Wife can't think of a name for the theater yet so that is TBD
.(wife liked big's verbage, name chosen) But hey, she's at least onboard with a dedicated theater build finally!
Room is 288" (24')(L) x 182" (15'2")(W) x 96" (8')(H)
This is a walk-out basement in a 5 level home in the Kansas City area. There is 3 levels above this area (kitchen/pantry, BR #3 are directly above this area), and 1 solid concrete basement below and away from this area. This level shares walls with a mud room (lawn equip and a/v rack), a bathroom, a bar/office and BR #4.
Currently the area is fully finished and somewhat equipped electronically.
ADW 44u enclosed rack with 1 20amp dedicated feed
Epson 5010e (PJ has a dedicated romex run to the a/v rack to the Panamax, hdmi and 2 cat6)
120" 16x9 Elite Screens
Yamaha RXA-1030 (being used as a PRE only
Outlaw 7500 (5channel amp)
Panamax 1500 (ups/conditioner)
Sony 3d BR
HTPC (1:1 bluray MKVs)
24bay Bluray Server
Phillips HUE bridge
Harmony Ultimate (with remote)
Klipsch 5800c in ceiling speakers (x5)
MK 12" sub directly under screen
I also have 2 RF7's and and RC-35 to toss into the finished theater.
I would like to build a full front stage, a rear riser with a 2nd row of seating and most likely soffits around the whole room.
Clearly the windows and sliding door have to go. Front window will be replaced with a standard sized door and the slider and back window will be 100% removed and studded.
My BIGGEST issues are currently the half-belled staircase leading into the room and the back hallway to the bathroom, bar/office, and BR #4. I'm at a total loss in how to deal with those set-backs.
These pictures speak for themselves. I will be ripping out the current drywall and decoupling a false wall and double drywalling + gg. But, before I can even start this project, I need some off y'alls ingenious ideas to overcome the stairs, hallway and mud room/basement door issues.
I'm all ears for suggestions and design cues.
PS: Is this odd room worth consulting Erksign or another contractor to deal with these issues I have? I sent Big a PM but didn't get a response.