I'm in the beginning phases of a "HT/media room" build. I guess it's somewhere between dedicated theater and media room. The room is in my basement wich I am trying to finish the entire basement at once. I'm trying to finalize some things that need to be decided on before I can get drywall up. The room will have a projector and at least 120 inch screen on the wall. Now I'm not quite sure what to do whit the av stuff. I don't think I need a full fledged rack system as I don't think I'll have more then a cable box, av receiver, mini media pc and maybe eventually a game system like PS or xbox. Not to mention I'm trying to keep costs down where I can. So I took a few photos to get some oppinions from the experts!
This is a small wall to the side of the screen. It backups up to my utility room. I needed to have storage in their and the only place for the shelving was on that wall. But I could build in a small shelving unit into it but I would be taking some storage space in doing so.
Now I do have a small closet in the back corner that I needed to put in due to a sump pump. I could either just put shelving in that and simply keep my things in their. Or from the outer side I could build a small shelving unit into it.
The other thing I was thinking was to just keep it simple. I will have some room to the right of the screen so I could either built my own corner tower type unit or even just a straight tower type shelving unit or even purchase one for that matter that would just simply sit in the room off to the side. I'm leaning toward that option seeing it would be the simplest option. I really want to get this build going!
ONe other thing I wanted to get some opinion on was on my back wall. I was thinking of doing a very shallow soffit for some 4 inch can's for some back effect lighting. Here is a shot of the upper half of the wall where the outlet for the projector is. My thought was to do a small soffit. Then the projector could hang from the celing next to it while the projector itself sits just underneath it if you see what I mean.
It was either do that or put a couple sconces on the back wall for effect type lighting. I'm not sure what would look better?
Thanks in advance! I do plan to get a build thread going some time soon. I just havn't been doing a ton of work lately. Once I get going again I'll start one up!