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OK, we will close on our house at the end of August. I have a bonus room over the garage that will be my theater, the room is 14.4 feet by 13.1 feet. It only has one slanted corner on the left, as opposed to most bonus rooms with both sides slanted. What should I do with this slant.

Here are 2 pics the first from the doorway and the second looking straight at the left wall with slant.

 

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Given that the room is fairly close in size in either direction, have you considered putting the seating under the slant?
 

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Given that the room is fairly close in size in either direction, have you considered putting the seating under the slant?

The only problem with that is the window on the opposite wall. I don't want to close it in. I was thinking either making a fake slant to the other wall, or, making a soffit to close it in then mirroring it on the other side.
 

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I like the soffit concept except instead of 1 big one which would take a big bite, do 2-3 small ones, you could even paint each a slightly different shade of the same color and get a really interesting transition from the wall to the ceiling.
 

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The only problem with that is the window on the opposite wall. I don't want to close it in.

Why? You don't have to close it in permanently (although that's what I'd do), especially if you're screen's going there. Cover it with a sheet of plywood and place the screen on that.



But, if you really don't want to do that, I'd copy that slant on the other side. I like slants better than boxes. I think they add more character.
 

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You could also add some can lighting along the plane where the slant occurs. This might actuallh make it an interesting focal point.
 

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How tall are the walls on the slanted side? Making it a soffit (or several soffits) do you run the change of hitting your head on it?


I vote mirror the slant on the other side.
 

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How tall are the walls on the slanted side? Making it a soffit (or several soffits) do you run the change of hitting your head on it?


I vote mirror the slant on the other side.

It's 6'1-5/8", I'm 6 foot without my shoes on. I think it will be tall enough. Plus I can use the "dead space" to house the A/V rack, maybe put it on rollers, there's a ton of room back there. Here are 2 different ideas of what I want to do.

 

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After finding out the height of the walls I still recommend against the soffits.


6' 1-5/8" minus 5/8 for sheet rock plus you wearing shoes plus carpet equals you hitting your head. Those soffits reduce the floor space you can walk by almost 3 feet. I'm building out my 420 sq/ft of my attic so I have an idea what you're going though. Those angled ceilings really give the feeling of a much smaller room. Adding soffits at a 6' 1" will really make your room feel small.


I have soffits in my attic, but they start at 8' and go up to 9'.
 

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I don't see your single sloped wall as a problem, but more of a design direction.


I'd swap the room 90 degrees, and use the 6' 1" wall as the screen wall. I like BigMouth's stepped soffit idea so I'd use it on the front sloped wall. Maybe three steps, with the second step housing some screen spot lights. The soffit would create some room detailing done wall to wall. I'd pass on doing any other soffits and keep things simple.


Reclaim 2 feet of that dead space and put it to work by using a SMX AT screen. The sloped wall behind the screen could be sonically treated, and the reclaimed area would now house the front three speakers, sub and recessed av rack. The room should feel bigger by not having the front speakers and sub taking up space in the room. By keeping the room uncluttered and simple, the space will indeed feel larger as there'll be nothing to catch the eye, and hold it.
 

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Maybe duplicating a few inches of the sloped ceiling on the other walls, and doing a 2 step soffit would give you the best of headroom and style?
 

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I'm with tedd, although there may be issues with the projection distance and the desired screen size.
 

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the ideas. I'll have to do some more renders of the other ideas. August 1st can't come soon enough.
 

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I just did a quick measurement of my build. The top of my 54x96" 16:9 screen is 73" off the floor which places the seated eye about 1/3rd the way up the screen. So there shouldn't be any issues with a 52-54" tall screen on that angled wall, scope or widescreen and a single row of seating will be able to kept off the back and side walls for better sonics.
 
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