A view of one of the columns lit up. All lighting is controlled by my Pronto TSU-9400.
A view of the other column up close.
Looking into the theater from the kids' playroom. My fiance made this room her project. She picked all the wall colors, the carpet, and wallpaper border. I had my doubts about the carpet but everything works wonderfully together. She wanted to go for a lounge feel and I think she nailed it.
A view looking up the stairs.
Looking down the stairs...the red lights really help with the "lounge" feel.
Alex and Anthony's 37" flat panel TV, all for themselves. With a Playstation 2, Wii, DVD player, and VCR hooked up (yes, the wires are a mess I need to clean up). Wish I'd had toys like that when I was nine years old!!!
And the rear wall of the kids' room. Kelly is going to be painting a silhouette of a guitar player on the wall, since Alex is such a Guitar Hero maniac. If you note on the far right the red paint stops before it reaches the floor. Kel will be painting the wall back from there down to the molding to simulate a stage.
A few other things:
To help with sound isolation, we used Green Glue and double drywall on all walls except the exterior side, which is below ground to the yard. The framed walls were also decoupled from the poured concrete, though we did not use RISC clips for the ceiling. There is extra insulation above the tiles which helps with absorption, but it's not perfect.
I don't listen at reference levels, but I can crank it pretty loud and all but the lowest rumbles are very well contained, and the rumbles that do leak out aren't enough to bother someone upstairs. I've checked it with my neighbors and the only time they've heard anything is when we were testing the sound leakage and had it cranked higher than I would ever listen to it, and even then they said it wasn't bothersome, just a faint rumble they could hear. So that's pretty much what I wanted to accomplish. I know I could have done a lot more, but it wasn't really cost effective given my situation.
That's it for now. Enjoy!