I am thinking of converting my garage into a home theatre room. I want to do as much of the work as I can myself to save on costs. The project will be done over 1-2 years. The current state of the garage is as follows:
House was built in 2008, it is an end unit townhouse, there is direct access to the garage from the house as well as a service entrance that leads to the backyard on the same wall as entrance to the house
2 of the 3 walls have been drywalled and vapour barriered by the builder
The common wall is unfinished and is cinder block
1 ceiling as also been drywalled and vapour barried
The drywall on the walls start about 8 inches off the ground
One combined light switch and electrical outlet near the front near the garage door
One electrical outlet near the back
My plan is to have a electrical screen so I could use the existing outlet to power that. I may have to relocate that out as I am going to leave about 3 feet of unfinished area between the garage door and the home theatre wall and outlet is currently located in what will be the unfinished portion.
I will need a celing outlet so I will need an additional outlet
I want to build the subfloor myself. My question is should I be ripping out the existing drywall and vapour barrier and build a proper frame and insulating it? The framing of the walls is something I will probably have a professional do.
Also, should I be getting the electrician and subcontractor for the walls in before I start building the subfloor to have a look? I do not think building the subfloor should impact any work that they would have to do. I ask only because I dont want to find out later that I should have called them first.
Thanks in advance.