at first, this thread literally only had the above statement. Since then I've edited quite a bit adding pics and comments.
After much back and forth, I decided to be at one with my basement structure. This includes NOT doing things I had planned originally - move the furnace back a few feet, move the HVAC trunks, move the lally column, move the bathroom rough-in. Instead, I will approach this as v1.0 knowing that we'll move in about six years. At that point, our first kid will be out of the house and it will be way too big for three people. And then we can build something with a 9' basement pour.
My current plan is to use the 27'x19' space with the screenwall on the upper right. I'll upload an updated basic floorplan that includes the window locations later. Having the room here puts that lally column right behind the first row but that's ok (Zen, remember). Instead of a second row of seats I plan to do a bar like the Getaway. More to follow once I give my mind another chance to clear...
I'm going to use this post as a bookmark for myself. Thanks CJO for providing a great example. But I'm just going for the free flow...Best representation of style
I love the wood treatment in Steve's theater (swithey). This photo shows the combination of that wood tone and some tile work we saw while in Puerto Vallarta recently. Not sure how I'm going to incorporate them, but this is the goal (of course with more black
Here is the column style, and wood species/finish that I'm after:
I like Steve's grooves with metal inserts. But I might just go with grooves. The grooves in the wall in this pic have nothing but stain, while the bar has a painted accent.
EDIT #3>Current LayoutScreen WallLeft WallRight WallRear Wall