During class today I was just zoning out as usual and it occurred to me that I have a 10x12 room that I could do anything I wanted with. Years ago, we built a 2 story building that serves as a utility room on the bottom and a "playhouse" on top which is now full of unwanted things from my and my sister's rooms.
The room has windows on three sides; A door and two windows on the front 10' wall and one 12' wall is empty - this is the wall I plan on having my gear at.
There is currently R-type insulation foam on the inside walls and ceiling, linoleum for a floor, full electricity and A/C. So, essentially I have a blank canvas from which I could do whatever I wanted. we currently have a couch, chair and 2 recliners sitting in my basement so the furnishing is pretty much done :D
Over spring break I plan to clean out the room and begin work on it during the summer. What do I need to do to get the best sound response? I plan on putting down carpet, and some cheap wall panels that I can paint. I would like to add some DIY acoustic panels where needed. I'm thinking of possibly using mass loaded vinyl to cover the ceiling as the roof is tin and there is no insulation between it and the ceiling besides the Rmat though the cheapest I have found so far is 1.40 per square foot which is still a little pricey for my budget (next to nothing)
What would be best to finish off the ceiling? Something slightly dampening like carpet or something else?
Pretty much, what do I need to do to make this room give me the best performance possible? Like I said, it is a blank slate and there is no aesthetic acceptance factor anywhere :D I plan on running a 20A breaker for the room also. A big possibility for this room will be a cheap but decent HT (I have Rt5s will be getting RT55s soon (thanks Sid) so then all I need is a center and power but in a room so small I wouldn't need much power) so any HT considerations would be helpful.
If you can't tell, I'm really physched about this and any reccomendations are really appreciated.