Thanks to some outstanding help from my brother, things have started to move quickly since the drywall went up on the family room side. Finished sanding last week and painting went through this past weekend, which got me to the point of being ready to install the base cabinets for the back of the theater side. Those went in on Sunday thanks to my Dad, which got me ready for carpet that was installed yesterday and today. Also put in the can light trim tonight. I am very happy with how it is coming together overall, but have a number of issues to resolve in the finish work:
1. Several spots I need to touch up on the walls
2. Need to straighten out some of the electrical outlets that are crooked
3. The cabinets had drawers and doors with dings on them, KitchenCraft customer service was great and are shipping me out replacements ASAP
4. The EdgeStar under counter fridge I bought seems to cycle on & off ALOT. Not sure if it's burning in, but will give it 24 hrs of run time before getting too worried.
5. Drywall dust is everywhere and needs constantly cleaned up. It doesn't like the black cabinets and ceiling tiles at all.
Next major steps:
1. Move theater seats back in and re-install projector and screen
2. Paint speaker stands for front/center speakers
3. Finalize color of GOM for walls. Considering Anchorage greys, but can't quite make up my mind.
4. Family room furniture arrives next Wednesday - couch, chair and table. Praying the wife likes the colors she special ordered including the RED couch (crossing my fingers).
5. Build prototype acoustic panel to cover theater side walls
6. Pick out granite slab for counter top which will be installed in 3-4 weeks.
Overall, I should be operational again for the Ohio State/Michigan State game this weekend, with nice plush carpet under my feet now and the hardest part of the build behind me
Family room side carpeting and finished walls
Riser carpeting being enjoyed by the boys. The paneling in the background will all be covered by acoustic panels.
View looking from front of theater side to back showing riser, cabinets and beverage fridge. Again, unfinished drywall will be covered by acoustic panels. I took the drywall on around behind the cabinets to future proof due to the granite counter top. If I ever want to complete the drywall job, I can go on around the room but didn't want to have to worry about retrofitting behind the cabinets/granite if that ever happens.