I finally started, i ordered the wood and found proofing materials a couple weeks ago.
It will be a open concept theater similar to MR.Bigs, I would like to just have a dedicated room but my basement layout would just not allow for that or least not allow for it in way i would be happy with. So there will be added expence with sound proofing, the walls in the theater area will be two inches off the foundation wall and decoupled, the ceiling in the bar area and the theater area will be done as follows also will be doing two layers of 5/8 drywall and GG between each joist, this will hopeful eliminate foot fall noise from upstairs and all keep the sound of the booming theater from traveling upstairs.... hopefully
i did this drawing in Visio a while ago so some has changed with my plans
mainly the bar area has changed i will be a a doing L-Shaped bar the will also have the equipment rack next to it...more to come on that.
pics of the basement before the fun began
3 hours to carry all that wood from the drive way to the basement by myself was not fun
this will be the theater area
here will be the bar area don't mind the pug
here i still have a lot of framing to do, have to finish the game room and the bathroom
will keep the pics coming next weekend hoping to finish the game room and the bathroom framing, then sill start the electrical the main electrical panel is in the front part of the garage so i will be adding a subpanel for the basement much easier to run one main cable instead of several new cables all the way to the main panel, also need to move some plumbing pipes around in the bar area and the list is growing.... correction will be doing the drywall under the sub floors first then electrical...
we mainly have hardwood above the basement so the 2 extra layers of drywall should do the trick
when i spoke to Ted he suggested that since they are up against foundation walls and two inches off that they will be ok?.... they will also have two layers of the 5/8 with green glue
cut out part of the in the stair well to open up some, not exactly great for sound isolation but have to make some comprises for esthetics.
looking from the bar area to the bathroom and game room
the builder did not make finish the basement easy could not frame the back wall of the bathroom because i will have to move the shower drain and maybe the sink drain... so looking forward to cutting up the concrete.
the lumber pile is getting smaller and smaller
the bar area tomorrow will be relocating the water supply lines that the builder roughed in for the wet bar.
Another view of the bar from the game room
framed around the steal beam in the game room
ran the drain pipe for the sink still need to move over the water pipes
still need to frame ceiling in the bathroom and around duct work
will be ordering the first load of drywall this week to start applying the two layers of drywall between at the joist in the theater area and the bar area
dang didn't think about that oh well if that is the biggest mistake I make I will live , I guess since I saw that Mario framed his first before drywall I thought it would be ok also it made it easier to figure where to move the pipes...
i always asked myself why do the guys with the bigger budgets pay to have drywall put up, i always thought to myself damn they good do some more cool things if they did it all them selfs ...NOW i know why some outsource certain parts of there builds!!
thinking i am going to box in the HVAC runs there is no way i can lower them enough and to put drywall up against the subfloor.... so thinking i will box them in with mdf... any ideas??
Took a little break to day dream... this would be if i did a 110' screen to me it looks a little small? 115" will be perfect i think.... front row of seats will be 9 or 10 feet from the screen..
2.35:1 would be awesome since you've got good room width.
i looked up the size of a 110" 2:35 screen yesterday but i think they gave the wrong measurements because when i look at the pic i thought it looks like 16:9 format... but yes i will be going with either a 115 or 120 inch 2:35 screen.
NOVA home theater builders, meet and greet
From BritinVa, lets keep to this week, Thurs 10th @ 7pm at
Lost Rhino Brewery
21730 Red Rum Dr # 142, Ashburn, VA 20147
Will make sure next time will cater for CJ.
Pass on to any NoVA builders
how often do these meet and greets happen.... i work in maryland usually pretty late but will try to make it...
well i think i can make this one... hope you guys don't mind me picking your brains
on a side note i had a friend over this weekend and was all about pulling permits and i was totally fine without getting them because i am having electrician do the electrical and a hvac guy to the duct work so i feel that i am not going to burn my house down and i know there has been a lot of discussion here about pulling them... anyway just venting i am going away this weekend and will think about it more... to be honest i know i am not selling the house this the house i want to retire from i not ever going to rent my basement out so i dunno.... anyway hopefully in couple weeks i will have more pics to share with allot more progress
you are further along then me ..... once the electrical and hvac are done things should start moving faster i hope....
i think i will be finish all spaces but theater chairs may have to wait just like you i need to finish the whole basement...
and to do everything all electrical he wants 3650$ again seems very high to me
we are talking maybe 25 outlets and of course the can lights which is maybe 16 lights...
not happy at all thinking plan "B" is do most of it myself and pay to have subpanel installed and pay to have all the circuits connected to the new panel
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