I recently purchased my first house with home theater in mind, and I hadn't seen a lot of threads in here regarding my own screen dims/room size, so I thought I would post my initial thread now and keep it updated with each step of the way.
Interior Wall Dimensions:
12'8" wide by 21' tall EDIT: 21' Deep, 7' tall...
Epson 5050UB or Epson 6050UB (I haven't purchased yet...leaning toward the 5050UB though)
DIY with white milliskin spandex over black milliskin Spandex
Denon x4400h (I haven't purchased this yet)
5.2.4 (potential to upgrade to 7.1.4 later w/ amp) 3x LCR Ascend CMT-340SE, 2x HTM-200 for surrounds, 4x RSL C34e's for atmos, 2x Rhythmik FV15HP for subs.
...there is some WAF factors that need considering, it MUST have a love seat, and 4 seats...hard to fit in a 12'8" room. Leaning toward SeatCraft, but this is low priority, as I can get a cheap couch for now and upgrade later.
I have wanted a home theater for awhile now, but it has never been possible before due to living in an apartment with a shared wall with neighbors. I have always LOOKED at getting something nice, but it wasn't a possibility until I had my own place. We purchased a house about a month ago and I have a PERFECT (well....almost...) room in the basement that could be used for theater.
This room has a bedroom behind it and a 6'3" opening on the side where one would enter the theater. The ceilings are a bit low at 7', but I am stuck with them so I have to make do! Eventually I will want to put some sort of door here, but do to the awkward dimensions and the hvac that runs overhead, I am not sure if I can do a traditional door, but some heavy velvet curtains may fit the bill.
The wall on the right hand side of the room is made of concrete, and I plan on running all of the wiring for the av rack outside of the room by drilling a 4 inch diameter hole through the concrete to go to the adjacent room...running the wires through the ceiling would be very difficult as there is HVAC ducts that run above the wall.
Before starting on the room, I checked on the electrical status of the room, and the whole thing + an upstairs bedroom is currently on one 15A breaker. I didn't want to start the project before installing an additional 20A breaker solely dedicated to the equipment I would be running, just to be safe. The electrical work is supposed to be done this week, so I can get to painting/building the false wall once that is done.
In the mean time, I got started on the DIY screen that I will have for the room. As the title states, I want to build a 150" 2.39:1 AT screen that will go in front of the speakers and the subs. I chose the DIY route for this one due to the cost of such a specific screen ($2500+!!). Credit to MississippiMan
for all the build advice!
This weekend I built the frame to spec (ok...it's a little over an inch off, but I am fixing that.)
Kreg'd the whole thing together and spray painted the wood. It took around 4 hours with all the cutting included and waiting for the paint to dry.
I plan on adding a little extra height tonight and affixing the spandex on Tuesday/Wednesday. The false wall should be started next Sunday.
I will do my best to keep this thread updated through the process!