NEW MILESTONE HIT:
All lighting brackets have been moved/wired, and one ceiling fan bracket installed in the "game area" of the basement. Additional cans were installed to illuminate the area, and the theater had some cans moved and created to create symmetry in the room.
A week ago before starting the remodel (basement used to be all gray carpet), several unfinished sections for storage got knocked down:
Back wall knocked down, framing in place:
Old screen area (140" 1.78):
Old screen wall demolished:
31 boxes of laminate:
About 1/3rd of the laminate is laid down, but the floor is pretty cold. Trying to add secondary heat with in wall heaters (with blower), but I may end up ripping the laminate back out and doing underfloor heating if I find something affordable?
Problem is, the mats I find at home depot/online are still $10 a square foot. I have roughly 600 square feet to work with here. $5000-6000 is too much for heating!
I am thinking of putting a fireplace down here too, with a ceiling fan to help circulate, but I'm not sure if the floor will be warm regardless.
I'll try to concentrate more on the theater pictures soon (carpeted area). Power to projector has been run, and we're throwing conduits around for video/audio cables soon. The equipment rack will be in the storage area of the basement directly behind the wall screen. We're building an enclosure box around the projector and anamorphic lens so it will be fairly hidden from the room.