped from India and it's still cheaper than buying locally) Speaker cable - Still deciding, but something around the £2/m mark LED Lights - 2x5m rolls of RGB 60/m LED lights for the ceiling to add mood lighting from Amazon - LED Lights Coving for the lights to sit on - 10m of thin polystyrene coving from any DIY store, lightweight, cheap and perfect for sticking the LED strip to. Remote - I was originally going to buy a Nexus 7 tablet but then went for a cheaper brand and a 10.1" screen to make it easier to scroll through my media catalogue - c. £160 Media player - Raspberry Pi - £30 Media storage - NAS Box + 2x2Tb Hard drives - c. £200 depending on price of hard drives which seems to move daily So all in c. £1500, but you could easily have done it for less if you dropped out the lights, tablet, media storage/player (and just bought a Blu-ray player) and could save another £70 by getting a Sony amp which doesn't have networking but does have up-scaling (as I personally believe it's a must with screens of over 80" really). Result So after two months of painting, tinkering and setup my cinema is finally in a near finished state (LED lighting still needs final wiring and setup) and looks like this: Screen turned off, can clearly see sharp edging with black velvet. A real pain to put up but makes a huge difference on a white painted wall Shot of Tron Legacy in full screen IMAX (picture is grainy due to camera phone being rubbish in the dark!) Shot of Jurassic Park I'll upload some close ups of the screen along with a few of the projector and mount shortly and give a bit of detail around why I went for an LED projector instead of a normal bulb one. Hope you all like it, I know it's nothing compared to some of the stunning builds others have done but it does the job for me and at 105" it's an absolute steel for what it cost.