Hello, I'm just getting started on my theater build and figured I'd like to document it to gain some focus on direction. I definitely welcome any comments and ideas anyone may have.
Little History - In my last house I built a theater in a very undesirable location. A living room between a kitchen and office with large openings in the walls to both those, stairs behind me, and tile floors. It became such a great hangout spot though and we really enjoyed having friends over for movies, game night, and even some late night drunk dancing games where the girls would take over the room. Anyhow, I still have the equipment from that 7.1 setup so I'm not starting off empty handed.
I just purchased my new home about a year ago and promptly gutted the entire house. I am just now getting my head above the water ( kitchen is done, bathrooms are done, office is done, etc etc) and I now have some time to get to a theater : D Other than the carpet, these 2 bedrooms have been sitting untouched for about 10 months.
The house is a 1 story 3 br home with an office at the front that could be and has been in the past another bedroom. Btw that office has a million dollar view of the Vegas valley and strip! People are paying millions for homes being built higher up on the mountain for this. Hopefully they will make my property value go up! It is just the two of us in the house and my better half said to go for it if I can turn the other 2 bedrooms into a theater. After climbing up all around through the hatch in the garage and an access above the guest bath I deduced that the wall was certainly not load bearing. It has scissor trusses, which was a good indicator initially that it wasnt.
Ok, enough rambling. Here are some pics.
Below I am going to attempt to track some costs etc. Its already going above what I had anticipated of course.
FREE - Insulation from wall repurposed for riser.
$103 Monoprice 250' 12 gauge CL2 wire
$130 Narrow High Pub Table Mr IRONSTONE Bar Table 47" Pub Dining Height Table Bistro Table with Vintage Textured Top (Indoor USE ONLY) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P3H4P1D..._FGhVDbQ00Q5D3
$9 cover for fan hole. Looks meh.. Leviton 1228 15 Amp 125 Volt, Duplex Receptacle, with 4" Metal Cover, Residential Grade, Grounding, Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002NAQ3..._0-2WDbKMG2T0H
$32 total X2 50ft. Subwoofer cables Mediabridge Ultra Series Subwoofer Cable (50 Feet) - Dual Shielded with Gold Plated RCA to RCA Connectors - Black - (Part# CJ50-6BR-G1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003P63SP0..._Z72WDbYD1KRPG
$5 cable labels Tuyounger 180Pcs Self Adhesive Cable Labels Waterproof Assorted Color Tear Resistant 6 Sheet Label Stickers for Office Work School Computer Cord Laser Printer (180PCS) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WC7NSLK..._-92WDbDAANEE2
$756 r-112sw Klipsch subwoofer X2 (with tax and shipping)Klipsch Reference R-112SW Subwoofer, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NVPMJNC..._JO0XDbKPMX1JC
$1290 uh what to do with another subwoofer...? 2X RP-8000F deal with a SPL-120
$540 (2 pair) R-141SA for atmos
$260 (1 pair) R-141SA open box for rears
$504 (1 pair)RP-250s surround speakers
$399 RP-450C center channel
$4,936 Fusion Jives. 2 rows of 4 seats. (2 loveseats). No buttkicker yet, but interested.
$899 Denon AVR-X4500h from Accessories for Less. Refurbished with 3 year warranty.
$340 Silver ticket 135" Cinewhite Screen 16:9
STR-169135 Silver Ticket 4K Ultra... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGW15NU...p_mob_ap_share
$1663 Carpet and install from Home Depot.
$250 labor materials for drywall guy
$147 Home Depot Riser wood/hardware
$195 Lowes Riser wood/hardware
$14 2 more boxes of 3" screws
$20 More osb etc for riser
$10 more insulation for stairs.
$145 Paint and supplies
$231 fabric mate channels in black
$270 for blackout double cell blinds. The double cell will help with insulating as well.