Originally Posted by davboy
We ended up going with an open plan versus a dedicated room, and have been really happy with it over the last 5 years. We may be in the same boat. potentially relocating to Florida. Makes you think twice about the amount of effort to put into the next one! Would sure love to find a house with a fellow AVS handiwork already done!
I imagine a few buyers appreciate the handiwork of a good room. Talking about gg, clips, channel, dd, etc. doesn't mean much when all the buyer sees is a finished room. But, if they like the finished room...
Originally Posted by pim69
Oh noooo!! Don't go to the dark side!!
I don't understand how anyone could pick a multifunction room over a dedicated HT. Maybe I'm biased by my needs for extreme sound isolation, because I havent been able to turn my speakers past 1/4 with my wife home since I bought them. Plus the inevitable tradeoff losing effective surround effects with open side walls etc. I don't even want to bother trying to design a multifunction room because my living room already is one, and I am already not happy with it.
The Force is strong with this one! I'm actually looking forward to designing the open space. The dedicated room will be missed though.
Originally Posted by guamguam
Good luck selling your house. I'll give you a suggestion based on what we did. I swapped out all of the good equipment that I could and left behind cheaper versions. Most people can't tell the difference and are just blown away by seeing a dedicated theater. It worked well in our case and it really helped sell our house. The biggest loss for me was leaving the chairs behind, because we loved them, but leaving some old speakers behind the screen and a 2-3 year old projector didn't bother me since the newer projectors cost less and perform better than my old one anyway.
Our new house has a multifunction space and we're pretty happy with it. It is not the same as a dedicated space and never will be, but it keeps the basement open and allows us to have several game room items we never had space for before. Would I like to be able to have a dedicated room, yes, but I don't think it makes sense in my current house. I do plan on upgrading what was left by the previous owner. I miss my 2.35:1 AT screen and would like to upgrade to a 3d projector. But those have to wait until we save up some more money and fix up a few other things in the house first.
Thanks for the suggestion Nate. That's good advice for hanging on to the pieces I want to keep. Agree that the chairs will be the most difficult to part with. But they won't fit in our new space so I intend to sell them separately or with the house.
Originally Posted by GWCR
I have to say, your thread was one of the first ones that I subscribed to and used as an inspiration when I started this obsession a few years ago. Best of luck to you selling your house.
Thanks. Good luck with the homestretch on your build.