Originally Posted by GoCaboNow
The thing I love about theater rooms is how different they are. We are all trying to do the same thing but there are so many different ways, and levels, to skin the cat here. How various pros would do your room could be different from what I did to mine. I had an exceptionally small budget in mind when I started and kept a spreadsheet when researching the room to track all the items I would need. My target ended up at $3k for all the basic components of the room plus the riser and stage. At completion I ended up $1500 over mostly due to carpet, fabric and oc703. It is all so individual I am not sure how much this will really help you? Just on the carpet you could save $1000+ if you go basic carpet and no special install for riser and stage. So $500ish for the carpet install and you are a grand + under my set up. Or you could spend thousands more - just on the carpet. Every component of the build has a low end and a high end and what you do along the way creates infinite chances to differentiate from another build or budget.
I would establish your budget and needs on a spreadsheet and see exactly what your pros will do for you. Take as many quotes as you can. We use the room alot to entertain or just for the family and myself - has been a great addition and resource to the household. Really has been worth all the work and time we put into it. Good luck!
holy mackeral! are you kidding?
i was expecting you to say something like 20-$25,000!
so to clarify, , that obvoiusly doesnt include the seating does it. (i meant for that to be included when i said just the "room")
and... are you saying $4500, from the pic where the room was just framework ,to the finished room?
thats hard to believe.
it just doesnt look like you went cheap. the lighting on the ceiling looks great. well, everything looks great.
i was honestly budgeting for around $30,000.
and was wondering if that would even be enough. now i "know" it can definatly be done for that. i wasnt HOPING to spend 30,000, thats just what i was expecting.
obviously, ill be adding/factoring the cost of the someone else designing, building and labour, etc, but i mean, even if i figure $10,000 for design, and building, double what you spent and add those 2 together, im still $10,000 under what i was expecting to lay out!!
this is great.
thanks for the informative answer, it helps me alot.