Of all the basement ideas, a home theater is probably right near the top of the list. This post isn't just about a basement home theater, this is just how I finished my basement family room to be movie, video game and sports watching ready. If you want the best home theater for your newly finished basement there's are some essential pre-drywall steps that you'll need to take.
In my case, I didn't want a whole "room" dedicated to a home theater. When I was finishing my basement I designed an open floor plan. This way my friends and family could be playing darts or air-hockey while we watched college football or played video games on a big screen.
Now close your eyes and imagine this scenario... Wait! You can't read this with your eyes closed. Keep your eyes open, but picture this in your mind.