I am looking to move into a new house which has a room which is 12'6" x 18' and I would like to turn this into my new home theater room. While the overall size is good, I have some issues with the door placements that is making it difficult for me to decide how to lay out the room.
While I would like to put the screen on one of the shorter 12'6" walls, both walls have issues. One has a slider on it which leads into the backyard. I don't want to take it out, but was planning on covering it with a heavy curtain. The opposite 12'6 wall has a pocket door leading into the room. If I was to put the screen on this wall, the screen would have to be considerably smaller and likely off center. I've thought perhaps of using a drop-down screen, but who wants to walk into a screen if you walk into the room from a pocket door? I could try a drop down screen from the slider side, but there wouldn't be room to put a center speaker in easily without having a huge speaker blocking the slider. I was hoping to open the curtains when I wasn't in the room to lighten it up also, so don't really want to do anymore then block the slider besides curtains.
That leaves the long walls. Yes, I know you are probably thinking why not just move the door to one of the long walls? Well I would, but opposite one of the walls is the living room, and my wife refuses to allow me to put a door into the room from the living room! The other wall isn't usable as the other side is outside the house.
So I have thought of putting the screen on one of the long walls. I could get a nice sized screen, but there would be an issue with throw distance for the projector and the seating would be less then 12' away. So I would likely be stuck with a smaller screen.
I am running out of ideas. Anyone have a creative solution? Is there something I am not considering?