This feels surreal to finally be starting my own construction thread.
I'll start off by saying that this will not be one of those threads that is a great resource for DIY technique. My skills are far below alot of what I see on the forum. I'm sure to receive far more information than I'm able to give.
I'm in my late 30's and finally moved into what I like to call our "forever" house. I've done a dedicated theater in our last house, but was restricted from doing what I wanted based on the fact that it was a short term house. Now, the only limiting factors are my skills and budget.
Onto the room. We're in a brand new one story home with walkout basement. The basement is 2000sf of unfinished space. We'll have the theater space which is set at 17'4" wide x 32' deep x 9' high. A gameroom at 17'4" wide x 26' deep x 9' high. A full bath, mini-kitchen, guest room, office and storage space. I don't need to do any demo work, but do have to install hvac and electrical.
I've included a plan and elevation of where I'm currently headed design wise.
I like 3 rows, a front row that can swivel for easy conversation, and a rear row of barstools and bar. The room will likely be 50/50 use for live sports events and movies. I like the idea of being able to eat at the bar while watching football, etc. The middle row will be a row of four coaster seats that we already own.
I would like to do a constant hieght 2.35 screen with side masking. I don't want any of the equipment to be visable in the room. The attached plan doesn't show a location for an equipment rack, so I'm open for discussion. (the whole room is open for disussion
As far as schedule, there's nothing setting a deadline. In fact, I would rather it take several years and be done right than to rush things. If I had to guess, I would thing that the bones of the room might be completed in the next 6 months and the finishing could take as long as several years.
I know this is a sin, but I do want to use the room as much as possible during construction. I just can't go that long without watching the projector!
Budget for all of this is not really decided. I'm a "best value" kind of guy, and that is likely how I'll approach this room.
Well that's a decent background. Let the games begin!
I appreciate any and all input, and hope to have some new friends out of this process.
twinsletown layout 7-18-07.pdf 16.642578125k . file