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Old 03-12-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Moving to new house, need suggestions on how to arrange furniture (and what to buy)

Okay, so my family is moving to a new house, and it is a very modern type very remodeled house. One of the rooms is a large movie theater/media room featuring an incredibly large screen built into the wall and a projector coming from the roof as well as all the speakers and such. The room is very large, very wide. I will get exact specs soon when we visit i will measure everything. But my family is divided on what furniture to get to really set off the room and how to decorate it. We want big and comfy furniture that would sit alot of people, and hopefully somehow be able to incorporate a few media chairs (single chairs that recline)... but most important is large couches that are super comfy and still can pull off the very modern look of the media room. If i can figure out how to take a screen shot i can post pics......

if anyone has any pics of built home theaters/media rooms i would appreciate it oh and not the ones with tvs im talking about the ones with huge projection screens and projectors.... thanks...
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Okay, so my family is moving to a new house, and it is a very modern type very remodeled house. One of the rooms is a large movie theater/media room featuring an incredibly large screen built into the wall and a projector coming from the roof as well as all the speakers and such. The room is very large, very wide. I will get exact specs soon when we visit i will measure everything. But my family is divided on what furniture to get to really set off the room and how to decorate it. We want big and comfy furniture that would sit alot of people, and hopefully somehow be able to incorporate a few media chairs (single chairs that recline)... but most important is large couches that are super comfy and still can pull off the very modern look of the media room. If i can figure out how to take a screen shot i can post pics......

if anyone has any pics of built home theaters/media rooms i would appreciate it oh and not the ones with tvs im talking about the ones with huge projection screens and projectors.... thanks...
there's a few pics in the "post pics of your ht setup" thread. unfortunatly, that's about all the info i can give, as i'm just as clueless as you. i would say just get a bunch of theatre seats or couchs and make sure to somehow utilize stadium seating (elevated second row).

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thats the thing, its impossible to do stadium seating, you cant elevate the floor....
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thats the thing, its impossible to do stadium seating, you cant elevate the floor....
why not? buy some wood and build a riser...not that hard.

You can put a U-shaped couch towards the front, Towards the back of the room - build a riser/platform where you can put 2-3 seperate recliners.
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why not? buy some wood and build a riser...not that hard.

You can put a U-shaped couch towards the front, Towards the back of the room - build a riser/platform where you can put 2-3 seperate recliners.
exactly what i was thinking, but didn't know how to describe, for whatever reason the term "riser" just would not come to mind.

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If you do not have enough experience in carpentry DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BUILD A RISER!

With that said, if you do it will be cake. If not, contact a local Home Theater place and contract it out. If it is a room like you say it is, the only benefit would be multi-level seating. Just one row above would be fine, depends on what kind of money your parents want to spend.

Im sure they'll make thier own decision though. No matter what we tell you.
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no thats the thing we are looking for suggestions... and i guess i explained the room wrong, there is absolutely no way to make a level up in the back because in the back is a door to the backyard... hard to describe without pictures, im gona get measurements soon, and otherwise i want to take a screenshot so that i can post pics...
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no thats the thing we are looking for suggestions... and i guess i explained the room wrong, there is absolutely no way to make a level up in the back because in the back is a door to the backyard... hard to describe without pictures, im gona get measurements soon, and otherwise i want to take a screenshot so that i can post pics...
could you fit two rows of seating? if so then you could acquire some risers (either homemade or professional grade).

here's a quick mspaint of how it would work if with a door in the back... and yes i know it's a masterpiece

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hahaha.... see the thing is, the room is too casual for a riser. Thats what im trying to get across sorry im not being clear. My parents definetly dont want the all out movie theater look with indivdial theater seats, but they are debating whether to do L shaped couch or U shaped cough or either combo with a one or two individual movie seats.... it will be clear when i get pics...
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One leather couch, 3 seater in rear, end seats kick out to recliners.

Two lay z boys catty cornered in front.

This depends on the measurements. But this is the default setup for no risers.
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