Hi everyone it's my turn
Well after almost nine years of waiting/sharing the living room I have my own space ! Me and my wife were going to do an attic build out but the budget skyrocketed and we had to reconsider.
The main reason for the addition was to add space for a dedicated home theater. We decided to convert our 16'6" x 13'3" den. I got the green light for color choice,furniture and some new equipment .
My goal is to have the room completed and ready for install of my new JVC RS-1 1080P D-ila projector. I will keep my 119" Dalite Cosmopolitin electric High Power 16x9 screen. For anyone wanting to see my present setup look at my photos here on AVS under my name.
I planned two rows of seating the rear on a 13" riser and the front our existing couch. As my wife likes to stretch out on her side. I bought 4 leather/vinyl berkline 45004's with electric recline and mini butt kickers installed.
I have planned 5 zones of lighting and am waiting for my Lutron Grafik Eye GRX-3506-T in black giving me 1 zone left over. I have a closet in the room that is being converted to the equipment closet. This initially housed a fifty gallon electric hot water heater. I removed that and installed a tank less water heater giving me plenty of room.This involved installing a small sub panel with 2 60a 220v circuits. So I also installed 2 20a dedicated circuits for audio/video . And reused the former 220v 30a circuit to 110v 20a for the lighting.
The house was built in 1985 and has a small closet type wet bar. This I demoed out and built a snack bar with a brand new 8oz Contempo Popcorn Popper .Along with candy rack and plenty of counter space.
After I receive word that the JVC RS-1 is shipping I will start to move all of our present HT equipment from the living room to the new HT.
I was trying to wait until I completed the theater to post all of this but there has been some interest so here is another build thread. Here are a few of the progress pictures. *** Added before picture of the den 2-26-07***
Riser build up. I used the riser calculator
on the forum
Acoustic "popcorn ceiling" sprayed black with a high pressure sprayer. I also painted all trim,chair rail,registers ,doors and light rings etc flat black enamel latex.
1.Four paintable ceramic sconces
2.Crown molding / rope lighting.
3. LED step lighting in the riser steps
4. Two 4" recessed IC spot lights " task /eating" during movie .These are strategically placed as to not effect screen wall at full power.
5. Kept four 80's era recessed square lights for general house lighting.
Our old wet bar to new snack bar