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Who can help me layout my basement?

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My problem is as follows. I bought a house with a large basement, and I'd like to add a home theater (or even better a sound "proof" room that looks more like a mufti-purpose room also designed for two channel), a bathroom, and a workshop (and possibly storage). One problem with this basement is that it has equipment strewn everywhere. For instance, the AC units are on the complete opposite side of the basement from the air handler. The old tank is spread apart from the oil furnace, the water system is basically intermediate the AC units and the air handler. Also, there are wires for an intercom and an alarm system, so that (assuming I keep one or both of these), it'd be hard to cover some of the ceilings and not cover a box with a zillion wires in it.

Basically, I need help from someone who can envision the space. I can take exacting measurements and even enter the information into a 3D program (like Google Sketchup), but I'm having a hard time determining what should go where, what needs to be moved and where, etc. We also have to keep space for possible geothermal and that equipment and possible insulating of the entire basement.

I know people have used some designers such as Denise Erskine to help design their home theaters. Do these designers design an entire basement? Or do I need to contact someone locally for this?

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by ctviggen View Post

One problem with this basement is that it has equipment strewn everywhere.
If you have a checkbook, a lot of things can be moved. Often things get installed where the sub thought it was convenient unless your original Home Builder had a vision of how he wanted to finish the space and location was important.
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I agree...post a basement drawing so we can look at it.
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Those Erskine Group folks might do the basement design...if you ask them. Depends on all that needs to be done.
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