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Old 02-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hey, Finally bought a Brand new house with an unfinished basement and my girlfriend has given me the go ahead to develop it any way I want.

I used to joke all the time when I was in my early twenties living in a Mobile home about having a home theatre downstairs. Finally 4 moves later and a stable lifestyle its happening .

I've Been working at it for about two months on and off while I have time as I'm doing it all myself except for the flooring, because of the stairs, corners, and riser I'm going to have the carpet prof. installed.

I'm working from a Clean slate; large open area 25'x14', I've decided to make the most of the area for resale down the road also.

1. Ive Closed off the furnace room while leaving an area for a future bathroom that can be built easy, this way I'll have extra storage while saving a few bucks.

2. Separating the large room into a theater area (15' x14' and work out room 10'x14'.

3. Between the two rooms and into the hallway area dropping in a basic dry bar with a mini fridge.

Sold my old furniture and have 4 single theater power recliners from Costco.. Built a riser 5'x10' x 8". Decided on a Built in shelf to hold all my components and ran all the wiring, next to that trying to figure out some sort of storage for dvd/blu-ray/hd-dvds. I was big on the HDDVD bandwagon so between that and bluray's/dvd's I'm clocking in at 800-1000 disc. I just Ordered ceiling speakers to utilize 7.1 and a 106" screen for the projector. My equipment is outdated to a degree but will have to wait to be upgraded as I'm sinking my $ into getting the area done first.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Looks like a great space... Looking forward to updates.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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It looks like your doing your equiptment shelf the same way I did mine. If you haven't planned on it let make a suggestion. Make a slide out shelf for the receiver. I didn't at first and then realized what a pain it was to adjust connections that I couldn't access from the rear. Look forward to seeing the process. Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #6
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Looking GREAT so far Peter!! It looks like your doing your basement the same way I did mine...by yourself with a lot of hard work!! But I'll tell you what...when you're finished...you'll LOVE IT even more cause you did it yourself! Looking forward to the continued updates!! Again...great job so far!
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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That's a great idea, I wasn't sure yet if I was going with wood shelving or tempered glass. But being able to easily slide components out would be a great solution.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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Thanks, I had a couple friends come to hang the ceiling drywall with me but for the most part it's been a few hrs here and there when I have free time. I'm in the mudding and sanding phase now, Picking up things for the rooms any chance I get. Ordered some posters last night and was checking out stores on frames. Had lowes in a week ago to measure it and just heard back so I paid for my carpet install, now I'm on a time crunch to get the mudding, ceiling spackled and painting done.


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Looking GREAT so far Peter!! It looks like your doing your basement the same way I did mine...by yourself with a lot of hard work!! But I'll tell you what...when you're finished...you'll LOVE IT even more cause you did it yourself! Looking forward to the continued updates!! Again...great job so far!
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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After looking for months at different options I picked up 4 of these leather Power recliner chairs 2 for each row, they have arm rests that fold forward and backwards to reveal cup holders, Costco Canada had them for about 2 weeks in-stock. Cost was great @ 2 chairs for $699.00



Thinking about either these or a shelf to hold all the movies' $7.99 and hold 40 blu-rays roughly


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Old 02-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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Where did you see those Blu ray Racks?
Downstairs Home Theater - Pioneer 151FD Elite Plasma, Denon AVR 4308CI, Axiom M60 Fronts, (4) Axiom QS8's Sides & Rear Surrounds, Axiom VP160 Center, Axiom EP500 Sub, HSU VTF 3 MK 2Sub, Oppo BDP-83 Blu Ray, Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu/HD DVD, Tivo Premier XL 4 DVR

Upstairs Music/Home Theater - Toshiba 32" LCD, Denon AVR 4802R, Aperion Verus Grand Towers, Aperion Verus Grand Center, Sony BDP S1 Blu ray, Toshiba SD-4960 DVD Audio/SACD, Technics SL-D30 TT
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #11
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Those I saw yesterday at Ikea, they are only $7.99 (Can) $5.99 (US) not sure how that makes sense with the dollar at par.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70115521/

They list a capacity of 36 dvds which would be about 40-45 blurays? They seem like a good alternative cost wise since I need to store 1000 movies between dvd, bluray, and hd dvds.

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:00 AM   #12
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Great work so far!
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Finished all my taping and have a couple light coats of mud left to do, should be done tomorrow or Wednesday and ready to primer the whole thing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #15
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JEALOUS!!!!!!

Looks great!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #16
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Wasn't able to get much done in the last 2 days. Got my 100" screen and ceiling speakers via Amazon in the mail yesterday though so another motivator.....

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #17
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Thanks,

Honestly I can see why a lot of people never develop a basement... It's a ton of work and even doing it on my own it's been a money hose that keeps on flowing lol..... Once I'm done though I think this will make a big difference, I've been getting annoyed at the theaters with all the seat kickers and 3/4 times having some one yapping non stop, so once this is done I'll be cutting back my visits to blockbusters only.

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:21 AM   #18
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I can definitely relate to the basement being a money pit. My basement is no where the size of thespace you are looking at. But the best thing to me for the money spent is that you know it is done right. You get to be as creative as you can afford and when you crack that beer when everything is said and done you will have the satisfaction of knowing your hands did the work.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:22 AM   #19
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Just finished Priming the whole basement... Nothing like a good coat to showcase how someone sucks at mudding and taping lol.... Have about 10 things I need to smooth out and fix.
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This is amazing. Looks like this theater set up will be a dream come true. Keeps us up to date on how this is turning out please.
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