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Location: California's Redwood Coast
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1) For the big window, save yourself a lot of time and trouble. Simply cover it with plywood, either inside or outside. If you cover the outside with plywood, paint it to match your house and apply a little decorative trim. It'll look a lot nice. Also if you cover the outside of the window, cover the interior glass with black foam material. If you decide to sell the house down the line, it'll be a fairly simple matter of removing the plywood and any interior covering.
OR....leave the window "as is" and get an electric screen. OR, simply 'hang' a fixed rigid frame screen with eyehooks, and links of black chain.
One other thought: "attics" are not known for their acoustic properties. Do some simple tests to determine how "live" the room is. If you can hear your voice echo, it is a "live" room and needs some treatment. Your furnishings may take care of part of this problem, but you'll still need some acoustic panels.
In reading your initial post, it sounds like you want a dedicated HT room, but want flexibility in case you wish to sell the house. That's a Big Decision. You are posting to a forum of people who are bat-**** crazy about Home Theater. People here have some incredible knowledge and are willing to share ideas. Talk to your spouse or significant other about this basic decision. After that, set a budget and stick to it.
Good Viewing,John G JVC DLA-X790 Projector, Vutec 110" (16x9) Bright White Screen, Oppo UDP-203 region free MOD disc player, Zappiti Mini4K HDR, Synology DS418 NAS, Yamaha RX-A2070 AVR, Toshiba 1250 NTSC-PAL Region Free BR Player, 7 Paradigm Reference spkrs w Dual Subs, & Yamaha 6600 External Amp