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Any and all thoughts - basement remodel

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   mderzio



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Posted January 25 2011 - 04:32 AM

Hi we are in the process of finishing off our basement. We are down to the media room and I would like to get any and all suggestions and overall thoughts of what I am trying to accomplish.

Usage: Movies, Sports, Music, light gaming, light TV usage(mainly major sporting events) overall entertaining.

I am attaching a picture of the layout so I would appreciate any and all comments.

Some questions:

Right now the "media area" is 16' x 13'6". If I decrease that to 15' x 13'6" would that make a drastice difference in the viewing? I could reaaly use the extra foot for the pool table.

What screen size would you reccomend? I think we will do a permanent screen and do some built ins around and along the bottom to encase the screen and audio video storage.

Again any all suggestions are appreciated. We know that we are not going to have the best of all worlds. After reading several posts we seen that your first media room is awesome because it's your first.




#2 of 3 OFFLINE   mderzio



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Posted January 25 2011 - 04:50 AM

Also I forgot to ask. Are there any companies on the net that sell equipment that can help me set something up so I can keep the project moving ? I really need to get the wiring in so the drywallers can start. Thanks in advance Mike

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Smokecloud



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Posted February 18 2011 - 08:33 AM

First, im not sure if any of your walls are already in and permanent or not.  So here it goes.  I would not put the media where you have it planned, that is the center of your play world and foot traffic between the pool area and others would interfere with being submerged in the movie experience.  I would put the theater where you have the bar slated for, extend the wall to an appropriate length and put your screen on the south wall, (going by the top being north)  Media would be SE corner of the basement.  I would put the pool table are where the Media is slated to be.  Your storage in the far SW corner seems like a waste of space since you already have all that under stair storage.  your storage cabinets only take up half of the SW corner, you cant use the space for anything else, you just as well put a door on the beginning of the room and make it a storage room, or scrap the storage all together and make a card table room.  Or Move the fitness area to the SW corner, then it opens up the entire North end of the basement for Pool Table and bar. Back to the pool table area (where the media is now)  take out the east wall, open it up and make your bar in the NE corner , so it will be close to the theater, but open to the pool table, it will also open up the area and make it feel larger.

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