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Old 08-10-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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Does anyone know approximately what it would cost for me to convert part of my game room (upstairs) to a media room?

What about just the cost to convert part of the game room (upstairs) to a regular room without windows and closet) that I can use for movies without all the extra surround sound etc...?

My game room is about 17x20

Thank you!
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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really depends on what you want done.
will the room stay as is and you just need a projector, screen, speakers and other equipment?
or do you need remodeling where walls need to be added\taken out ?
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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if that is all the information you can provide then no one can help you.

You do realize home theater equipment alone is thousands of dollars at best. And it can get crasy expensive.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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Excellent points and I apologize for not providing more info.

I'm looking for standard middle of be road equipment and nothing crazy.

I'm even considering just converting it to a room with walls and a nice size TV and some nice theatre seats.

What do you think it will cost to add a standard room without windows nor closet?
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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somewhere in the range of $1,000 - $30,000
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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If your just looking for equipment and not doing any remodeling if you shop around and read online reviews like this site

Reviews and tests from the best sources, Testfreaks collects it all.

$4k to $7k now if you looking for a high end theater screen and like 4 to 6 theater chairs $12k to $30k
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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If your room is 17 x 20, it wouldn't make much sense to divide it up if you're doing a real theater room.

In that situation, I'd use black out treatments on any windows. I'd close out the room assuming it's open on one end, and have an entrance door. I'd have a small component room built behind the screen where you'd have your components and your front and center channel speakers directly behind the screen. I'd have risers build going back to elevate the rows and sound treatments put on the walls. Definitely go with projection.

If I had to take a blind guess at the cost ,making a lot of assumptions, you're probably looking at around $30k to have a GOOD home theater with someone else doing the work.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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Excellent points and I apologize for not providing more info.

I'm looking for standard middle of be road equipment and nothing crazy.

I'm even considering just converting it to a room with walls and a nice size TV and some nice theatre seats.

What do you think it will cost to add a standard room without windows nor closet?
1.) Is your media room covered from all 4 sides with just few windows? I mean, it's not open on one side etc. If no construction is needed, covering windows with curtains

2.) Do you need soundproofing? 5K for this.

3.) Pre -wiring is easy, you'll need that.

4) Installation of power bridge in ceiling for projector, you don't want to plug it directly into the outlet without UPS/battery backup etc.
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