I'm giving another go at reversing my room setup before I get tooooo far into construction. I've never loved the setup I came up with. It sacrifices room on the sides of seating to provide a hallway. But there are always hard decisions to make, and there was a significant financial motivation to put the door where it is, which only affords a very limited space for a stage if it is by the door.
The current "official" version of my floorplan looks like this:
I reworked this a bit tonight and came up with the following:
To give some context, you can probably identify the equipment rack rather easily. Immediately to the left of that is the door to the room. Ignore the pink, I haven't completely re-worked the stage, that's due to be removed.
My primary concerns are this.
1: The light switch. Obviously this needs to be moved. My two best options are in the screen wall, which I don't like, or in the equipment rack. The wall that got framed in is pretty much nothing but studs between the door and the equipment rack, so mounting it there is not an option. I don't honestly like either of these options, but they are all I have come up with. The screen wall is planned to be a very light wall primarily made of studs and fabric. The rack will be sturdy, but not sure I want all that power running through the rack (the light switch is a graphic eye 3104).
2: Clearance for the speakers. In order to give a small amount of clearance between the stage and door, I was only able to give a 1-2" clearance between the speakers and the back wall / screen wall. How much pain will this cause me? I think I can wire it up, but not sure if there are really good reasons they would need more clearance. It is planned to be an acoustically transparent screen.
I like the stage less. I like the light switch less. I think I like the overall room a lot more though.