Cinema Room Ex Bedroom 5.8m x 2.5m

unreel

Active Member
Well after buying the house 5 months ago and a major renovation throughout the house the cinema room is finally near completion.

I present a photo guide to the project in 25 steps. if only it was so easy in real life. I have to give credit to Phil LFC for the lights and exit sign idea on the forums here.

The room was an upstairs bedroom when we moved in dimensions 5.8m x 2.5m and now the ceilings raised its 3m tall.

Its still a work in progress paint needs touching up, speaker cables need tidying / upgrading. The box for the sofa needs finishing and carpeting and maybe lights.

Specs currently Comprise

Dalite 106" Screen
Marantz SR7010
Nakamichi AVP1 Power Amp
Optoma HD33 Projector


Kef IQ90 Front
Kef IQ60C Centre
Kef IQ30 Rear surround
Kef Q82DS Surround
Kef IQ10 Rears
Kef Q85S x 4 for Atmos Ceiling Speakers

Cerwin Vega CV2800
Mini DSP 2x4 Balanced
2 x 15" Stereo Integrity DIY Subs

The subs and speakers are on paving slabs painted to match the carpet.

Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD Bluray Player
Xbox360
PS3
Wii
Sky HD
Media PC.

4mm Van Damme Hi-Fi UP-LCOFC speaker cables
2.5mm Van Damme Hi-Fi UP-LCOFC ceiling speaker cable

Cat 5e network running through the house, 4 ports at each end of the room. The room also serves as my computer room for the time being.

Cables are all running in trunking cut in the walls to the left and right of the screen, speaker and video cables are running along the trunking which the lights are on. The exit and lights are controlled via RF remote and are also colour changeable / dimmable.
 

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Nice set up mate
 

00Paul00

Active Member
Great set up. I particularly like the extra height you gave to the room. Big difference and well executed! Enjoy!
 

cragglemiester

Active Member
Excellent transformation there. Looks like an Alladins cave of man goodness. Love the lighting especially.
 

tystar

Active Member
v.impressive there Mr Shacks, so where's my invite for a film/game session then? :smashin:
 

unreel

Active Member
Updates.

I've now upgraded to Pioneer LX86 Amp, and Van Damme 4mm Hi-Fi UP-LCOFC rear speaker cables.

I've just been on a trip to Whaleys for some Devore velvet..

The difference is amazing. No shine off the walls, and its so black....

Need to make another frame for velvet on the right wall and take down the Skyfall poster. I'm also going to cover the rear posters with a curtain to minimise any reflections.

The picture below shows the difference I'd highly recommend the Devore to anyone wanting to get the best from their projector, its amazing how much better films look when there's no shine off the walls...
 

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bgh187

Standard Member
Very nice :)
 

Nayfne

Distinguished Member
Holly thread revival again lol...how is the soundproofing/reduction..is the bass and most of the other sounds kept within the confines of the room? Cheers.
 

unreel

Active Member
I used 2 sheets of soundproof mat to try and soundproof the door. The door to the room is a wooden 4 panel door and finished with plywood., its made a huge difference to noise levels on the landing and upstairs rooms.

SBM5 soundproofing mat- supplied by Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd

The room is above my kitchen, the kitchen sounds like an earthquake is occurring and glasses shake on the shelves.. Upstairs is fine though. :D
 

Nayfne

Distinguished Member
I used 2 sheets of soundproof mat to try and soundproof the door. The door to the room is a wooden 4 panel door and finished with plywood., its made a huge difference to noise levels on the landing and upstairs rooms.

SBM5 soundproofing mat- supplied by Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd

The room is above my kitchen, the kitchen sounds like an earthquake is occurring and glasses shake on the shelves.. Upstairs is fine though. :D
Lol, did you not use anything under the floorboards above the kitchen or just left it as is? Only asking as one our bedrooms will shortly be no longer a bedroom[emoji16] yippeee lol..but it's above our living room and I would like to keep as much noise as possible in the bedroom..Thanks for the link.
 

unreel

Active Member
Just thick underlay and carpet on the floor. The subs and floor speakers are on concrete flags, but nothing else sound proof wise.

The bass is the main thing that you hear in the kitchen and not much is going to stop that rattling the cupboards below.

The dual 15" Subs are the main culprit more recent shot of the room Av below. Cabinet is undergoing a revamp, Devore velvet covering the top currently.
 

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Nayfne

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Just thick underlay and carpet on the floor. The subs and floor speakers are on concrete flags, but nothing else sound proof wise.

The bass is the main thing that you hear in the kitchen and not much is going to stop that rattling the cupboards below.

The dual 15" Subs are the main culprit more recent shot of the room Av below. Cabinet is undergoing a revamp, Devore velvet covering the top currently.
I'm thinking of upping the floorboards upstairs, using rockwool in the cavities ( making sure any cables are protected) filling in all the gaps of the floorboards with acoustic sealant and sticking down something like cloud 9 underlay
 

indus

Distinguished Member
Latest pictures with the devore velvet and the actual current setup


Great stuff.

Did you end up finishing the raised platform that the rear seats are on?

The reason I ask is that I completely finished my cinema room including carpet etc but now want to add some tiered seating.

I'm just trying to figure out how to do that on top of a carpet.

Thanks
 

unreel

Active Member
Great stuff.

Did you end up finishing the raised platform that the rear seats are on?

The reason I ask is that I completely finished my cinema room including carpet etc but now want to add some tiered seating.

I'm just trying to figure out how to do that on top of a carpet.

Thanks

I'm still using the grey display boxes that show on Picture 24 on the initial post I picked up them for £1 each when Comet closed down. They are now fastened together with some plywood and carpeted. I've also fitted some Blue LED lighting on the steps

I'll update with some pictures in next day or two.
 

indus

Distinguished Member
I'm still using the grey display boxes that show on Picture 24 on the initial post I picked up them for £1 each when Comet closed down. They are now fastened together with some plywood and carpeted. I've also fitted some Blue LED lighting on the steps

I'll update with some pictures in next day or two.


Thanks, some photos would be really helpful.

Did you cover them in the same carpet that is on the floor?

How did you attach the carpet to the boxes?

Have you attached the boxes to the floor?

Sorry to bombard you with so many questions!:)
 

unreel

Active Member
Thanks, some photos would be really helpful.

Did you cover them in the same carpet that is on the floor?

How did you attach the carpet to the boxes?

Have you attached the boxes to the floor?

Sorry to bombard you with so many questions!:)

Carpet on the box is the same as the floor carpet. The boxes are made from very heavy MDF as there are 4 of them all screwed together and a 3 seater sofa sat on top they really didn't need fastening down.

The carpet was just tucked underneath at the front edge as per the picture and stapled down at the far end. Its a rough and ready fix, but its held together for 3 years now :)

Picture below with the floor lighting. That's simply some Wickes kitchen accent lights which I switch on and off via an RF remote.
 

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indus

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Carpet on the box is the same as the floor carpet. The boxes are made from very heavy MDF as there are 4 of them all screwed together and a 3 seater sofa sat on top they really didn't need fastening down.

The carpet was just tucked underneath at the front edge as per the picture and stapled down at the far end. Its a rough and ready fix, but its held together for 3 years now :)

Picture below with the floor lighting. That's simply some Wickes kitchen accent lights which I switch on and off via an RF remote.


I must say from the pics it doesn't look rough and ready at all, it looks pretty slick:thumbsup:

Thanks very much for your help:smashin:
 

Laudrup1

Member
Carpet on the box is the same as the floor carpet. The boxes are made from very heavy MDF as there are 4 of them all screwed together and a 3 seater sofa sat on top they really didn't need fastening down.

The carpet was just tucked underneath at the front edge as per the picture and stapled down at the far end. Its a rough and ready fix, but its held together for 3 years now :)

Picture below with the floor lighting. That's simply some Wickes kitchen accent lights which I switch on and off via an RF remote.

Excellent build. Well done .

How are the LEDs fitted in the carpet. Is the carpet just cut round them?
 

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