Background, Room and Design
First I would to thank all the fellow forum members who shared their knowledge, offered advice and answered my queries over the years. Few local members also opened their homes and demoed their HTs which was a great help. Finally after years of reading about, planning, procrastinating and delays, I am finally moving ahead with a dedicated HT build. Construction started last week and I anticipate that l will have my HT up and running sometime in December.
Any advice, critique, suggestion is welcome!
14’ 6” x 23’ 9”
HT construction is a part of basement project which also includes a open area, bedroom and a bathroom
Unfinished area behind room to hold AV rack
Low ceiling - 7' 6" to the joist unfinished. Also, there is a HVAC duct on one side of the room which brings it down to 6' 8"
I will likely move few years down the line so I have tried to spread the investment to minimize losses when the time comes to sell this house while not significantly compromising on the quality.
Over years, I have only read good reviews about Nyal and saw several projects on forum that were designed by him. I requested him to design mine too and below are some of details. Some of the design work is still pending. I have hired a local GC for most of the construction
Communicating Solid Core Door
DDW + GG
Roxul Safe’N’Sound insulation
No stage, riser or columns
Acoustic Baffle Wall
Seating - Row of 4 and a pub height table with chairs behind it
Soffit - Only 6” in front and rear
Lighting - Insteon dimmers, 4 sconce, 12 can lights and LED Tapelight in Soffit