I am new to this forum but have done extensive research regarding equipment and construction. Once I have a design, I know what equipment I am going to purchase (Denon 3805, Axiom M60, 175, and QS8, SVS PB12, Sanyo HZ4). The only thing I am not settled on is a screen (not sure if I want to go DIY or not.
With that said, my basement is 26x20 with a pole in the middle 13 feet and 10 feet off the walls. Originally, I was going to make the theater 20 x 13 building the pole into the wall. The rest of the basement will be used for laundry and storage. However, I really would like to have a bar area as well, therefore, I started playing around with design. I thought of making a theater room on the opposite wall and having it 10 feet wide (actually I could make it 11 feet wide and build a column on the wall that sticks out 1 foot to hide the post) but then if I want to make it 18 or 20 feet long the room will be a sound problem because the dimensions will be close to divisible by each other (I had read that this is a no-no). If I build the theater using the 10 or 11 wide side, I could envision how I can still have a small bar area, keep the existing laundry room (then I won't have to move the washer, dryer, hot water tank, and utility tub) where it is and then have the entire back end of the basement (20 x 6 or 8) (if I make the theater 10 or 11 wide by 18 or 20 long) as storage.
If anyone could be so gracious and provide your thoughts, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.