I've been out of the home theater game for a number of years but previously built my own dedicated theater room in the basement of our first home with a projector, DIY screen and 6.1 audio.
We are building a new home and my father is moving in with us so the basement was split up with his comfort in mind over my theater desire. I'm looking for any advice and feedback and willing to modify almost anything except the actual dimensions of the room. Our viewing will be split 75/25 in favour of movies over sports and video games. I've attached 2 pictures, one of the basement plan and one of my terrible Excel layout. Here is my plan:Equipment:
Panasonic AE8000 projector (I'd prefer an Epson but the motorized lens and memory is too important)
Elunevision 4K Audio Weave 110" Diagonal 2.35 fixed frame screen (this will fit almost tight between the wall and the bar)
Axiom Audio On-wall M22 speakers for surrounds and front right and left, Axiom VP150 on-wall center channel
, leaning towards SVS or Rythmik Audio in the higher end range
Solid core doors
Roxul insulation in interior walls and floor/ceiling joists
Dark brown cork floor with area rug
Dark blue walls
Ceiling colour TBD
, plan to use black fabric on ceiling in front of screen
Custom fit insulated window panels to completely block out light and provide non-reflective surface
Bass traps and other treatments - looking for advice
For seating I had 2 thoughts, either a custom bench against the back wall with a small drink rail type bar and seating in front of that or the main seating near the back wall with floor rockers/flip up ottoman seats for overflow. The main seating would ideally be a 5 seat arrangement with a middle sofa: IOIOOOIOI. That appears to be too wide though so a 2 seat center section will likely have to suffice.
Thanks for the help!