I don't post too often, but before I ventured into this I learned a lot here from seeing what other people did and got a lot of ideas/inspiration from other threads. I figured I might as well return the favor, and also see how I could have improved it. While I have things pretty well wrapped up, I'm always open to improvements and/or changes. I have some regrets over the speakers/mounts I used. At some point I will probably get something smaller or in-walls for the surrounds. The drywall mudding isn't the greatest, but I was in a hurry at that point and figured its a dark basement so didn't have to be absolutely perfect.
The main function is for watching sports and movies. With football especially, I wanted to have multiple TVs, so that is kind of where I started and designed the room from there.
I started with a pretty blank canvas, unfinished basement, pretty wide open except for a few posts. Here is a shot from the entry towards the screen. The panoramic might distort it a bit, but shows most of the room.
Here was the planned layout going in, which I stuck with for the most part. I didn't want to mess with taking the posts out, so I tried to build the room around them. What is not shown on this layout is my storage/AV room, which would come off the main area towards the left. The laundry/furnace room is the unfinished area towards the bottom. I haven't finished the bathroom at this point, but built the room so I could do that later.
From the screen corner looking towards the main seating area.
Same shot, after drywall and mudding.
Paint and lighting done.
Ceiling and screen up. Projector mounted.
Carpet down. It looks almost purple here, but it is actually gray.
Pretty close to completion, shot towards screen. Bar is just resting on the carpet, not fixed to floor. Speakers now hooked up.
From front wall looking back.
Screen, and 2 42" TVs now up.
Storage/AV Room. Still have some messy wires to clean up. Denon AVR-1913, Infinity 7.1 setup, PS3, Hopper with DISH.
Go Hawks... Had to get that in there...