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We had a new addition to our household and had to convert our existing guest bedroom into a nursery. We had storage space above our garage that we had planned to make into a dedicated media room, but now we had to use it as a guest bedroom. So, we decided to go ahead and reconstruct this room into a pseudo guest bedroom/media room. We only have guests once every 2 or 3 months, so for the most part it wil be a dedicated media room.

Our solution was to custom install a built in wall bed (murphy bed) behind a motorized screen and use a front DLP projector. It came out quite nice and I haven't seen anyone do this before so I thought I'd just post some pics.
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post #2 of 12
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Last pic of seating arrangement...
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post #3 of 12
Great idea for the space. Looks cool.
post #4 of 12
Now here's one for everyone that claims they don't have the room for dedicated Home Theater. What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Dave
post #5 of 12
Very neat idea. Turned out really nice. Your guests can now watch movies in bed.
post #6 of 12
Not a bad idea at all. Really nicely done. I was planning on air mattresses in the unbuilt HT for overflow guests, but that is pretty nice.

Any trade off that you feel are note-worthy?
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Originally Posted by dc_pilgrim
Not a bad idea at all. Really nicely done. I was planning on air mattresses in the unbuilt HT for overflow guests, but that is pretty nice.

Any trade off that you feel are note-worthy?
Only compromise was that I lost about 2' of overall depth to the room because of the wallbed. I was concerned that the loss of depth may compromise viewing the screen from the 1st row of chairs (DLP screen door effect), but all looks great even from the front row. We were fortunate when we had the house built we added about 3' to the width of the garage which translated to an extra 3' of depth above the garage for the media room.

It is a "dark" room (nearly pitch black) for a guest bedroom, so we added several lighting features on dimmer switches so our guest can decide on how they may to want to add a little ambient light at night while they sleep. There is a light behind the media cabinet and that works out perfect for just enough light to see your way around the bedroom without adding too much light while you sleep. Plus there are built-in overhead reading lights on a dimmer switch at the head of the bed.

The cabinets to the side of the bed (btw - queen-size bed) are wardrobe cabinets for our guest, but they could have easily been used as the media niche to house all the HT electronics.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Toxarch
Very neat idea. Turned out really nice. Your guests can now watch movies in bed.
I was afraid that some comedian would see it the other way around... if you get my drift.
post #9 of 12
Very cool, but I stand with rkhobbit.

Imagine sleeping in that bed with 2 rows of chairs facing you. Talk about performance anxiety! :D

Randy
post #10 of 12
Very nice dual usage space - great job
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Originally Posted by CptnRandy
Very cool, but I stand with rkhobbit.

Imagine sleeping in that bed with 2 rows of chairs facing you. Talk about performance anxiety! :D

Randy
That's reason for guests not to "perform" in your guest room.
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Originally Posted by rkhobbit
I was afraid that some comedian would see it the other way around... if you get my drift.
Well, that was the first thing I thought of, but I thought better of mentioning it. Until now, that is. :D
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