Need a few suggestions on room setup here, as well as a couple questions before I start anything permanent
room is about 12x24 and has that horrid 70's wood paneling which is going to be replaced
has a gas fireplace off center on the left side, which partially blocks the screen
Top side of the floorplan is a double sliding door leading outside, I'm informed it stays so no removing it and putting in a full wall
bottom right side is a half wall + doorway, leading to the kitchen. I'm planning on making it a full wall with a pocket door
1) How difficult / costly would it be to cap the gasline and just demolish the fireplace? It doesn't extend into the attic and looks like it'd be a simple chisel and crowbar job after the line's cut and capped, or am I underestimating?
2) The plan is to go with a 110" screen, and it leaves two options, wall mounting it on the south side of the room, which is why I'm considering a pocket door. Or hanging it from the ceiling infront of the sliding double doors.
3) As far as sound setup goes, I currently have recessed lights and was considering removing them for ceiling mounting speaker installation. How would the sound be on something like that, or am I better going with floor standing speakers?
4)I was also considering mounting a soundbar to the (decorative) beam running through the middle of the room and angling it so that it would throw the sound down towards the seating, what are you folks thoughts on that?
pic of the room as it is currently laid out