We already looked at The Best Star Wars Furniture Imperial Credits Can Buy, but for those who aren’t satisfied with just one geeky piece of home décor, and for those who prefer Doctor Who or Star Trek, we rounded up some of the most mind-blowingly geektastic rooms, apartments and houses you could ever hope for.
1. Star Trek Federation Vessel Apartment, Engage
This is actually a bit of a sad story, as Tony Alleyne spent ten years converting his apartment to look like a shuttle craft from Star Trek: The Next Generation. All in all, he estimated it would have cost around $140,000 in parts and labor to hire a contractor to do the work.
Unfortunately, Tony’s wife, who he separated from when he started working on the apartment, owned the property. When the couple finally filed for divorce in 2012, she decided the apartment would be worth more without the Star Trek theme, so she gutted the work done and now this marvelous tribute to one of the world’s most popular sci fi franchises is no more than a memory. At least we can still enjoy the pictures and remember what once was.
2. Allons-Y With the TARDIS Control Room
JP did all the electrical, lighting, design, painting and construction himself within one ear. He was able to do it on a fairly tight budget as well, since he already owned all the timber and works at a factory with random spare parts that worked perfectly to decorate the console.
3. Basement to Bridge
For those who aren’t sure about converting their entire home into a tribute to their favorite tribble-filled sci fi program, the basement is a great place to start. Trekie Line Rainville, spent $30,000 renovating hers to look like a ship Captain Kirk could walk into at any minute. The Canadian social worker re-created parts of the transporter room, recreation room, observation deck, Spock’s quarters, and, of course, the bridge.
4. The Home Theater You're Looking For
Acoustic Innovations of Boca Raton, FL designed the room so the starry illusion isn’t interrupted by equipment. Acoustic panels on the wall look like doors on the ship and the 107 inch curved screen is acoustically transparent so it can hide the room’s five speakers behind it.
5. Drink With The Dark Side
This mansion in Carmel, IN has its own bar complete with a Star Wars theme. Unfortunately, the owners opted not to replicate the Mos Eisley Cantina, but getting to show Darth and The Emperor your billiard skills while staring at the stars of a distant galaxy is still pretty fantastic. Best of all, this home can be yours at the cool price of $4.5 million.
6. Where No Theater Has Gone Before
This fan-made home theater was made primarily with lumber, dry wall and love. The home owner, Gary Reighn, converted a corner of his unfinished basement into the theater. The great thing about this project is that it shows that you don’t need to be a millionaire just to have a home theater, even one with an amazing theme. You just need some creativity, time and imagination to make it work.
7. The Painting on the Walls
If you really want an amazing sci fi room, the walls are a great place to start and Tony of Walls of Art in Minneapolis has quite the skills when it comes to turning an ordinary white wall into an epic Star Wars scene. Here are just a few examples of his amazing artwork that manage to take a pretty typical room into a science fiction themed masterpiece in no time.
8. Open the Stargate
The ceiling reveals a night sky filled with stars and swirling comets that appear at 30 to 60 second intervals. It can even be adjusted for different effects such as clouds. The 96 inch screen is located within the legendary Stargate itself, which is made from fiberboard adorned with the glyphs that are backlit with Christmas lights. The circle within the Stargate can light up blue so it even looks like the Stargate does before transport.
Most people might not have the time, energy or money to dedicate to converting part or all of their living space into a shrine to their favorite sci fi franchise. But even for those who would never consider doing so, these great designs provide some great inspiration for minor home redecorations –especially when you’re looking to make your house feel a little more futuristic.