Sorry RT. No construction pictures. I don't want to go in while the foam is curing. I did stop by yesterday, and aside from covering the windows and caulking, it doesn't look like they've done much. Hopefully they'll finish up with the insulation this week so that we can get moving.
I did take the day yesterday and go on a movie binge (4 movies in one day! Living the dream!). My wife and son were out of town, so I went to the movies and saw John Carter. It really reminded me of why I love this hobby. I'm really excited about getting this project going once the house is finished! While I was there, I did take the time to count ceiling tiles. I was sitting about 25 tiles back (short side of the tiles) and the screen was about 9 tiles across (long dimension). So assuming the tiles are 2x4, that put me at about 1.5 times the screen width back. I wish I could have sat closer, but the way the theater was laid out, it would have put me too far down the screen. So, investigation will continue. I think Hunger Games will likely be my next trip to the theater.
Now for renderings. You shamed me into it, RT. I tried a traditional coffered ceiling, and I like that it feels lighter, but it may be a little plain. Of course, once rope lights are added, that might change.
Next I tried playing with some colors. I changed the wood color to something darker as recommended, and I think I like the darker wood, but that didn't go with the original wall colors. So I toyed around with that a bit as well. Unfortunately, I'm hopeless at things like colors. I may very well hire the designer that's been working on our house to pick out colors. Here's a couple of attempts
And a little different
What do you guys think? I think I'd like to come up with a color scheme with blues in it to see if I like the cooler colors, but I don't know if it will go with the redder wood stains.
Edit: Here's another one with darker wood that has less red in it. Still trying for a blue color scheme that works.