Originally Posted by thrillcat
Good to see a theater seen as a positive in real estate. Typically they’re not.
As I hunt for jobs in a different state, I go back and forth on how much I should downplay the theater in my house, as it’s not even technically considered part of the house - it’s “bonus space”.
But I also eagerly await the chance build a new room, hoping to incorporate what I’ve learned building my current room.
Best of luck!
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In our case, the theater was a big part of the reason the buyers selected our 10 year old home over others. New homes (tear downs of small cape cods) that were on the market at the same time had builder grade theater rooms or none at all.
Originally Posted by sirjaymz
The Salt Mine has been an inspiration to several of us here on the forums, and truly some innovative ideas. Thanks for sharing the build, and we are looking forward to your next adventure.
I'd make sure the new buyer is well aware of this thread, and to the blood, sweat and tears you've put into the room of which they reside. I, personally, always find it fascinating of seeing the amount of efforts of others have done.
Take care, and watching for your next build.
You're quite welcome. Documenting the build was one way of giving back for all the knowledge shared by others in this forum.
I'm planning to walk through the theater with the buyers later this month. If they are interested in the construction, I will point them to the thread so they can see how it came together.
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
Good strategy on swapping out your more expensive gear, I have a closet full of stuff that was no longer needed when I upgraded, just in case I sell my house. I think you will discover the next theater construction project goes a lot quicker. You will spend less time researching and planning each step. I look forward to seeing what you do next.
I am counting on a lot less planning and rework in the next build.
My first inclination was to rebuild a slightly larger version of the Salt Mine, but I'm sure that I'll want to try a few new things. For example, I'd like a fiber optic star ceiling. I'll almost certainly reach out for some advice if you're still available.
Originally Posted by pkinneb
That's awesome! Congrats on the sale and I look forward to your future build. Yours is one of the builds I have gone through a few times as I work through mine.
Thanks. Glad the thread is still useful. Good luck on your build.
Originally Posted by NickTheGreat
Is this what they mean by that whole "Circle of Life" thing? One theater dies, another is born?
The Salt Mine is far from dead. If the buyer's excitement is any indication, the theater is on the verge of a rebirth... they will probably use it more frequently than I did.
On the other hand, there will be a "Circle of Life" in our new home. The builder's grade theater in our new house will soon die... and a new Salt Mine will be born in its place.