I have a Home Theater project that is "evolving". We moved into a house 7 years ago and my wife "graciously" let me have the "Bonus Room" above the garage for my Man Cave... temporarily. We were unsure how long we would be in the house and how many kids we waned to have.
Now that we plan on being here for another 5 or so years and we are not having anymore kids. I can take the room to another level... within reason.
I fell in love with "Surround Sound" and the concept of Home Theater about 15 years ago while in college. Through the years I have been buying, selling, trading and upgrading my equipment. I have built a simple setup in a "Bonus Room" above the garage in our current house (the house has no basement
The situations I could use some help with are:
1. $$$ Keep it within a manageable limit
2. Soundproofing - the room is on one end of the house, upstairs above the garage, attic above. The concern is the common wall attached to the second floor and to the rest of the upstairs... where the bedrooms are. THE CATCH the common wall cannot be knocked down to construct a detached wall (which would be the BEST solution) There is a bathroom on the other side that just got a facelift, wife would KILL me if I messed with it!
3. Acoustic treatments - make is sound good, kill the brightness of the drywall.
4. Control the reflection from the projector screen on the walls and ceiling.
I will and can post ANY photos that would help with the understanding of the project. I started messing with Google SketchUp (FREE) to design the room and post it for better understanding.
Any and I mean ANY suggestions that can be offered would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Johnny14o - 11/19/12 at 7:37am