Some minor progress to report.
I have wrapped the columns in between the workout area and pool room as well as the one between the Grafik Eye and closet.
Full column before:
Partial column before:
I still have to trim out the top of the columns for a finished look but they are in place and look great. Also have to paint the caulk line and the floor trim will be installed once the floors are done.
I also picked up a light for my media closet which is well suited for the space. I pretty much leave it stationary but I can swivel it in several directions and provides ample lighting for the space.
This past weekend we were trying to figure out what we want to do for a kitchenette/counter/concession bar area. The Mrs. wants to simply do cabinets in the recessed area and then a counter top which extends along the left wall about 4-5' which we would use as seating area with stools. Then we would have space to put a small 2 seat cafe style type table in the open area in between pool table and counter area. Somewhat like I had originally sketched on this pic, except I show wall cabinets extending to the right from this perspective which wouldn't be the case. The wall cabinets would only be above the recessed cabinets in either case.Edit: Pic moved below to put side by side and same direction
What I want to do is cabinets and counter top in the recessed area with a 30 inch aisle and then have 2 more cabinets with half wall bar top type set up with stools in front of that. Something like what I had sketched in this next pic.
Her argument is that with the open area and table it provides for more seating and that when we host we really wouldn't be cooking or preparing meals downstairs.
My argument was that this space would be used to prepare drinks, snacks, sandwiches and light meals. All the extra cabinet space could also be used as storage which we need.
Anyhow what do you guys think. Again I'm for the second design but I need some more ammo as she is pretty set on having it done the first way.
Also while we were out we looked at some floor samples. The plan is whatever design we go with as far as setup, is to go with a dark finish for the cabinets so we are going with a lighter finish on the floor. These are the 2 options we came up with so far.
What do you all think?