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This is my bedroom it is about 13x15 (depthxwidth)








and an extremely rough layout of my room




Currently I have a


Samsung Ln40A500 (40" 1080p)

Xbox 360

Insignia Upconverting dvd player

Panasonic SA-HT40 receiver with the included speakers (5.1)


I plan on getting a ps3 or a stand alone dvd player. I cant really decide what to get though. As of right now I dont care for any ps3 games but eventually I am sure I will find a few and the better stand alone bd players are almost the same price :/


I have my computer hooked up to my tv for watching movies :/ and the whole setup is controlled by a Logitech Harmony 520 remote and I am going to go a buy a Logitech dinovo mini to control my compy from my couch/bed.


What can I do to make my home theater setup look nicer? Should I get a new tv stand or something? wall mount the tv?
 

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Take down the cat picture



In all honestly the first step to make it cooler would be to clean it up and simplify the area around the TV... alot going on there that could be distracting... then perhaps paint is a darker warm color to improve the viewing experience...


Other than that I am not sure there is much people can say to help.

"Cool" is a relative term...


If you want to know how to improve picture or sounds based on what you have, there are a ton people that could help with that.
 

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Yeah I know I need to clean up, i just have so much crap and no where to store it



and yeah, the Cat stays up
I can move it but that dude is never going to leave haha
 

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Until I read the last line, I thought this was going to be an HVAC related thread.
 

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you've got the guitar, the futon, the tv, but you're missing the black light and lava lamp posters if you really want to impress the freshmen girls.


"does this rag smell like chlorophorm to you?"
 

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haha I had a black light :/


Well heres the thing, theres really no reason to move out...I am a sophomore in college lol, tuition is expensive as ****, living in the dorms is pointless. I tried to move out last year into a duplex but my parents really dont want me to waste money on a place to live when i can live here for free and they also dont think they can trust me because my sister is a dumbass and is 35k+ in debt. To make a long story short...my parents have to deal with my sisters dumbass and they dont want me to end up like her. Last year I really wanted to move out, but ive realized it was all for the wrong reasons... I still want to but I figure I can stay another semester or so and buy all the things I want :/
 

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grt everything out of the viewing area and get rid of anything in the room you can. i would mount the guitar on teh wall--looks cool, hide the map behind the couch and use the bureau as a comouter deck. paint the room a chartruce shade and get a real pull out couch. voila, your new enterinment paradise. i had a similar setup when i lived with my parents eons ago.



if you're over 21 get a krups beertender.


now add a female friend a romantic movie and youre set.
 

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13 x 15 is more than enough space for a projector setup - probably get 120" screen in there no problem.

You can paint the wall to make the screen.


I'd say put a murphy bed on one of the walls, turn your computer into a laptop and you won't need a computer desk because you can use the bed.


Use the closet to stack the audio and source components.


If you can't buy anything new, I'd say mount the tv on a wall, ditch as much furniture as possible, and still do the murphy bed. Also get a separate entry/exit to the house.
 

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Well, the door closet to the couch/bed leads to the rest of the house, the other door leads to a storage room (that is full of random crap) and then has doors that lead outside.


I want to get rid of my dresser and possibly get a chest since my closet is pretty full.
 

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I would declutter. I know space is tight and since you live at home space is tight, and in reality the space is not your own it's your parents, but declutter and cleanup. Just because space is tight is not a reason not to declutter and clean up. In fact is even more reason to do so. I second the thought of mounting the TV on the wall, it is really shocking to see how much space that will give you and you could get a smaller shelf setup to put your gear on. OR


While your living at home just focus on cleaning up and decluttering, save your money and when you get a house, apartment, duplex, townhouse, etc. of your own take the money you save and then get/setup a space you could be proud of. Then you could go the projector route and get a true "theater" image.


I too thought that by reading his tag line this would be about cooling off a warm theater in actuality is about making a theater "hotter". English language is a strange thing, is it not?


Oh and BTW the beertender however a clever and "good" idea (you being 21 of course), as a college student you have enough distractions no need to add to that with a handy source of alcohol. Once you get out of college "get a real job", mortgage, wife, kids, and bills, that is when you will "need" this handy device. :cool:


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RTROSE
 

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haha



I am going to try and make a cadd layout of my room (with dimensions and what not) if I can remember how to use cadd (been three years since I last really used it)


My main thing is trying to get a good layout of things to possibly free up more space but with my current furniture I think how I have it now is the best setup...I really would like to ditch the dresser but i dont think I can
 

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so it turns out I dont remember cadd (at least not enough to where it would not take 3 hours) so i just dled some free program




I really cant think of any rearrangement that I can do without moving the dresser
 

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I have a single light switch in my room, it controls a light on each side of the room. Is there anyway to wire a clapper type thing to those lights or are those only able to control lights directly plugged into them?
 

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Ok so Ive thought about things...


I think if I keep the dresser I can do this




or this




With the latter one it would be nice if I could just switch everything on the opposite side, bed/couch would be flipped 180 and against the other wall, dresser and desk against the other wall etc...but my wall goes a couple feet then dips in to a lower wall which would interfere with wall mounting (which I really want to do)


So yeah, would it be better to have the couch/bed in the middle of the room or against a wall? The 2nd one actually gives more room for my dresser ( I would actually be able to open the drawers all the way)


Also, whats a good/cheap wall mount? are the walmart ones any good?
 

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Regarding wall mounts go to Monoprice.com for all of you mounting and cabling needs. I have ordered a mount and several cables from them. Excellent prices, excellent products you can't go wrong.


Not that it matters but of the two options you show I would prefer the top option it just makes you room appear to larger and more open.


FWIW


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First of all, good job staying out of debt. I'm a bit harsh when it comes to design, so don't take any of this personally.


1. Clean up and work out a way to organize your stuff: Magazine rack, dvd/game rack, etc . It's going to make the room look bigger and make you look like less of a slob (again, no offense). It looks like the corner to the right of your closet would be an opportune spot to put all your media on a narrow/tall bookshelf. Get a long rubbermaid container to put under the futon to hide stuff.


2. Guitars are cool, but put the amp under the futon (kind of goes with storage). It's kind of a small room to have those things laying around. Mount the guitars neatly on the wall, probably in place of the 300 poster and whatever else that is.


3. Speaking of the futon, those sheets belong at a picnic. Get some one-tone or else narrowly-striped sheets. Also, find a place to put your pillow and bedspreads when the futon is used as a couch (closet, preferably).


4. If the cat picture must stay, put it somewhere else. That wall is too crowded with the 40" TV, computer, and glass block window.


5. Cable management. By the TV and especially the computer, I see a lot of loose cables and wires. Get some rubber bands and twist ties and get a more streamlined look.


5. If your parents let you, paint. You probably shouldn't ask, because you are a college student and college students can do whatever they want
. I'd do the whole room in an eggshell, but keep it neutral and on the lighter side so it doesn't overpower the room. Get the doors and trim, too.


The best improvement is going to be cleaning and reorganizing. Reorganize the closet while you're at it to get more storage space. Hope this helps a little bit.
 
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