Thanks for your input on the sigh....kitchenette. I am leaning towards #2 for a couple of reasons.
1. The design is more compact and intrudes less into the adjacent area where the future popcorn machine will hopefully be and the workout area.
2. The snack bar for a place for eats while downstairs.
I was thinking of an undercounter fridge like this one.
But at 431 bucks on sale I think this is a little pricey. It is the look I'm going for though.
I also purchased my sixth roll of 250ft of romex and with fingers crossed hoping this will be enough.
And to think my electrician originally suggested one roll should cover my job. To his credit he did not realize I was actually telling the truth regarding what I had planned on in the basement.
I have just a couple of things to finish up with the electrical and I should be all set for Saturday when my electrician shows up.
I am also talking with a plumbing contractor regarding the installation of the rough in for the sink supply lines and the sump for the waste water basin to the city sewer. I have already gotten one estimate for this and it was $850 for the new hot/cold supplies and the sump/pump and the sewer connect. I thought this estimate was on the high side so I am getting a couple of other quotes to see if we are in the ball park.
I have also contacted a couple of drywallers to come by and give some quotes but alas they have not had the time to stop by yet. I have absolutely no idea what a ball park figure is for the drywall so I hope I don't get "sticker shock". Last year I had my small 3 foot by 5 foot half bath re-drywalled and he charged me 150 bucks. I thought that was not too bad until I figured I bought the supplies and it ended up being about 45 bucks an hour for his labor. Did excellent work though and even went the extra mile to help keep the area clean (winning my wife over in the process) so I guess it was well worth it in the long run.
Once the electrical is done I get to move onto running the A/V cables and wires. Whooooo Hooooo!!! More drilling pulling, drilling pulling, drilling pulling drilling......well you get the idea.