Hello all. I thought I would start a thread for my theater build. It has been complete for over 6 years now, but I normally upgrade a few things each year and I am thinking about a total overhaul. So this thread will serve a few purposes:
1. Document my current room
2. Serve as a thread if I remodel the current room
3. Document upgrades:
DIY Screen with Masking System
Speaker Upgrade I
Speaker Upgrade II
Summary of the Build:
The build took about 4 months, from beginning to end (not including any of the upgrades). I was younger and had just bought the house when I started this theater so a tight budget was kept. The total construction and gear cost was done on a budget since I knew down the road I would be upgrading. I had a 5.1 AVR, DVD player, and CD player that I transfered into the theater.
So let’s get started. I purchased my house in 2004. The main selling point was the basement as I knew I could add some sort of media room or home theater setup down there. With the exception of the carpet, I did all the work myself with the weekend help from my father while hanging the drywall. The design of this room was pretty much done on the fly, but a lot of the idea came from this forum.
Photo of the basement prior to taking ownership:
Not much changed, but a photo of the basement right before I started construction:
A quick look in the "bonus" room that will become the front 3/4 of the theater:
Then in late 2005 the fun part began, demolition! There is always something fun about taking a sledgehammer to a wall.
The laundry and storage room in the basement share a wall with the future theater room and provide a perfect area to install the theater equipment rack. A picture before any demo in that room.
Edited by deewan - 8/28/13 at 1:57pm