Originally Posted by amb1s1
It is an unfinished basement and yes the 10k is including the equipment. Thats the problem, my stand when I started planning was just a 1k PJ and a cheap receiver, but then I'm seeing this guys here and I'm like a 1k projector is going to look bad. I already have the speakers, so I'm kind stress because I don't want to start and going over board.
You'll be just fine. Assuming your not an AV snob (it doesn't seem so) and you are willing and able to do some work yourself, you can put together a great room for 10k. You've just got the be smart about where you invest your money.
In my opinion, if this is a home you plan on staying in, sink the majority of your budget into the room and plan ahead. It really easy to upgrade equipment down the road assuming you've planned accordingly up front...its VERY difficult (and expensive) to try to mod your room after the fact.
I think the biggest decision you've got to make right off the bat, is what size room, and are you going to sound proof or not.
Sound proofing is awesome, but expensive and time consuming. There are things you need to think about, are you single? Married? Kids? Lifetime bachelor? If you've got young children or a wife thats a light sleeper, you may want to consider it, but its really kind of an all or nothing thing....sort of soundproofing kind of defeats the purpose...If the kids are gone and there is no one else to bother with the noise or you dont mind keeping the volume down late night, you could save a chunk by not soundproofing. Make the decision first and foremost...as it will probably effect your budget and planning more than anything right from the get go and it is NOT something you want to change your mind on mid stream or heaven forbid after the fact.
Some of your other wants can be skipped over for now and added later if you plan accordingly...for instance your fabric frames...you could stick with drywall and paint for now...and later as money comes in you could add your fabric frames late, your bathroom could be roughed it but not finished if finances are an issue.