I have been poking around the AVS forum for several months now planning my Theater room based on ideas from people posting here. I bought my house about 7 months ago (July ’11), it’s a small raised ranch with a decent basement. The existing room I want to update is 25’ x 13’ and the ceilings are only 7’. Currently it looks like the basement was finished around 1970 so I will have to gut it for the updates I want to do.
Overall the room is a decent size but by what I have seen here on the forum it’s better to have a 9’ - 10’ ceiling height and 16’ of width, so I have to be creative and work with what I have.
In my research on AVSForum my favorite theater yet is the Hana Hou! Home Theater . I love the fabric frames (construction / color) on the walls and the use of the ambient lighting for the ceiling. My goal will be to end up with some sort of modified version of this theater.
-The most important things to me is creating an acoustically correct room for movies and music, possibly even for some recording projects.
-Some of the biggest challenges for me is the fact that I have a very low budget and I have some room size constraints (ceiling height and room width)
So I started renovating in November and I’m ready to start my HT Thread. Being realistic I know how long these projects take if you have a fulltime job and want it done right so I am figuring to do this in 3 phases. Phase 1 will be getting the room updated (Phase 1 is almost complete took ~3 months), Phase 2 will be new rug, stage construction and speaker mounts and Phase 3 will be acoustic fabric frames.
-The first thing I did was rip out the old drop ceiling, and install recessed lighting using LED dimmable lights. I got them for about 15 bucks each at Home Depot after sale and $10 rebate and the cans were about $5 per
-Secondly my house has a really bad issues with sound control from basement to 1st level so sound proofing the room was a must.
-Third I installed the dry wall on the ceiling
-and the last update I did was installed the sofit to go around the room to hold the ambient lighting.
Forum in progress!!!
I will upload a bunch of pics and more details this week to show my progress on Phase 1.
Edited by Atren - 12/17/12 at 6:47pm