I stated this project about 2-1/2 years ago and just had the carpet installed last week. My build includes theater, bar, fireplace/sitting area, game room and bathroom. I still have quite a few things left to do, but thought I'd start my own thread since I've received a few PMs asking for more detail and info on some of the cabinet pics I've posted.
For the most part, its been a weekend project supplemented with a few vacation weeks time here and there. But once the carpet was put on order, I found myself spending just about every night getting the molding installed and last bit of painitng done. Nothing like a little pressure to get things moving along quickly.
I have about 1400 sq ft of basement before sectioning off for needed storage, heater, HW heater, ejector pump basin, etc. I ended up with 1,000 sq ft of finished area with 7'- 10" ceilings. I did everything myself except for the carpet and pool table installation and fireplace hookup (you need a
license to buy the new gas flex line). I still have to finish off the bathroom, but that will make for a great fall project.
OK...on to the pics.
The always present pile of lumber and sheetrock
Here's the future Game Room area that will have a Pool table and Dart board with half moon wall mounted tables and chairs
Three (3) windows boxed out and flourescent lighting installed along with shutters
Bathroom - Toilet Flange, ejector pit, and vent stack roughed in during home construction
The Game Room had the ever present 3" steel pole. I didn't like the pole wraps available so I boxed it in with (2) 2x4s. I'll finish it off with oak plywood and trim. I used two (2) 7/16" machine bolts on each side, bored the 2x4s to 1" and drilled and tapped it and used 1" washers.
Fireplace and Sitting area