Been lurking on this forum for quite some time now and finally decided I should post. My wife and I are big Wisconsin fans and also we are both pharmacists... hence the name of my project/thread. I am hoping to turn my somewhat dedicated media room into a projector friendly land of happiness. It is located in the basement and is approximately 19' deep by 16' wide. It is open in the rear with a "decorative" arch to a much larger area... probably at least 40' x 16'. Here is a couple pics of my current media room:
I would like to close in the arch, likely with a french door, and add a "closet" which will house the AV components. Since this room contains a window, it could then legally be considered a bedroom... an added bonus! Here is a snapshot of a Google Sketchup that I have been working on as a starting place:
Couple quick questions for the board:
1) Any other unique ideas that you can think of that would help me utilize this space better?
2) The AV "closet" has me a little confused. Any ideas for a good way to access it from the larger basement area that doesn't include putting in a fullsize door? i was thinking about an "access panel" of some sort, but not sure how that would work/look.
3) Since this is a walk-out basement, light control will definitely be an issue. I was planning on using black-out drapes for the window, but not sure about the door. Has anyone dealt with a similar situation before?
Thanks in advance for the suggestions. Looking forward to moving along with this project.