Hey guys. Long time no post (as usual).
I'm making progress (slowly) on finishing my basement. I have the bedroom electrical finished, hvac run, and sheetrock hung. The bathroom is wired and sheetocked, plus tile backerboard, rough-in plumbing done, exhaust and hvac, and tub set. I have the hvac ductwork and indoor/outdoor systems in place (2.5 ton heat pump), and should be starting it up this week (if I can finally get my uncle to help me braze the connections and get it started up). I have the kitchen lighting done, and am running the outlets now.
We have decided that I should move my office from the main floor of the home to the basement where the gym was going to be. My current office will become a toy room / baby jail for the twins (we have nowhere to "contain" them on the main floor at the moment, and it is NOT working).
Anyway, I am still trying to decide what to do about the media/HT/game room. I'm looking at (yet another) compromise where I use a dropdown screen in front of the window, and either leave the opening at the bottom of the stairs open (and just use heavy curtains when viewing), or put a large door/doors that would allow free flow between the rooms.
So, I edited my layout shown above to reflect this.I don't like it as much, but it seems to be the best compromise and use of our space.
Assuming I had to go with this layout, I have some questions:
- Would it help if I moved the door to the workshop closer to the center of the wall, so that I can mount side-surrounds at the same level on both sides? Or, I could just go above the door and keep everything high (the opening at the bottom of the stairs is probably going to push the side surrounds too far forward in the room, but oh well))
- If we didn't have a door to the room, and just used heavy curtains, would it even be worth the trouble to use clips/channel/DD/etc. everywhere else? I'm thinking of doing it 'just in case' I am able to make this room into a proper HT one day...
Any comment / advice / ridicule?