Well it has started
Back when progressive scan DVD players were all the rage I build a proper bat cave. Soft front black felt wall, flat black ceiling very dark flat walls. Solid room 7 channels and an dozen subs in an ib config.....
3 years ago we moved.
I left a basic projector and took the Tru Vue Vango (nice 1080p led dlp) with me.
No dedicated room In the current place but a more family room spot .
We decided to work on the room and we are in the process of setting up a curtain bat cave (black velvet sides and ceiling 6-9 feet into the room) . We sit 9-10 feet from 100 inches today. 6 +8 feel will be a healthy amount darkening should help.
Javs soft room pics in this thread really inspired the design.
The wife just painted the front wall a very dark color that goes with the room (and I moved all the equipment to a closet) and the first part of the ceiling curtain track will be here by the weekend. 2 side currtin tracks will be about 13 feet apart and will continue me out to where we sit. The curtain will allow the darkness to pull back as needed. I didn't want a full-time bat cave in this space.
There might be phase 2 to curtain off the rear wall as budget allows. The curtain track I'ma getting mounts to the ceiling and has 90 degree bends so lots of options.
Phase 1 side curtain are staring with pre made black velvet curtains off amazon.
For the ceiling I would like to have a retractable curtain ceiling. 12-13 feet wide connect to tracks both sides.
I see 2 basic paths:
1. Join 2 premade curtains. Limited velvet options but joing 2 curtains would be the "easy" option.
2. Make a curtain out of a recommend velvet (triple velvet or Royal from Jo Ann's) . Good velvet but the time effort to make it (I have a few ideas) .
So the question is: coming from a light colored room with a white celing both options will make a real difference. Is the difference between dark velvets that noticable? This room will never be a total black bat cave to support ultra super duper contrast it will still be a family room.
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