Well, I have been doing some work on the design for the little touches of the basement such as cannister lighting, ceiling, wet bar and electrical placement.
Here are the results of my efforts:
This shows where the switch banks will be - where the Grafik Eyes will go
Right now, 1 switch for front 2 canisters closest to screen wall
1 for next four canisters back, 1 for standard canisters over wet bar(2) and the canister in front of closet to right of stairs. 1 for all 6 sconces on columns. 1 for front track 8 feet back from front wall up in left side of cieling recess. 1 for back track 21 feet back from front wall also on left side up in cieling recess. So far, that is 6 switches in media room
Here is a good shot showing the new ceiling dimensions and cannister lighting. There are 6 canisters in HT. Sconces will go on pilars. Notice the ceiling is now off set as to minimize symmetery.
Here are the cannisters I am going to use (4 inch):
Notice how the bulb is really far recessed into fixture for great focus.
I have been thinking about bass traps lately. My question is, if I filled my front pilars with sand would they have much function as bass traps?
I have been designing the wet bar lately as well. I think I want to do a 'Scotch bar' type design. I just need to make sure I keep on top of the clanking from all the glass.
Tentatively settled on 7 feet from side wall. Will come out about 5 feet from back wall. Side wall side to have the ice maker on it. Front side to have refrigerator on right end of front.
Here are some pictures:
Going to have a fan in equipment room under the stairs tied into a vent leading to outside the house. I want to keep the area air tight so that what the fan is on, air comes in throught the front of the rack. Anybody seen special fans for this application, rather than just using a bathroom fan? I was wondering if anyone made a fan with a digital output so my PC could show RPM, Temp, Thermostat setting and whatever else the fan contains.