I've been given the OK to turn my basement into a man's room. I'll be building a bar and would like to put a large screen down there (96"+) for PS3 and movies. I've currently finished my insulation and am very close to finishing the rough-in just over the Christmas Break. Next step will be electrical and then drywall. This is our first home, and while I am very "in-the-loop" when it comes to technology, this is obviously the first time I have built something like this. I am also new to projectors and have been doing a lot of research thus far.
I am looking for any input that will save me headaches before the drywall goes up (pot light location, outlets, etc). Before the pictures, keep in mind we live in a 1967 small colonial in Metro Detroit(~1650sqft). Overall foundation measures ~25x22, but is reduced by insulation and framing. Below are some pics of the progress:
For reference, this is a view down the stairs:
This is from the bottom of the stairs facing the wall I plan to place my screen. I will have a large sectional couch I will place ~14-16 feet from the wall/screen so am leaning towards 100" fixed screen. Because I have limited space to work with in terms of height (7'), I will drywall the ceiling in this area and will use pot lights for lighting. I will also run conduit on the left, middle, and right sides of the ceiling as a just in case, but will use the middle for the projector. FYI, I am leaning towards an Epson 5020 as it appears to work well with both games (low lag) and movies, both 2D/3D, and is in my budget.
Again, for reference, this is a shot from the stairs to the left. Room under the stairs will be storage, room in the back right laundry/utility. Open area in the middle will be bar area.
Any ideas/input/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.