Originally Posted by pbpatel98
Wow I love this forum, @sirjaymz
I appreciate the time you took for your $.04!
Yes the door/entrance has to stay where it is because the entrance is at the top of a staircase landing.
Just across this entrance is a back entrance to our master bedroom.
For reference this is what the wet bar area looks like:
Regarding the 16" riser, do you think it needs to be that high or could it just be 7"-8" and therefore no step required. Or would that be weird or not high enough?
My initials thoughts were to do the riser for a section of the back like this:
I am not exactly sure how big to make the platform. Just for a reference I was using dimensions of Seatcraft 7000 theater seats. I was trying to fit in a 4 in a row, middle loveseat configuration:
Given that the seats are 116" long and up to 66.5" fully recline how much is enough clearance around it? As noted in the above diagram, I believe I can knockout that pop-out if necessary.
Also because I want to do curtains around, I thought I would need to put the speakers on the columns? Otherwise the speakers would be behind the curtains, no?
Finally what are these speakers on the front side left/right? Is that if I was going with a 9.x.x surround?
Thanks again for all the feedback!
Riser, I would think you could do some like that. however, you definitely want to run the riser height calculator, based on size of screen, the 1/3rd height ideal seating level, distance etc.. I created one that you could plug in some numbers. I used excel, and other calculators had a bunch of numbers that help you make a wise choice on height, distances, etc.. There are other calculators out there, but I created/used this one.
Screen Size and Riser Height Calculator
Let me know if you can not see/dowloand the link above.
I would definitely consider making a rack space in that area, along with having a smaller footprint for the wet bar. I did a wet bar re-do in my HT1.0, that turned out really nice, however, there was allot more overall space. I had 72" for sink and counter top, along with another 20 + inches for a rack. Check out my signature for a link to that to get some idea. The rack I used in that, I would suggest for you as well.
You have a 4' 10' area there. Allocate 22" for rack space, alocate 4-1/2" for separation wall, that leaves approximately 31" for a sink basin, You could even cut down the existing countertop to save some cash.
Riser space, etc.
As far as 'what's enough space?' to walk through and to the front of the room. I leaned up a 4x8 sheet of plywood against a ladder on one side, and a wall on another.. That way i could really get a feel for how tight the walk way would be, knowing at least you could brush up against the seats if you needed to, however, it would not be recommended on a regular basis.. I found a minimum for me, 24" worked. we will have to be nimble, but when every inch matters, comprises are inevitable.
Sorry on the extra speaker locations - I strive to get as many speakers into a room as possible. Kinda of a expensive habit I have in that regard
I was not sure of the receiver you have, or i missed it, so i was using a layout from the Denon 7200 I have, which Denon labels incorrectly as 11.1, however it's actually an Atmos 9.1.4 setup.
If you build the columns, you could actually build these speaker locations into them. Not have them installed, but at least wired, and a hidden spot for them to go if you decided to add them later.
Anyway, I hope I've helped you in some way. There are allot of experts on here, and I'm sure they will provide additional guidance as well,