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I wish I had pictures of the basement before starting on this project a year and a half ago. It was basically a wide open space, with a support wall down the middle. This basement was finished to provide space for the entire family to relax and have fun.

Pic from the base of the steps:
http://picasaweb.google.com/authentic1/Basement?pli=1&gsessionid=M2D3aSn6EEWcvX2qMOvafg#5286906614972026082[/IMG ]

Entering into the finished side of the basement:


[URL='http://picasaweb.google.com/authentic1/Basement?pli=1&gsessionid=M2D3aSn6EEWcvX2qMOvafg#5286906906281671570']http://picasaweb.google.com/authenti...06906281671570


Obviously, we need to put on some finishing touches. The room is approximately 24x11:
http://picasaweb.google.com/authenti...06906281671570

The entertainment area:

Vizio 42GV-LF

Onkyo TX-S605

Sony BDP-S350

XBox 360

Wii

Harmony 880

Motorola HD Cable box

Monoprice HDMI switch

Polk RM6750

You have to know that before this, the best I had was a 4:3 Sony HDTV w/no surround, so this is a big upgrade.
http://picasaweb.google.com/authenti...07046232738194

Recessed equipment area:
http://picasaweb.google.com/authenti...07046232738194

Extra seating for the ladies on game day, and serving area: http://picasaweb.google.com/authentic1/Basement? http://picasaweb.google.com/authenti...07084332418610

Here's the real messy pic. We're still trying to decide on a countertop. Also, what to put in that area, possibly a popcorn popper. Right now, it's holing all the other junk that doesn't have a home yet.
http://picasaweb.google.com/authenti...07127134377138

This basement was finished so that we would have a nice place to hang out as a family, and so far I'm really happy with it. We still have some finishing touches to put on, such as some trim for the bottom of the equipment area. On the end with the door, we have 10x11 office, and on the other end, we have a 14x 11 playroom for the girls. It is kind of tough to plan a blank space that is 56ishx11, but I'm really happy with it. Once we get the basics finished, I plan on adding another nicer sub, and hopefully a larger panel. The problem is, the whole house is a project, so I need to do a bunch of work upstairs before I can add much to this. What do you guys think, and are there any other fun little things I could add in the cabinet area that the family might enjoy? I hope the pics from picasa worked
 

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looks good! Nice work
 

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Looks very nice and comfy. A perfect place to hang out and play Wii and watch the game. How do you like the Vizio? I just bought the 32" plasma and am really thrilled with it.


If you are looking for counter top options the size of your counter granite would not be too expensive for that size or there is a product called HD laminate that replicates the look of granite for a fraction of the cost. Menards and the other big box stores are now carrying it and I really like the look. My wife and I used this for our kitchen and we are very happy with it.


Nice space, thanks for sharing.


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RTROSE
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. I really do like the Vizio. It was a great first step into flat panel TVs, and will work well upstairs when I'm ready to jump up in size downstairs.


On the countertop, granite is the reason its not in yet. We were just going to tile it, but discovered that in that size, by the time we did everything necessary for tiling granite would be basically the same price. Now we need to decide on the type of granite, or maybe a manufactured solid countertop.


I'm really having a lot of fun with all of this, and you guys here have been a great help and inspiration, even though mine doesn't come close to what most of you guys have. It makes it fun to dream.
 
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