Kids Media Center Update….
Ahh, I was finally able to get the lower cabinets installed and put the near 150+lb counter top in place. I’m happy with the results. In person, the room color is a darker orange (almost burnt orange) than what shows in the pics. You’ll need to talk to my wife about that color. She saw it in a few magazines and knew that was the color for the room. The idea was to make this a fun "tween-er" room for my girls -- whatever that means
I do plan to put a backing in the knee space -- but wanted to wait until I knew the exact width. That backing will also allow me to raise and center the outlets to get them out of view. I hid a few outlets in the back of the drawer units to plug in the lamps my wife plans to put on the counter top. I also will be building some pencil drawers for the knee space as well. Drawer and cabinet door hardware is still TBD
but will probably be a brushed stainless steel something. And let's not forget the upper cabinets still have to be built
Oh -- and installed a 6.1 surround system (all ceiling speakers) along with a 92" motorized screen (which will be hidden from view behind crown molding). I also plan to build a custom sub woofer. Yes, I'm building a ported 6 cu.ft. sub woofer with a 12" woof that will be disguised as side lamp table (Thank you WAF!). That one should be a fun build.
I was able to get my hands on a used 3000 lumen Sharp 4:3 projector for a heck of a deal (free). This thing is mega-bright. I put it in 16:9 mode and it works perfectly. I have a little light spill above and below (because of the 4:3 to 16:9 conversion) but overall very happy with the results. You can still see the image with all the lights on and windows uncovered. At night, there is NO need for a light as it lights up then entire room. This is truly a light canon. I plan to paint the projector mount white to help it bend in better with the ceiling (wife's request).
I still have a bunch to do on the punch list but it looks like the lower cabinets will be complete by T-Day. Now we can watch the Cowboys play and the kids can watch a movie in their own Media Room
Happy that I can check a few items off the Media Center list!