Good questions. The space was going to be a game room, however the game room out grew the space and was moved. So I had this 17'x30' space that wasn't planned for anything and decided to do a theater room. It's on the 2nd floor of a shop and not much is set in stone yet. So right now I have complete access to the walls, floor and ceiling. Keeping the sound contained to the room is not an issue and my plan was to just place drywall over the studs (I'm guessing since you asked about GG and clips my drywall on the studs my idea might not be the best way?). I'm not even sure what GG or why I would double drywall? Sound Proof?
My goals, like many of us here, is to build a kick butt theater room so we can have a real theater experience at home.
The only things set in stone are the following (already purchased these items):
Projector = $2,400
Seating location and 12 theater seats = $5,100
TOTAL SPENT = $7,500
I have around $7,500 left to spend on the following items (next to them is what I think they will cost):
-Receiver (around $1,200)
-2 Subs (around $1,100)
-4 Surround Sound Speakers (around $2,000)
-2 Rear Speakers (around $1,000)
-Center Channel Speaker (around $900)
-2 Front Speakers (around $1,300)
Things I have not budgeted for but might need to find some money for is a screen in case the speakers need to go behind it. I was just going to finish the drywall out smooth and use the wall as the screen. I'm doing all the work myself and I have zero experience building a theater room. I've learned that everyone knows at least one thing I don't know. So if I look and listen I can learn from almost anyone.
I open to putting the speakers anywhere right now. Is it better to do in the ceiling, walls or both? Should I use a screen or will the drywall work if I finish it smooth?
Thanks Coolhand for the reply and your help.
Originally Posted by coolhand
Break down the budget further. Does the 15k include the 12 seats? The wiring, drywall, flooring, paint, wall coverings, lighting, etc?
You are certainly fine if you are, it will help enornously to figure out more of your plans though. Basement build, do you need sound isolation? Going with GG double drywall? Clips for ceiling? What are your goals?
Are you going DIY or hiring it out, or some of each?