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Question Priorities- What to have built, that can't or shouldn't be done later

So my wife and I are actually going through contracts this week, for having our house built. My wife's totally sold on having a dedicated theater space, but other expenses have eaten into what was the theater budget. That's cool though, because that means I get to build it . I even bought some tools, and I got the Home Theater Book which has some great info. What I'm trying to figure out is, what things would best be done by the builder at the time of construction, like things I can't do after it's built? This way I can save money, but also set myself up for the best possible build situations. Also things to avoid as well.

Some things I've been thinking about are -
  • Suspension Brackets (for the walls)
  • Moving any HVAC stuff onto where the other side of a wall might be
  • I will be having them take it from a 9' to a 10' ceiling.
  • framing out an equipment room in the back

One last thought - If I don't have them do the double wall framing, could I do it later?
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If you use IB3 isolation clips for the walls you may not need clips and channel or a double wall construction. But I'm shooting in the dark without seeing a floor plan and how this room fits relative to the rest of the house.
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If you use IB3 isolation clips for the walls you may not need clips and channel or a double wall construction. But I'm shooting in the dark without seeing a floor plan and how this room fits relative to the rest of the house.
Well, we'll be finishing up a final floor plan very soon. As soon as I've got it, I'll post.
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