The room is actually going to be attached to the house through the small hallway by the bathroom (which enters through the hallway). The bathroom and wall where the foosball is pictured is a shared wall to the master bath. The master bath is actually separated from the master bedroom by a walk-in closet. There will be like 40 feet and 4 walls between the theater room and the master bedroom.
This is on the ground floor. I have 3 kids all of whom have upstairs bedrooms. Besides the one small shared wall, the rest of this structure will have exterior walls. We do a lot of entertaining so I would like to be able to fit 2 rows of 4 seats ideally with maybe some stools to pull in from the gaming area when needed. Most of the time, however there will be 7 of us max (my family and her parents). In order to get the 4-wide, I wonder if I need to design the room a little wider. Thoughts on that?
My architect has some experience but not a ton with doing nice, dedicated HT's. My HVAC company is pretty good, so I may shoot them the plans once they are complete and see if they can zone that room with a low-flow concept. Another great thing to think about. Thanks.
As far as the noise floor, I'm still very early in my understanding of that kind of stuff. Any thoughts or helpful links would be great. On that same note, where do most people put the AV equipment in one of these rooms?
JBL #3677 Cinema Channel Loudspeakers x3 R/C/L
JBL #8320A Surround Loudspeaker x4
Danley DTS-10 Passive Subwoofer
QSC CMX 300Va, 500Va, and 800Va amps
Denon AVR-X4000P Integrated Network AV Receiver
Da-Lite Cinema Contour 81" x 144" 16:9 Screen, Pro-Trim, HD Pro 1.1 Perf