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Adding a home theater to your house can be a major investment. When you consider the hours of planning; the selection of materials such as flooring, seating, wall coverings, lighting and electronics; and the installation process, the magnitude of the custom home theater project becomes readily apparant. Adding a full-scale custom home theater is akin to the complete remodeling of a kitchen - and can add every bit as much function and enjoyment when done right.

Just like the other rooms of the house, home theaters typically have involved a lot of "let's cross our fingers and hope this turns out to be what we want." Buyers place their trust in a home theater builder and -- until now -- they haven't had many ways to visualize their new home theater before construction is complete.

At some showrooms, sample home theaters attempt to replicate an in-home theater to give customers a feel for the possibilities available in custom design, programming and room components, but when customers want a truly custom home theater unique to them and their home, traditional shopping has involved a leap of faith that the end product will meet expectations.

The Design Center at Gramophone is the first facility of its kind in the area to offer a professional design focus on custom home theaters. At the Design Center, a dedicated team of home theater design professionals focuses on developing dimensional renderings of the team's custom home theater designs. It's a see-it-before-you-buy-it idea that has the potential to revolutionize the way customers shop for a home theater.

"Our customers are looking for the total package," said Brian Hudkins, president of Gramophone, "They want the shopping experience for home theater to be customized to their needs. Our Design Center is all about customer-focused service. We're giving our clients what they want and eliminating surprises -- our clients know what they're getting right up front."

Services Provided
Home Automation, Home Theater Design, Home Theater Installation, Outdoor Audio Installation, Outdoor Lighting Installation, Surround Sound Installation, Electrical Services

Areas Served
Timonium, Gaithersburg, Columbia, Baltimore Metro, DC Metro

Certifications and Awards
Best Lutron Design from the Lutron Excellence Award
EH Home of the Year Award: Best Home Theater over $150K
EH Home of the Year Award: Best Multipurpose Room
Lutron Excellence Award: Best Interior Lighting
Best Dealer award from Furman Sound
Best of Baltimore
CEPro Top 20 Custom Retailer
Location: 4 West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Commented: Star Ceiling! Hello and thank you for your interest, we custom install those panels from They are not an easy install and we recommend to hire a professional.
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Commented: Brick and Flooring Hello Mark, Thanks for your interest in our design choice. The brick used for the project was a "Glen-Gery" thin-brick in the "Milwaukee" style. The flooring was Mannington Adura P...
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Commented: Love this ottoman/ chair where i can buy this please Thank you for your interest. Those are Salamander Designs Jump Seat Ottomans. They can be found on They can be purchased outright but we may be able to provide a better pric...
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Commented: What is the dimensions of this room ? Thanks Hi! The room is not perfectly rectangular, but at its widest points, it measures 20'8" by 15'1"
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Commented: Ceiling Tiles These are acoustic panels from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions.
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Commented: Where do you get textured Wallcovering? These are actually acoustical panels, but we got the fabric covering from Guilford of Maine. Hope that helps!
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