Just need some opinions from those that have done this before...
The room in the image below is going to have a 55" tv on the wall and a 100" motorized screen either mounted to the wall or recessed inside a bulkhead. The joists in the ceiling run perpendicular to the wall so I can not do a recessed mount in the ceiling as it is. I have seem some ceiling-recessed screens that are cheaper that their wall mount counterparts, but I am kind of stuck on what to do.
I can either hire a contractor to build a 12" D x 8" H bulkhead on the ceiling and buy a recessed screen OR I can mount the screen to the wall using some shims to make sure the screen clears the television and build some sort of valance around the screen housing. Are there any advantages to either? The goal is to have the screen as hidden as possible when not in use.
-Max screen budget is $1,000
-Ceiling is 9' tall
-There is crown molding on the ceiling/wall
-Windows will have blackout shades; screen will drop in front of tv and windows