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Lightbulb First Build - New [Very] Small Home Theatre/Gaming Room Build - HELP!

Me and my father are undertaking a project of turning one of the bedrooms into a dedicated Home Theatre/Gaming Room.
This is our first time doing a build like this so any comments, suggestions, and questions are very much welcome

Here is the room layout and its dimensions:
[Attachment] 1.Home Theatre Room Dimensions

The current status:
  • Internal Walls have been removed
  • Carpet and underlay have been removed

The Plan

Sound:
  • a 5.1.4 system for Dolby Atmos (I am quite set on this but am still open to suggestions, especially for a room as small as this)
  • Run Cables in-wall (Already purchased CL3 rated 16AWG speaker wires)
  • Wall mount TV

[B]Creating Noise Control Walls all around
  • Place sound insulation in the walls (Pink Batt Silencer)
  • Resilient Channels
  • 2 layers of GIB Noiseline Drywall (offset with each other)
  • Sealing with GIB Sound Sealant
  • Thick Carpet

Considerations:
  • Two-row seating. 2nd Row will be elevated a little to get some clearance on people's head from the front row
  • Placing other AV equipment (NAS, receiver, Game Console) at the back to minimize distractions at the front
  • wall mounting the TV potential to compromise the sound transmission of the wall
  • Getting a bigger OLED TV (Currently have a 55 inch Panasonic EZ952U)
  • Placing a height adjustable desk I have already purchased, 1800x800 (Will be happy to be able to fit this in but will consider not doing it if it will affect other things such as sound and seating)

A Sketch I have been playing around with:
Overlayed the 5.1.4 image to the room, resized to get the ideal angles right.
[Attachment] 2.Home Theatre Speaker placement

I will be ordering the materials tomorrow and will be updating this thread as the build goes.

To those who have undertaken a similar small home theatre build(or any build actually), what would you have done differently? What do you thing should be done differently?
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I’m about to start a build in a room with similar dimensions, mine is 300x430cm.

If your room is on ground level and you have a level above consider soundproofing the ceiling as well. I would do it in any case since sound will escape through the ceiling and get to surrounding rooms if you only soundproof the walls.
So if you skip that step your efforts with the walls might be in vain.

Is your floor on a slab?
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Fortunately, there are no rooms overhead
Still, that is an excellent consideration of noise traveling through the ceiling!
Funny as me and my father were just discussing this as the ceiling is heavily insulated.
At a minimum, we will be removing the HVAC ducts which basically connects it to the other rooms.

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Is your floor on a slab?
The floor is on some type of laminate/wood flooring.
There are no creaks but we are also planning to put some panels (something similar to hardieflex perhaps) to level out the floor more and put even more separation to the ground.

Will you be documenting your project as well? I will be interested to see its progress if so!
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Fortunately, there are no rooms overhead

Still, that is an excellent consideration of noise traveling through the ceiling!

Funny as me and my father were just discussing this as the ceiling is heavily insulated.

At a minimum, we will be removing the HVAC ducts which basically connects it to the other rooms.





The floor is on some type of laminate/wood flooring.

There are no creaks but we are also planning to put some panels (something similar to hardieflex perhaps) to level out the floor more and put even more separation to the ground.



Will you be documenting your project as well? I will be interested to see its progress if so!

From what I’ve come to understand insulation doesn’t stop sound, what is needed is mass and decoupling.
In other words drywall and a resilient channel or even better a fully decoupled ceiling.

Nice about being on groundlevel!

I’m not sure about documenting my build, I could try when I get going but I know myself too well and it might not get the attention and time needed to be useful.
We’ll see!
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