I recently purchased my first house. One of the things on my 'must have' list was a space for a dedicated home theater, preferably in the basement. Although the space is smaller than I had hoped (aren't they always?), I have an area for the theater room. The previous owners rented the basement out as a mortgage helper. In order to offset the ultra high house prices here in Greater Vancouver, I plan to do the same. But, I'm stealing back some space for the theater.
The purpose of this construction thread is more to solicit feedback and suggestions than to showcase my work. So please feel free to provide your 2 cents.
Some of my requirements for the theater are:
- Enough soundproofing so that my basement tenants wont freak out
- The biggest screen I can possibly fit
- 5.1 Surround Sound
- Seating for 5 - 7 people
I'm now a month into it now and a lot has changed. Heres the basement the way it was and the layout I've decided on for the basement suite/theater:
The room is only 7'5"tall, 10' 9" wide and 17' 11" long (inner dimensions). I tried to sell my wife on building a dedicated garage in the back and using the attached garage as the theater, but it was a no go.
Since moving in, I've gutted the basement, started construction on the basement suite and added a double wall between the Kitchen and the theater. I have some pictures of the double wall construction but I cant seem to find my memory card right now. Once I find it I'll add the pics if anyone is interested.
Here are some sketch up designs I have created for the room. It's my first time using sketch up so please bear with me.
This pic shows the entire room, notice there is a false wall with an AT screen in front of the speakers.
With the wall and soffits 'disabled' you get a better look at the AT screen and riser for the rear seats.
The view from behind the rear seats:
Some of the dimensions: