We've just started to finish our basement. After living here for 13 years, we're excited to finally be able to do something with the space. It's a fairly large full basement. It should be about 1500 sqft of finished space.
We have two primary goals with this project - (1) create additional square footage, add a bedroom, and increase the value of our house, and (2) create a space for our older kids to hangout with their friends. We've decided not to do a dedicated theater room, but we do want movies and gaming to be a featured part of the living area.
I really enjoy AVS Forum as a great place to find out more about home theater. I need to make a few decisions about what to do and I would love to draw on the experience of people here to help me make better informed choices. Specifically, I need to...
- Finish some wiring and construction details
- Choose a projector and screen
- Decide on speakers and speaker placement
- Choose an equipment rack
Right now we have...
- 50" Panasonic Plasma
- Denon AVR
- Infinity IL-50 towers w/ powered subs
- Infinity center speaker
- Infinity bookshelf rears
- SVS 20-39PC subwoofer
- TiVo Premiere
- Apple TV
- Pioneer Blu-ray player
I'll share the general build progress here and then link to other threads that might better belong in one of the other sub-forums.
Here's the basic floorplan...
Here's a quick render of the space plan (not final furniture)...
And here's a quick render of the view from the "game room"