just getting started on this , so excited. i have a few extra rooms in my house. im single again and have a pretty large house, so room to play. not a high budget though, still paying for the last ex. so i ripped a wall out in my basement. i have a 25 foot long room. as you can see its thin, only 9 feet 9 inches wide the first 13 feet, then its 13 feet wide. i am a truck driver so little time to work on this, only home on weekends. but i cleared the room out myself, and hired a guy to drywall. i had him put wire in for a 9.2 system. i wanted the speaker wire coming out the very top corners but hoping i can make this work. does a screen mount off the wall or totally flat on it? if i can mount it a half inch off the wall i can run the wire up and out, its irritating though, maybe just gotta cut it out before i paint.
drywall and mudding is done, carpet goes in tomorrow, really tried painting first but was rushed and broke, our christmas party is in that room mainly so i just want carpet for now.
i have a mishmash of speakers from before, klipsch surrounds, a def tech sub, infinity front, and pioneer towers, probably gonna get all new but may need to use these until i can afford it. i have had these in storage for 5 years so maybe not in shape anyway.
i have a beam on the ceiling at the 13 foot mark so hoping i can put a projector in front of that. trying to figure out how to do the speakers on the front wall, pretty tight if i want a large screen. i dont know. maybe some thin wall mounted speakers. i could get a 7.5 foot wide screen and have enough to have about a ft wide speakers. but may look odd.
i plan to have either two couches with one on a riser, or a few rows of seats, the first is in the thinner area so maybe only 2 wide, two more rows could be 3 or 4 depending on the size.
with a 25 foot long room i should maybe have 5 feet unused at the back? its 13 wide so i plan to put a tv sideways there, for the xbox and kinect and to hold all the electronics.
hoping to put a sub in the front right corner and back right corner.
realizing i know so little about projectors im having fun researching though.
hoping to save up and have a budget for the screen,projector and receiver of maybe 4,000. may take a couple months so just waiting and seeing if anything new comes out. i could always buy something i see on sale i guess that would get me going with my theater and can always upgrade the speakers later. but so many things to buy i have another 25 x 13 room i plan to make a game room. gotta figure a budget or something.
so far 300 for a dumpster, 780 to drywall and mud, 150 for the in wall speaker wire,200 for the sheetrock itself, 500 for the carpet and install
so about 1900 to go from a wasted space to a carpeted and sheetrocked room, ready to really get into the fun stuff.
i dont have the crazy budget some of you do but still should be able to make this fun. gonna do little things like new lights and some trim the next few weeks. then if i kick ass at work for a month maybe ill have the 4k i want for the electronics
lol, not that anyone cares but im just excited, and had a 14 hour workday so im kinda zoning out doing all this writing, looking on craigslist for my side surrounds, gonna use my old ones for the height effects. not gonna mount anything though in case my budget goes up , christmas bonus please