Well, I guess it is my turn to start a HT design/build thread. We built our house this past fall/winter, and set aside space for an HT. We will get our final inspection on the house by the end of June, and then I get to start on the theater. Hopefully the planning stage will be done by then. With the budget overages on the house, this has quickly become a 95% DIY project, so thanks in advance to anyone who jumps in with ideas/info/answers.
The room is in our basement, and the rough framed dimensions are 21' 4 L x 12' 11 W x 9' H. Basic room plan is:
Decouple walls and ceiling with clips and channel.
AT Screen (SeymourAV DIY) 110 - 120 wide. (Currently going back and forth between scope and 16:9).
2 rows of seating (style tbd
). 2nd row on riser.
Leaning toward fabric covered walls instead of paint.
Can lights in soffit, sconces on walls/columns.
Screen accent lights.
Star ceiling (Future)
Projector - Panasonic PT-AE4000U.
Blu-Ray - Sony BDP-N460. (have)
HD Cable Receiver/DVR - whatever Mediacom gives me at that time.
AVR - Sony STR-DA3500ES.
Power Conditioner - APC H10BLK.
Speakers - Axiom Epic 50-350 (7.1).
Remote - Logitech Harmony 900. (have)
Lighting Controller - Lutron Grafik Eye 3106 (have).
Equipment Rack will be outside of theater in utility area.
Here is the cropped portion of our floor plan that shows the theater area along with part of the basement.
Here are my ideas for two possible layouts for the room.
The challenge here is the angled corner side of the room. Initially, my thought was to have that side be the screen wall so the visible theater would be rectangular. However, with the position of the door, I think it makes better sense to flip my original thought and have the screen opposite of the angled corners (for easier entry). One of those angles is load bearing, so I won't be changing that out. There are also a couple of cleanouts to deal with on that wall.
I would appreciate some feedback on what you think the pro's and con's of each layout are with respect to the angled corners (acoustics, aesthetics, other). I should be able to finish cleaning out that room and get some pictures this weekend. Thanks in advance for your input!!