Originally Posted by llj
As with most of us lurking around here, you were tasked with shoehorning your theater into a non ideal space with a finite budget. I think you made some outstanding tradeoffs!
Thanks for the kind comments. Yes, as in your case, the wife has a say in the design, and mine was very happy with the results, even helping with some accessories and the arch timber design.
I love your clean and elegant approach to the design. I especially like your couches and that you didn't succumb to those tacky, overdone "theater recliners".
It was partly due to limited space, and partly due to limited attraction to over-stuffed chairs. I wanted the utility of good theater seats, with reclining backs for each, but the backs had to be shoulder height so as to prevent occluding the surrounds. High back seats do block the surround sound, especially the rears.
Even my "I don't want a theater" wife likes your room!
I've been thrashing about for awhile trying to come up with a theme for my own theater. As they say, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I hope you don't mind.
No at all. I am indeed flattered.
And finally, I know this question was asked about a year ago, but now that you've had some time with your theater, have you had any trouble with your hinged soffits rattling?
Nope. Totally trouble free. The only thing I found rattling was the siding on the exterior wall. At first I thought it was a romex cable hitting the wallboard, but luckily it was exterior, so I could glue it down. Who'dda thunk?