Brief history: Wife and I bought a house before the collapse. Good house, 1500 sq ft. Started getting crowded with 2 kids, and having family over was very crowded. Built (and I mean built, only outside contractor was for foundation and roof, rest was all me and friends) our first addition of 384 sq ft, single story. Doubled the size of our kitchen/living/dining room area. So worthwhile we want to build a second addition, which involves me getting a large garage bay for workshop, expanded second floor adding an office and larger master bedroom, and a HOME THEATER ROOM.
Here is my current config: CLICKY
The architect is busy drawing things up and want to start a thread now to get any possible issues ironed out now. Here is my basic design:
NOTE: OLD DESIGN - SEE POST #5
The actual room is 15x20 feet, but I want to build a non-structural wall to provide Infinite Baffle backspace and other accessibility/wiring opportunities. I figure 2 20 amp circuits up front and a couple outlets scattered around should cover me, with conduit/smurf tube running to all speaker/projector locations.
The architect is familiar with double-drywall, staggered studs, and other methods of sound deadening, however I am only concerned with the theater ceiling as it is below the master bedroom. Two other walls are exterior, one is shared by the new garage, and another to the play/rec room. I figure the ceiling will be clips/hat channel and double drywall with GG, filled with insulation. I will also double-drywall and insulate the walls as well. Figure that's about as good as I can get other than building the room out of concrete (which I did consider...).
Speaker layout so far uses the TLAR (That Looks About Right) method of approximate placement, or T.L.A.R.M.O.A.P., and sound panels/traps are for reference at this point.
We'll be building as we get the budget once the initial groundbreaking/slab pouring is done, which unfortunately requires moving the power meter AND natural gas meter, which we hope to get started within a few months. This is going to be a slow process, but will be a much enjoyed project and result.