We moved a few months ago from our home with a dedicated 11.2 home theater to a smaller home that doesn't have room for a dedicated theater. It's a tri-level home so we are going to be using the rec room as a hangout space/home theater. Room as the previous owners had it: There was almost no artificial light (it gets dark early in the winter)' and there was an ugly HVAC run going through the middle of the room. The texture was in awful shape. The interior wall to the left was really nice 1 inch thick painted shipboard that had some 2 inch holes in it. We started out by moving the HVAC to above the window and door, and we lowered the window to match the height of the door. We put in 6 can lights on each side and cut in some areas into the extra thick wall where we can have some additional Blu-ray storage. We cut a hole in the wall that opens into a "dead space" we created in the office next door. We are going to put a pull out equipment rack there so we don't have to have an equipment rack in the room. We used the wood we pulled out to patch the 2 inch holes that a previous owner had put in the wall. We are going with Triad in ceiling and in wall speakers. The front three and 4 Dolby Atmos speakers will be in ceiling, the side speakers and sub will be in wall. It will be a 5.1.4 system. The 3/4 bathroom connected to the space is also getting remodeled, that's why there is a vanity in the room. One of two BD in wall storage locations and the R side speaker. While we moved the HVAC lines over, there was a beam we were unable to move. Here is the second storage location and the subwoofer location.