The Seattle Craftsman Basement Home Theater Thread - Page 4 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #91 of 92 Old 06-08-2014, 03:19 PM - Thread Starter
avrignaud's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Just wanted to update this thread since things appear to be primed to start moving. Here's where we are.

Home theater area in the basement has been mostly cleared of stuff, and I'll be taking a new set of pictures to show the empty space that we will be excavating, refinishing, and building in. I have a contractor lined up to excavate, and since I'm doing all the work to get some ceiling height, it made sense to go ahead and do some additional under slab plumbing and add a 3/4 bath under the stairs. Now have a basic plan from Dennis that shows the home theater, kitchenette, as well as that bath, and am getting the drawings from the structural engineer so I can get the permit and start digging.

Law of unintended consequences says there are always unexpected expenses, and that's held true so far. Beyond the need to move some plumbing (to get it out of the way of the viewing pit), and the opportunity to put in the 3/4 bath, it turns out it's cheaper for me to actually retain the excavated soil on site versus trucking it away. And if I'm going to do that right, I need to build out some retaining walls and terraces in my hilly/downslope backyard to hold it all. The bonus is that I get a nicely redone backyard with planters, but that's another 10k or so that I wasn't expecting.

Here's the current plan. For some reason, I can't upload a PDF to AVS, so you'll have to live with the jpg.

Will post pre-excavation shots in the coming week, and then document as we start going through the process. Finally moving ahead!
avrignaud is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #92 of 92 Old 06-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Advanced Member
aymanme's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
... a single data point. I can confirm my 1902 Seattle sewer line does make a steep drop to the street but mine happens about 3m in front of the house. Oh and I'm following along.
aymanme is offline  
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off