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Well, not a lot to tell but I thought that I would update with what little news that I have. Our family just came back from Bali, which was a nice break away from it all. While away, we have been in discussions with another home company and it looks like this will be the home that we go for. Still nutting out some final details, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
To cut a long story short, our previous builder took the extremely mature approach of refusing to take phone calls and totally ignoring any attempts to contact via email. In hindsight, it was better to find out before the build. In any case, it worked out well as I know for a fact our build would have come in 50% over budget plus contingencies, so it was better to walk away now rather than mid build. Shame we wasted thousands of dollars and a year of our time to find ourselves back at this point once more.
Anyway, onto matters of home theater. The new home will have a garage measuring 6m x 6m (20 feet x 20 feet). I am currently waiting on options for an extension to the theater room to make it 8m x 6 m and 7m x 6m rather than being so square. However, it is a room above the garage and any changes we make to the theater must be replicated in the garage. My best estimate for the larger option will be an additional 15K for the larger garage and theater room.
Entry to the room will be from a side wall near the front screen wall. Once I get confirmed plans and dimensions I will post them and throw it open to the panel of experts. Unfortunately, will need to have two windows in the room, but once the house is completed, I will be making double drywall plugs and fabric lining the walls so the room will be absolutely light controlled.
Will keep everyone posted.