If you read my other thread on this topic, you know the situation. I'm not too concerned with my HT since my parents already have a decent one in the living room. However, I do need a nice room for a 2-channel system. Once I have a room, I no longer have any excuse to put off upgrading. Bonus! My other need is to have an office for the business that I've started.
Below is my proposed solution: finishing the basement. The floorplan shows the middle section of the basement. The stairs from the first floor are shown coming down from the left, hitting a landing, and then making a 90-degree turn and opening into the basement. The outside walls are cinderblock and the floor is cement. Neither of these surfaces are acoustic-friendly, so I want to carpet the area and put up drywall or something. Ceiling is 8' but will need to be dropped to 7' to cover ducting and allow for lighting. The only walls that are currently in place are the outside walls and the walls around the staircase. There is presently no bathroom (or walls around it), just a sink. For acoustics, I was thinking of having some kind of acoustically-treat, double-fold door at the entrance to the office/storage room. The square object to the left of the staircase is a freezer. This can be moved. Here are the dimensions for the spaces in the floor plan:
office/stereo - 19' x 11
office/storage - 7' x 8'
? space - 8' x 8' (with a little loss in height due to the steps)
Does anyone have any suggestions for a better floor plan? Any room acoustic suggestions? Thanks!