Originally Posted by DGF
Nice - really starting to come together!!
It's usually at about this point in the project that I start to second-guess all the decisions I made about wiring runs, equipment placement, sound-proofing, etc.......
Tell me about it.....I wired for 11.2, so I am set with that. But, I had planned to do rope lighting only on the sides of the media room tray ceiling, now I am thinking whether I should include the front as well, or may be all four sides. It's just that, my tray ceiling for the media room is only on the front and sides. The back just flows with the lowered ceiling in the bar. I didn't want the rope light in the front as I may leave that on for some movies and I didn't want the glare. Now, I am thinking it may look odd to have rope lighting on just the sides.
First I though I will paint the walls dark. That whole wall where the screen will go will have wood work. So, I am only dealing with the small wall to the right and the wall to the left and the ceiling. I really can't paint the ceiling as there is no place to stop it and I don't want dark ceiling in the bar as it is getting some dark cabinets. The wall on either side is not going to be a huge deal, given I am going for a muted media room look and not look like a dedicated theater. So, now i am not going too dark with the walls either.
I am even thinking of just hanging the PJ in that niche and not worry about covering it up. This way i don't have to worry about ventillation and it will still be out of the way tucked into the niche. With the 148" screen and the surrounding wood work covering that entire 20'6" wide wall staring at me, how much stealthiness do I really need for the PJ. I am going to wait for my carpenter and electricain to give me a quote and then decide. What do you think?
I have 6 can lights in the middle and 3 sconces light to the left and 1 sconces on the right. There will be two half thicknedd columns on either side of the screen. I was first wondering whether I should have half thickness columns where the sconces light will be. Then I thought I wanted a more muted look. I still think I want a muted look, but it's just going back and forth all the time.
May be once I get the cost for all of this, I might just scrap most of the wood work ideas, we'll see.
I am not sound proofing anything here. Decided not to, we'll see.