Originally Posted by Nightlord
Much better with a hack dryrun than doing something nice and expensive and having to redo it anyway. Go for it.
Measure twice, cut once.
In my case I'm doing the room bass ackwards. Because the room was finished, but quite ugly and with light colored carpet and paint, all we're doing for now is paint, a riser, carpeting, and building the 3rd row bar seating. We'll use existing media room A/V gear and a set of HT seating we have on hand. I mayneed to add some acoustic treatments once we see how the room sounds, but I won't spend much on what will hopefully be a temporary problem.
I'm hoping that refraining from buying a projector until after the rest of the remodel is finished will provide motivation. We're using a movable carpeted riser so we can position the seating toward the front of the room for now, close enough to see the 65" plasma display
We finally sold a rental property last winter that had become a money pit. Some of the proceeds were intended to pay for our HT project. Unfortunately a good portion got diverted to help a family member in crisis, so now I have to save up again. I am afraid it'll be a while before we're ready to proceed with Phase II.
So my advice to you is to sell your old house and sink the money immediately into your home theater before another use for the cash crops up...unless that would destroy your marriage, of course.