Well, things have been busy around here. It's amazing how much quicker things go when someone else is doing the work!
It took 2 days to run most of the HVAC-
This is where they placed the return for the theater.
I think that it will stick out too much, so I asked them if they could move it to the soffit. I can't understand why they said it wouldn't fit here!
The plumbers plumbed out for the bar and the bathroom in less than a day.
The electricians stopped bye for a couple of hours. They didn't think too much of my theater wiring.
The framers came in today. Here's the before picture.
Here's the after.
This is looking into the bar area, with the bathroom behind it. We are going to encase the arch and columns in stone. I think that it will turn out pretty cool. Here's a sketch of what the bar should look like. I'll be interested in how close I get to how it actually ends up looking.
This is the beverage center and wine cooler we plan on putting in.
They framed in for a gas fireplace, which will also have a stone surround.
Here's the riser that they built. They did not nail the top so that I can run the wiring and add insulation before putting on the top. I plan to also cut out areas around the sides and back to use it as a broadband bass trap.
All of this framing (plus framing in two other ceilings, a closet, and a couple of walls)was done in about half a day.
We'll talk with the electrician on Friday to tell him where we want cans, sconces, light switches, etc. I'm wondering what he'll say when I show him the Crestron CLS-C6's (similar to a Graphik Eye).
Next week will be electric, finishing up the plumbing and HVAC, inspections, and putting in the insulation.