Now that I've ordered my seating I'm taking a real hard look at how I have to set up the basement HT.
I'm starting to wonder if my original plan will still work. I certainly can get close but I'm not sure if I still want to put the 2 PC's in the back of the room or put them with the network Printer/scanner/fax/ copier into the spare room and just make that a small office similar to what I have in my current home.
Here is Layout #1
(click to enlarge)The Pros to this Layout are:
PC's are in the Games and HT room allowing for more interaction in a LAN environment in online gaming situations.
Allows me to write of a portion of the larger room in taxes as office spaceCons:
1st row is pretty close to the screen
1st row chair is very close to fireplace (I don't need it or plan on using it for heating but none the less it's very close)
Room will look very busy and crowded with the PC stations so close to the riser and 2nd row.
I have to build steps in the riser to access the spare room.
only 1 floor plug so I'll have to run a powerbar into the riser to pick up the 2nd row (not a huge issue but still a con compared to plan #2)
Here is Layout # 2
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Pros to this set up are:
Room looks more like a dedicated theater space.
Riser doesn't need steps and I don't have to worry about the doorways and the riser.
Both sets of chairs are further back allowing me to go larger with the screen and not having to worry about the 1st row been to close.
I have 3 plug ins I can use for the HT seats - 1 in the floor and 2 in the wall.
1st row chair is a much safer distance from the corner fireplace.
PC's are stuffed into the much smaller adjoining room
Office space is much smaller from a company write off perspective.
Option # 3 is to just use one row in the basement and use the remaining seating in the upstairs bonus room HT. decisions, decisions....
The drawing are very close to scale I think I don' t have my exact dimensions for the interior walls or the desks though so they are educated guesses.
Let me know what you think I'm not sure which Plan to go with now.
Along with the 2 row issue I'm still fighting with best locations for the inwall speakers, subs and sconces as well. This room is far from ideal with the doors it has.
My next house will have one way in and out of the HT
just one door. That is it!
Let me know if you have anything suggestions or anymore pros & cons, speaker and sconce placement ideas etc....