I've been a lurker for quite some time on AVS Forum, especially in this particular forum and figure it's time to start my own theater build thread.
This is a build that will progress over time, but before I can lay out a solid plan and idea of where to begin I'd really like to pick your brains to get some ideas on what I can do in my basement to create a nice theater room for myself, wife and baby due in April next year. Yay!
I was blessed to be able to purchase a home a few years ago, however the basement was already "finished" and so I just put together a makeshift theater that has been sufficient, but now I'd like to take it to a whole new level and put together something a little more thought out.
This is the current layout of my basement space. Hopefully its not to confusing it was my first time using Google Sketch. The measurements are not exact but very close.
Some things that I'd like to shoot for in the basement space:
2 rows of seats
Theater room sound proofed to the best of my ability ( I know there are methods such as staggered stud wall, decoupled room etc... that will help with this) I'm not sure how big of a room to go with because I'd also like room for the following:
Area for kids to play
Keep office/bedroom or relocate it
One of the biggest cons in my basement is the ceiling and the HVAC The ceilings are 7ft and in areas it drops down due to some HVAC running here and there. There is also a beam that runs right down the middle of the basement splitting it in half.
Here is one pic I have, but I'll post some more pictures to get a better idea of what I'm talking about.
I'm thinking that the room will end up being 10' x 15' or maybe 12' x 15' something with those types of dimensions.
I'd really appreciate any feedback from you guys. I've been really inspired by a lot of your build threads.