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Ideal room size / layout

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Stauff, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Stauff

    Stauff Auditioning

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    I'm in the process of completing design for a new home. The basement is a blank slate where I have set aside some space for a theater. My most serious restriction is (as you may guess) height. My basement height is 9 feet and I have been told by my builder he will be able to slope down at least 1 foot in the theater area and maybe 2. My current design has a room 18 x 26 with a 1 foot slope. My hope is to have a small counter/bar in the back, two rows of seats (1 raised on a platform, the other on the slope?) and some casual seating near the front. I plan on a front projector and have a niche 6 x 6 in the front right where I think I can put the gear.

    Since this is in the planning stage any and all input is welcome. Also any pictures or links to sites that may be helpful is appreciated.

    Regards,
     
  2. Brian Osborne

    Brian Osborne Stunt Coordinator

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    Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you want already. Check out the gallery of pics and such of other members. I have a link there in my sig. below. If you see something you like, most are more than willing to let you know how they did it.
    Good Luck in the rest of your planning!
     
  3. David Noll

    David Noll Stunt Coordinator

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    Jeff,

    "A row on the slope?" Why not just step down each level? Look at my theater. Link below.

    David
     
  4. greggor

    greggor Second Unit

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    Sounds like you'll have a very nice room for a HT. My basement layout only allowed me room for an 18X14 home theater. I also did a bar, but mine is off to the side in an oddball shaped room that is 7' x 11'. I would also recommend the "stepped" seating vice sloped. Good luck and have fun with it....
     
  5. GlennG

    GlennG Auditioning

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    I agree. 2 levels for seating rather than sloped;

    take a look at my old theater..
     
  6. Stauff

    Stauff Auditioning

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    Thanks for the input. I will be going with two 6" step to allow 12" height between what I expect to be two rows of seats.
     
  7. David Noll

    David Noll Stunt Coordinator

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    Jeff,

    Keep us posted of your progress. And Good Luck!

    David
     

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