It finally my turn to put my hat into the forum and try to contirbute to such an awesome community! My progress like most will be based on the necessary evils: Time and Money.
Some may remember my post on framing where it looked like something straight from Holmes on Holmes. Well, some tear down, cutting, and a couple boxes of contractor bags later. I have had everything fixed and looking ok.
Current Room Dimensions - 16' 1" X 21.5' X 8' 7"
Estimated room dimensions after drywall/room treatments - 15' 8"X21'3"X8'2"
Planning on clips/hat channel on ceiling and all walls DD/GG
Screen Size - Planning on 10' wide 2.35 AT screen
Speakers - 7.2 (Currently have all Definitive Tech and will use until I can change)
Audio - Need a new PreAmp (Currently Lexicon DC-1) and have a Gemstone 7x200 amp
Seating two rows possible two rows of 4 or one 4 and one 3.
Open layout - I know this is a huge issue for some, but my house is an open floor plan and want to maintain the concept. Also, I think for social occasions it will be better.
Current Shot of Theater Area
This is my current concept:
Done so far:
HVAC - lines run using flexible ductwork that is insulated to help reduce sound transmission.
Backup Sump - Water Powered does not need battery
Moved outside water from gutters pushed out at least 15' from the house.
I still need to build the partial wall and put in a couple of studs up to replace two pieces that bowed. Waiting on quote from electrician and then can work on insulation and drywall!
Hope to have more progress soon, but I know I will have questions as I go along. Thanks for looking and question and ideas are welcome...