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Theater growth vs Spouse nope
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I'm having a bit of an issue and want some advice. We all get into project mode every now and then and it drives my wife nutz whenever I want to change anything to do with the theater. The burnt yellow walls are nice but I think it might be time for a change. Plus I would be able to get the full benefit of a projector upgrade with darker walls. A mere hint of the idea of painting had her reaching for the red button to nuke my plans. How do you guys get your spouse on board for this kind of stuff? This isn't even really a money issue, which is usually what stalls my ideas out.

She loves it as is and probably spends more time in the room than I do watching movies. Thing is, I listen to music in there a lot with the lights on and dimmed. So I see the wall color more while in use. I wish I hadn't caved in the beginning and got more clout on the wall color choice..... bah

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I listen to music in the dark, in a cave that's already dark. I ussually end up with my eyes closed anyway.
For movie viewing the darker room is certainly good. Maybe consider wider masking around your screen?
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My wife could care less and doesn't use our theater/cave/walkin closet. The rooms too dark.

Turning the lights off goes a long way.

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I hope the wifey aint reading your posts on this forum or you may have a not so happy wife smile. My ex was reading my conversations when i use to use icq, not good. LOL


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She is at least softening to the idea now. We'll see I guess. smile

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Originally Posted By Serenity_Now
I wish I hadn't caved in the beginning and got more clout on the wall color choice..... bah

Is there any chance this is just a case of your wife really liking the current colour, since it sounds like she more or less picked it ?

The good thing here is that much of your discomfort with current colour seems to be how it looks with the lights on, so at least you will be on common ground when talking about new colours for that part of the discussion.

It is pretty hard to find colours that will look good with lights on (which is the way your wife will judge them) and which have optimal performance when the theater is running (which is the way you will judge them) so maybe wider masking as brwsaw suggested, even extending to the first part of the side walls, might be a solution there.

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Re: Theater growth vs Spouse nope
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Yeah, she pushed for it, but we agreed so I can't really complain for my part. smile Seems like the mood is thawing about it. Good stuff. She has a business trip coming up. Perfect transformation time. Part of the issue is disrupting the room use. Gotta schedule it around business hours. Lol.

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what is the words.. it's far easier to ask for forgiveness that to ask for permission. Paint a wall, or part of a wall a new colour.. call it a feature wall.

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Re: Theater growth vs Spouse nope
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Probably not a great idea..... I know where you are going though. smile

The very last thing I would want is resentment over my hobby. Wouldnt be a great start to eventually get atmos up and running, with 8" in ceilings and a rack full of QSC DCA cinema amps..... Baby steps. laugh

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She likes the paint colour with the lights on, you want something darker for your home theatre with the lights off...put up a couple of rails for some dark curtains behind the screen, best of both worlds. If you get heavy fabric they'll probably stop some reflections as a bonus.


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I know where you are going but this room is far past curtains acoustically. smile

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