Hello all ! Long time lurker here finally going to finish that basement and build that theatre area that I have been dreaming about. Currently the entire basement is unfinished and I will be finishing most of it.
Where I am at the moment:
- I have a good chunk of the basement cleared. Enough to work around and then shuffle once one half is done.
- Resolved (hopefully) a dampness/leak issue on the East wall. All the insulation there is gone and will have to be replaced
I am starting to lay down my subfloor, working from the NE corner and then around to the theatre area. In general I will work this way as I will learn my mistakes before I hit the theatre, and it also gives me more time to think about the theatre area design.
A snapsnot of my current design is below.
Note that the bar shown in the design is just a stock model used as a placeholder. I will build my own to suit the final design. Everything else is as accurate as I can make it (including the chairs - I already have them). The couches don't exist yet.
I like the idea of the bar on the side so that while the men-folk are watching the game the ladies can sit at the bar and chat and yet still be "involved" and somewhat see the screen. The small couch on the far left is for when we are more socializing than movie-watching.
As you can see, I also toyed with the idea of a small riser and couch behind the main seating for when neighbourhood kids are over. I am limited in width by the cold=room door.
Originally i was going to have the equipment rack at the back in the sump-pump area (easy access, noise, no lights) however I have discovered that I do like being able to see the volume setting, and twisting around to see it all the time would be a pain. So I now have it as a built-in through the screen wall.
So what to do with the sump-pump area ? There is no wall there now, so I could leave it open and just close off the sump pump hole and pipe. It just seems like dead space. Maybe the elliptical ?
You can see the main posts that i have to work around, and that is one of the reasons I have the screen on the east side of the room.