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My first projector and I am very pleased with the image quality this thing pumps out!! It's 1 am, and I just got it rough installed....still have a lot of tweaking to do to mount/picture settings but out of the box I'm impressed!

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Looks good. Did you go with a Sony 50es?

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Love the tile choices! You have done a great job so far!

MY THEATER......The Thompson Theater 11.9 channels

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Thanks guys!

Donedeal - Yes I went with the 50es...was going to wait for the 55, but there is little to no difference in PQ, and that's all that i really cared about. Plus I needed to get the projector up to make sure the image cleared my sofit that I was building infront of it...

Got some progress on fireplace

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Looks awesome!

Can I ask you a question regarding your wine fridge and mini fridge under your counter? Are those meant for under the counter? I just purchased a wine fridge but neglected to look closely at it and turns out it's to be built in. I may just still use it stand alone. Just curious as to what you have there.
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Yes, they are made for undercounter....they are much more expensive when compared to ones made to stand alone. You have to be very careful using a stand alone as undercounter due to the fact they will need airflow in the back, compared to front
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what brand of fireplace is that?
is it vented?
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Its a "BioFlame" fireplace.....its ventless, powerless, 100% self sufficient fireplace. It burns an ethanol fuel that emits no smoke, and no smell (although I can smell when its on, doesnt smell bad tho).
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Got the screen enclosed in

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Nice build. Careful with that ventless fireplace. I'd get a CO monitor in the room. They burn mostly clean, but not 100%, and if anything is off (poor quality fuel for example) you could get a lot more than you expect from it.
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Nice build!! I'm in the middle of finishing my basement, buy only about 400sq ft.

Do you mind sharing a estimate of how much $$ you have invested since your first post?

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lespurgeon - I do have a CO detector right next to it, and its one of the ones that actually displays the current level, and you can recall the highest level that it has read , which remains to be 0

TJames03 - Its going to end up around 40k - that includes 10k worth of electronics. I did a lot of the work myself, so that helped to keep cost down.
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This is looking GREAT! I love the fireplace, the cabinets, and all the tile. It would look perfect in my house, unfortunately our layout won't allow for a big room like this. I'm hoping to finish up my theater remodel over the weekend, trying to make the room blend a little better with the modern feel of the rest of my house.

Great job on yours.

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Havnt had a lot of free time - it was midterms for me at school, so was busy studying. Now its getting cold in my area, so I got to get the house prepped for winter this weekend.

Anyways, I am trying to finalize paint colors. I have very light tan/almost white furniture, and plan to get a white area rug and some sort of light wood/steel table for the sitting area, so I want to go dark on the walls (plus this will help with projector :-) )

The only thing I cant decide on is ceiling color - surprisingly my wife is open to the idea of painting the ceiling another color than white, so I'm thinking of some sort of med-dark gray on the wall, dark gray as an accent wall behind TV/Screen and then a shade or two ligher than walls for the ceiling....I cant seem to find any pics of this done though....

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What about black wall behind screen and ceiling with gray on the rest of the walls?

This is my living room so I did not paint the ceiling but you get the idea.

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Thanks for the ideas all!

I got the fireplace all finished up, same with the soffit to hide my screen.

Next is a lot of detail work and prepping for paint!


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Looks great. This is very similar to what I might do with my basement, given enough time and motivation.

I really like the contemporary look and how the current primed white emphasizes this, which is why I might shy away from using a lot of non-neutral color. Maybe that blue in the middle is a bit too much, for example. I would tend towards fairly neutral or slightly warm grays, myself.
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I agree....I am going to go with some shades of grey throughout the basement. I plan to start the paint next week, and the "accent wall" behind the screen will not be one of those three samples that are currently there.....most like 2 or 3 shades darker of whatever grey I pick for the rest of the walls, to keep everything neutral.

I most likely will go a little darker on the walls due to the fact our furniture is very light in color, and we are getting a white accent rug for the fireplace seating area, and the theater seating area.

My wife doesnt know it yet, but after I get the basement painted, and we can start "using it"....I will be adding a little riser behind the recliners for an additional 2-3 seating area for more recliners....
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What's the make & model on that fireplace. I really like that...

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Wow! Set up looks amazing! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Great looking basement! Nice progress from March till now!
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Got the pole wrapped in the bar, and test fitted 1 of the pendant lights, which turned out great against my initial feeling towards them....(wifes pick)

As you can see from the below pic, my wife and i are not seeing eye to eye on what color to paint the walls...even after all these samples, we are still getting 4 more tomorrow. We have agreed to make sunday the deadline for picking a paint color.

Thoughts? I like the top left, maybe a shade or 2 more "gray" and it would be perfect for me....I like the bottom right for the accent wall behind the TV/Screen

Also below, is a sample of the tile that will be mounted behind the fireplace. The fireplace "kick out" will be painted the same color as the wall.






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Wow beautiful work so far, Daaaaan. Where will your AV equipment be stored?

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I dont have a ton of "A/V" equipment. I have a basic Bose Lifestyle v35 system that will be used for my audio. I then will have a PS4 (when it comes out)/ DirectTV genie/Wii in a low profile entertainment center that will sit below the TV/Screen.


Here is some progress on the paint.....



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Then it is about time to get some AV equipment to go with that room!
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Great job on the basement. That space looks so much bigger than 850 sq. ft.Enjoy.

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Got some more painted. The main color is Bear "Porpoise" and accent wall is Benny Moore "Steel Wool"

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Cant decide what color to pain the pole wraps - white, porpoise or steel wool?
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The darkest colour near the screen wall. I like the bar one natural.
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