So, I previously started a thread when I was in the planning stages. I've decided to start a new thread now that I'm actually underway with construction.
First off, a couple sketchups and ACad dwgs showing the overall layout. I think this will be the best layout considering the overall length/size of the basement. I was concerned with leaving the bar/theater all one area due to acoustics, light, etc. so I designed a divider wall with a large arch and another smaller doorway. The 5 ft. long arch should provide the "open concept" but yet still give some division between the areas. Besides, I've seen a few designs with the back bar concept that looked really great.
Good looking space. Couple of questions. Is the bedroom going to have a full time occupant, and do you have to go through the theater to get to it? Hard to tell from the drawings. If there is going to be a full time occupant (rather than a spare room for quests, I would make every effort to do some sound isolation/proofing other wise you will regret it later. I could also be annoying at times to have someone going through the theater to get to the room. What size it the theater going to be? Overall I would say pretty good setup. I second the pinball thought, or maybe a pub table to pay cards on.
Thanks for the thoughts/suggestions.
I agree, the seating area may be re-purposed eventually, just had to throw a few seats/couch in to keep the wifey interested!
Anyhow, the guest room may become my daughters room when she is older. I have DD and greenglue on the bedroom side already, plus Roxul in between, plus another DD and GG layer on the other side once I get to that point. Also have a DD w/o GG on the ceiling, with cellulose blown into the joist bays b4 drywall went up. So far, the green glue has performed exceptionally well, amazing stuff that I would recommend to anyone.
Here's a couple pictures of the GG being applied.
The osb is used only because I have the arched openings, it's used only for support to make the form for the arch. Most of the walls are 2 layers of 1/2 drywall with green glue in between for soundproofing, but around the arch areas I use 1 layer of 1/2 osb and 1 layer of 1/2 drywall. If you just have square door openings, you could just use the 2 layers of drywall with gg inbetween.
Thanks Fuzzybear. The flooring is a engineered bamboo 3/4" snap together product, they had it on clearance at Menards in Elkhart for $2.89/sq.ft. which is a bargain for this type of flooring. It was easy to install and so far is working very well.
Anyhow, nice to see another northern IN Hoosier on the forum!
Sounds like you enjoy beer as well, bonus!
Here are a couple pictures of my home brewery, it's another hobby of mine that seems has been crowded out lately by the HT bug!
Thanks RT, homebrew is a lot of fun, I would highly recommend you take up the hobby, anyways that's got it's own forum to write in, I'll stick to the audio/video here.
markek, the underlayment I used was from Menards, it's a thin blue foam with a poly liner on one side. This was recommended for install over concrete, since it acts as a moisture barrier as well as a sound absorber. The sales guy specifically said not to use any felt or natural fiber based underlayment as it will absorb moisture and begin to mold/mildew.
Here are a couple pictures:
It is difficult to think of any and all wires, cables, water lines, natural gas lines, drains, etc.. that need to be run in the ceiling. I want to make sure I have EVERYTHING that I will possible need before I insulate and drywall the ceiling.
I plan on stapling landscape fabic to cover the enitre ceilling and filling all the joist cavities with blown in cellulose. Then cover with double drywall and green glue. This is what I did in the guest bedroom and it worked very well. I just need to make doubley shure I have everything ran before closing it up!
OK are there any plumbers out there?
I have to tie into my main drain trunk running down the center of my basement.
I will be using an undersink mounted drain pump for my wet bar, it required 1-1/4" drain line with no vent required. So I want to put a Y into the end of the main drain line, I have access to the very end of it and plan on solvent welding in a Y here:
Can anyone comment on this and let me know if this will work ok please??
This line is a 3 or 4" running the length of the house and exits out the end of the basement into the septic tank. This is the opposite end and reduces down to 1-1/2" pipe, the elbow pointing up is going to the clothes washer drain.
Also, I got the natural gas, electric and low voltage ran to the fireplace location. I started framing the hearth and fireplace corner wall, but realized I have to drywall behind before finishing the framing. Hope to finish this tomorrow.
Well I've made some progress since Jan.. I've decided against the full bar and will leave this space as a sitting area. Got a great deal on a demo unit direct vent fireplace (gotta love craigslist!). All electrical is fully complete, hope to start blowing insulation in all the floor joist bays soon, then hanging sheetrock on the ceiling. Once that's done, I'm hoping the rest will go a little faster.
Lots of pictures to come!
After the fireplace guy is done - vent installed (I wasn't up for attempting this myself, I'm sure I could have done it but I'll sleep better at night knowing it's done properly - some things are better left to the pros):
The fireplace guys were back and finished the install, it's fully functional now - the new fireplace is great.
Just picked up 60 sq. ft. of veneer ledgestone and supplies to get started on the finishing of the fireplace.
Also, picked up oak lumber to build a custom mantel for above the fireplace.
Off to get some more done!........
Scratch coat is complete. Lesson learned, it's better to be too wet of a mix rather than too dry. I started off too dry and had major difficulties, as soon as I made it about like yogurt, it started working much better.
Anyhow, I got it done finally, I have a new appreciation for stone masons!
I'm watching with great interest. I have tackled many things during my build, but masonry is not one that I have had the bravery to do. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. Take lots of pics during the process.
Finally got to start installing stone work on the fireplace, almost 1/2 way done. Very time consuming, I was trying to go for the stacked stone look without grout lines, but it's not that easy to make them fit exactly together, so I will probably end up with some grout lines.
I'm out of grout, need to get another bag tomorrow, so for the rest of today I'm going to try and get landscape fabric stapled to the bottom of the floor joists in prep. for blowing insulation into the joist bays, then drywall. Can't wait to see the ceilings drywalled so I can start on the soffits in the HT and the stage! Should be soon, pictures to come.