My wife and I are building a new house and I am finally getting a dedicated theater. Yay! I have been using a den as my theater for the last few years and I'm stoked to be getting a new house and new theater.
I have attached a proposed layout for the upstairs where the theater will be and need some advice on the size and location of the front wall. I'm pretty green with design, only know what I've been reading on AVS and some magazines over the last few years. I know I need to buy the guide book available here but quick decisions on at least the room size and orientation need to be made as the house plans have gone from looking most every weekend to signing the dotted line and mashing on the gas in just a couple of weeks.
i can move the wall/stairwell over one foot and probably shorten the distance from the stairwell to the entrance by another foot to come up with around 20' x 15'-4" with the stage being on the wall opposite the door or leave it as is and make the 17'-11" wall furthest from the door as the stage wall. I"m looking at around a 100" or so screen, maybe AT, and probably scope. I would like two rows of seating with maybe 3 on one row and 4 on the other. All other design options are open.
My budget, including some design help, is 10k max. I have a Planar 8150 and all the other electronics and speakers I need with the exception of light control. This will be a mostly DIY project. I will have to balance the amount of time spent with money available, though, as my time is limited and I don't want this to turn into a two year project.
As always, the help of the pros and the hard core HT gurus is appreciated!
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