I have an unfinished room in our basement. It's concrete on two sides and there are no windows, so I really want to turn it into a media room or home theater. We use it for storage, and I still want to use part of the room for storage. The room is 19x19 unfinished. I have a sketch of the unfinished room below.
So ideally, I would like to avoid having the room be a dedicated theater room if possible. However, it's looking like it's just not big enough to have a flexible media room + a large storage space.
The first floor plan I came up with is a smaller closet, with an l-shaped room. I think the closet isn't big enough and part of the space will be kind of useless.
The 2nd and 3rd plan have basically the same floor plan which allows for a lot more storage space. One has the seats further from the screen, but can only seat about 8 people. I would like to be able to seat more. The last plan seems to flow a lot better. It can also seat 12 people, but the front row is 8 feet from the screen which seems like it might be too close.
For all dimensions see the pictures. Any thoughts on the layouts? Am I overlooking a different layout which might allow the room to be more versatile?
edit: Maybe this would be better in the dedicated theater forum? I'm not sure.