Basement Layout questions
We are in the planning phase of our basement finishing project and have come up with a preliminary layout. Woould love to have some feedback on our plans and hopefully answers to a few questions. I have posted a copy of our plan below.
1. The placement of the bathroom is directly behind the location of the furnace/water heater. The plan is to put bifold doors in the bathroom in order to access the mechanics of the utilities. Have considered also placing bifold doors on the opposite side so that the utilities could be accessed from both sides.
My question is whether or not this is a safe thing to do. I read somewhere that some codes prohibit the access to the furnace from being in the bathroom but wasn't sure if that was correct.
2. Still trying to determine the exact layout of the theater ares. We have a post that is right in the middle of the combined room that is to be the theater/bar area. We would love to be able to get rid of it but not sure if we can. Our goal is not to make a true theater room but more a theater area that melds with the bar area for watching football. We are huge football fans and think this are will be used for this as much or more than movies.
I am sure I will come up with more questions as time goes on but thought this was enough for one post. Thanks