Hello AVS Family,
I have been thumbing through the forum for a good couple of months and am finally getting to the stage in my build where I need some suggestions. I am in the process of finishing a daylight basement that will end up being about 2k sq when complete. I framed in my dedicated theater room which is 18.5'Lx16w, and a 4x4 component/electric panel closet. I had originally planned to put in French doors in the back of the room which opens up to the middle of the basement, but I am thinking of switching this to a single door next to the component room on the side of the theater. I like the look of the French doors but think it will end up wasting to much space and won’t allow me to have a rise all the way against the back wall that runs the full width of the room. I will upload a simple design that i have drawn up. Here are some of my additional ideas, I am looking for any help and ideas before continuing with the construction.
Ceiling will have soffits on either side or run into a framed in stage on the screen wall. I will insulate and sheetrock the ceiling (after installing conduit and cables)
Stage will be boxed in with square columns on either side of room that will house L/R tower speakers. We are also running framing between the two columns but only 2-2.5 ft high which will house center and subs. This effect will also give me a nice recessed screen wall as well as hiding front speakers.
Riser will be pushed against back wall with a step on either side of the room. 2 rows 4 chairs each or for chairs in front and sofa on riser.
Trim trim and more trim, going for a contemparary look with dark (maybe black) trim and moulding. Carpeted, black screen inlet wall, black or brown celing. Also will be adding 2-3 pillars.
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