Hello. I am in the early stages of planning an addition to my house. We have met with several architects and we will be hiring one in the next week or so. The best part about the addition (to me) is that I will be able to convert the basement into whatever I want!
The finished area will be a little unusual because we are digging down in our existing basement to create more ceiling height so it is even with the new room. The pic shows what I think will be the finished layout. The dimensions aren't 100% set in stone but they should give you a rough idea of the room I'll have.
The goal of this project is to have:
1. An open theater integrated with the rest of the room. I'd like two rows of seats but if that isn't possible I'd at least like a bar behind the first row of seats so more than 3 people can watch TV or movies. I'll be getting a projector and screen (hopefully around 100" or more). I'll mostly be using it for watching sports, watching TV and playing video games. I'll also use it for movies but that is not my priority.
2. A very small bar area with a sink and a refrigerator (could be a mini fridge or something smaller than a standard one). I'm thinking room for three at the bar would be plenty.
3. A game room area for some arcade machines. My wife has just about had it with the Donkey Kong in the dining room! I imagine I'll want room for 4 or 5 cabinets.
I'm really struggling with the layout and the architect isn't experienced with this stuff. Any ideas?
Edited by javeryh - 1/13/13 at 4:51am