Ok, so I need a bit of help.
Right now I have a "theater-in-progress". Painted the walls a dark blue, put in some dark carpet, and found a 92" TV and some old recliners and a couch. It'll probably be another year before I can remove all the shelving and if I'm LUCKY another year before I can build the room within a room.
We are getting a new couch and chairs and I'm trying to figure out the best place for them, and how to build the riser for the back row.
We are getting:
One Sofa: Ryker Power Reclining Sofa with Drop Table
(85"w x 40"d x 42.5"h)
One Recliner: Ryker Power Recliner
(37"w x 40"d x 42.5"h)
Two Gliders: Steel Glider Power Recliner
(43"w x 43"d x 42"h)
Right now I have part of a sectional in the front row. The end of the chaise lines up with the door.
We are thinking about replacing that with the Sofa, but move it up so that the front lines up with the door. That puts the front of the sofa about 6' 9" from the TV.
We want to replace the two recliners we have now with the single recliner and two gliders.
As it stands now the sectional is quite low, so if no one is sitting on it, I can JUST see the bottom of the screen. The new sofa is about 6" higher, so it will cut off the bottom of the screen from the back row (which is where I sit).
I used the calculator and it said I need a 16" riser. I'm in a 100yr old house, so the basement ceiling is pretty low. At 16" I'd JUST be scufffing my head on the ceiling. I figure I'd do a 14" to get the 7" step heights and only bump my head with thick shoes on
My biggest issue is that the door to my office sits RIGHT in the middle of the back wall. I obviously need to get to it since I work from home. I don't mind a thinner (24" walkway) or other minor inconvenience, but I will have a door opening out into the theater. It doesn't need to open ALL the way, it can open 90 degrees.
SOOOO. Where is the best placement for the 2nd row chairs, and what shape to build the riser?
I attached some images of my existing setup, and a sketch of the room with dimensions.
I also took a shot at laying everything out with the riser. Each square is 3". I thought about a foot behind the sofa before the riser was good, and a foot behind the 2nd row recliners seemed reasonable. That left me 3' walkway on the sides and back.
I added a 14"w x 12"d step with enough room from it to the recliner that I won't accidentally step off the recliner onto the step.
Any there some plans for basic risers?
Since I HOPE to be changing things up in about 2 years, I'd prefer not to haul a crapload of sand down there and then have to figure out what to do with it later. Sound insulation work?