I'm in the process of having plans drawn up for new home construction with a dedicated home theater and am hoping to get some advice from those with previous builds on how much space to reasonably allocate. As with many others I am balancing things with my wife (and with the rooms for my kids that need to go in the basement). She knows a dedicated theater is really important to me - but she is greedy for all the other space and so I need to plan a size that will meet my needs without much excess. I will be using a design consultant for the space down the road. It will be a basement space with 10ft ceilings. I'm hoping to have comfortable seating for 8 (2 rows of 4). Any recommendations for how much space to set aside and what dimensions are idea? Thanks so much for any input.