I guess it is time to provide some updates...not a crazy amount of work done since my last posts, but overall in a good position to enjoy my basement.
I'll likely hold off on the bar and bathroom for a little while, after finishing my MBA program in May, I really wanted to pay off my student loans as well as one of the theater 0% cards coming due. It was a little sad watching that go away.
First step was getting the theater door stained
The theater door is mahogany 1 3/4" thick
Next I started continued to finish painting the basement
Slowly building an equipment rack. Right now it houses (top to bottom)
Middle Atlantic UQFP-4DRA fan
Denon 3808ci receiver
Atos DLA6 (to control house speakers)
17" monitor for computer
Emotiva XPA5 gen2 amplifier (for theater)
Emotiva UPA200 amplifier (for house)
Panasonic Blu-Ray player
Fios cable box
I've also got side panels and a rear door, but I'm going to wait till I have more components in place .
Finally the theater, again a few items need to be completed