I have just finished remodeling my living room (tag at the bottom of the page), so now I'm on to our partially finished basement which will be completely torn out. Wife wants this done yesterday, but I'm looking at 2 years to complete. We have a revolving door for the neighborhood kids and my daughter can't spend 5 seconds without a friend over, so we want a place for them to relax that is a different place than the one where Wife and I relax. We will also build in a bedroom, full bath, and kitchenette for a place for the folks to stay when they visit. I really enjoy my music and scifi, so soundproofing to the upstairs is greatly stressed for this project as my wife does not appreciate my listening sessions that last long after she has gone to sleep. This won't be a big HT and I don't have a huge budget. I have 8' ceilings and a ceiling support every 11'. Each one is right in the way, so this will be a narrow and long theater. Final size will be determined once I get everything ripped out, but it will be about 10x26 with an extra 3 feet on one side at the front and 8 feet on the same side at the rear entry. I'm a saltwater reef geek, so I will be incorporating an existing 270 gallon reef tank in the wall at the rear of the room.
I will demo, design, upgrade the electrical panel, and work on soundproofing over the next year. Everything else the next year. I will do all of the work myself and will try to take plenty of photos along the way. I need to learn Sketchup and then I will get some plans posted up.
Here is what I have planned:
- single row of seating
- 2nd row bar seating
- LCR dual LAB15 MBM and Mackie SRM450
- Dual Stereo Integrity HS24 nearfield sealed subs
- Two Othorns
- Two Gjallarhorns
- 130" 2:35 AT screen
- HTPC, JRiver, iRule, Insteon lighting
- Panasonic PT AE8000U
- 270 gallon in-wall reef tank
- new 200amp panel
- rock veneer existing fireplace
- install a sump pump
- carpet flooring
edit: new size 7' 8" ceiling, 13'6" wide, 19' long HT area, 6' x 13' open space at the entry - 2464.5 cu ft.
I like these seats
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