Man, am I glad I found this forum, although I wish I had found it 6 years ago when we built our house. Oh well, no time like the present...
I already have surround sound in my living room and in my bedroom, and was planning on doing surround sound with a flat-panel television and a couch or two when we finish our basement.
However, after looking at projectors and then finding this forum, I'm thinking about going the home theater route. My wife isn't too thrilled with the idea of a dark room with fabric everywhere, but I think she'll warm up to it as I show her ideas and examples from this forum.
I think at this point I'd like to just ask if the space I have would work for a theater area. I apologize for the rudimentary drawing, but basically I have a 19' 8" wide by 16' 5" long room, but the room is broken up by a center ceiling beam (and a HVAC closet) that makes part of the room have a lower ceiling and less real estate due to the closet.
So I basically have 13' 8" wide by 16' 5" long to work with, with a 10" 8" area for a viewing wall (a stairwell is behind it, so I do have room behind the wall to work with). I'd like to get two rows of theater chairs in there if I could.
I already had the speaker wire run and cable box for a flat panel/surround layout...if I'd only found this forum a few weeks earlier I would have things wired differently but the contractors actually work for our company and they've already finished the drywall hanging and are mudding today. I don't have the luxury of having them re-do anything at this point.
Does this look 'workable'? Sorry for the chicken scratch but I basically am showing receptacles, speaker in and speaker out wires, etc. We do have one dimmer for the 2 floods in the shallower part of the basement and one dimmer for the 4 floods in the larger part.
facing the rear wall from the door
facing the screen/viewing wall
facing the shallow area from the door
the viewing area and HVAC closet