Congratulations! Safest would be everything. Absolute minimum might be removing the head and applying all the bits to lock down X and Y (that’s what I did for a two-person carry down the stairs to Bill’s current home). A lot depends on the roads between the two locations
Sounds like an adventure for Beamer…lucky guy…lol
Like other suggestions…make the moving parts not move for the trip. Glad to see Beamer getting to stay inside, away from the dust and wood dandruff of the other shop toys. Cant wait to see what you create!
interesting thing is, this house we got did not have a theater room. Many of the 100 or so we looked at did. Between online and in person we looked at a LOT of houses, as you can see by that count. We like to watch shows as a family, but this basement is a walkout to a pool, so there are only two interior rooms that could be “darkened”, and one of those has a window. the other space opens to the pool deck.
Are you going to get the special recliners? Those have really come down in price these days. I think I would be tempted to get reclining love seats instead of individual recliners, more efficient space usage.
When we moved, we looked at a number of houses that had theater rooms/spaces, but for various reasons did not have other requirements. The house we ended up with had space for my photography, music, office, etc.
Half of the basement is finished, the other half is not; so the unfinished side will be turned into the home theater–no windows, already heated. I haven’t completely decided on seating yet, since I’ll still be working on framing, etc for the room through the spring. I’m thinking that the love seats would work better, even though I would prefer individual recliners.
Did you go through houses and at any point think “Gee are we the only ones that think the features we are looking for are unique? How can we be the only people that X Y and Z features are important at the same time!”
We only had a 45 day window to find a house and relocate, so we were fairly open minded about what we wanted and needed. So, I don’t recall any instances where we thought there were features we wanted that were unique. On the other hand, there were many instances where we thought “what were they thinking when they did that!”