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Old 09-04-2021, 02:53 PM   #301
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Sorry to hear about your familyís losses and your Dad. Project is probably a good distraction at times. Room is coming along nicely!
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I have asked myself that question.

Answer: 1. satisfaction of doing the job I/you want done!

2. Knowing I can learn and build something better than what I was quoted ($30000) at the same time adding value to my home. Using the savings to buy furniture and equipment for this build. I am no where near $30K.

I have to walk away for while, sometimes days. Busy job, wife time, and caring for parents (we had 2 deaths in family during this build) and my dad is not well.
Exactly this. If I got my room done by a contractor with all the "specialties" I have like Green Glue, Putty pads, Sound clips, Acoustic panels, specially built ATMOS soundproof speaker boxes, etc, it would of cost me 50k - 60k apparently. It cost me a total of $17k and my time. That and the satisfaction of knowing how hard I worked and built A to Z myself.

My brother's pissed because he got a contractor and did none of what I did, and it cost him an arm and a leg to get done....and you still hear the sound upstairs. Told him I'd help him initially but he wanted to get it done. You never know what corners a contractor's going to cut.
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Have wanted one of these since I got into this hobby.

Arrived on August 28. Covered because I am still working. Got $3000 off price. Is motorized, electric headrest, electric lumbar, 11000 leather? Led cup holders, fold down tray with ac plug and 2 USB, magnetic phone charger and 2 USB on each arm rest. Deep storage in armrests, plus the bottom of each seat has blue led lights.
Nice! Can't wait to see them.
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Old 09-04-2021, 05:03 PM   #304
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Exactly this. If I got my room done by a contractor with all the "specialties" I have like Green Glue, Putty pads, Sound clips, Acoustic panels, specially built ATMOS soundproof speaker boxes, etc, it would of cost me 50k - 60k apparently. It cost me a total of $17k and my time. That and the satisfaction of knowing how hard I worked and built A to Z myself.

My brother's pissed because he got a contractor and did none of what I did, and it cost him an arm and a leg to get done....and you still hear the sound upstairs. Told him I'd help him initially but he wanted to get it done. You never know what corners a contractor's going to cut.
Absolutely, I am at $11K right now and I have “advanced” features as well….coffered ceiling, wallpaper wall, now stone feature.

There is a hell-ov-a lot of satisfaction in doing it yourself!

And for those seeing this, if you lack confidence a build goes a long way to building it up!

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Completed Novik Stone wall for fireplace and av rack. Novik stone is great because it uses a starter strip and can be cut easily with miter saw, circular saw or jigsaw. I held it in with 1 1/4 drywall screws into studs for each piece at least 1 screw.

This is directly adjacent to the MLP so remote signal won’t be compromised.

Holds up really well.

Used 2 1/2 inch casing to complete a total of 5 pieces.

Now up to $11.6K

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I cased out the rest of the stairs using 2 1/2 inch baseboards cut at 22.5 degrees. I wanted to keep a continuity so it looked like the baseboards flowed up or down the stairs continuously.
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Have wanted one of these since I got into this hobby.

Arrived on August 28. Covered because I am still working. Got $3000 off price. Is motorized, electric headrest, electric lumbar, 11000 leather? Led cup holders, fold down tray with ac plug and 2 USB, magnetic phone charger and 2 USB on each arm rest. Deep storage in armrests, plus the bottom of each seat has blue led lights.
I bought the valencia tuscany console edition.



I decided to put some covers on mine, and they are a pain to keep up with.
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I bought the valencia tuscany console edition.



I decided to put some covers on mine, and they are a pain to keep up with.
Nice! Let us know if they're comfy.
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Nice! Let us know if they're comfy.
Very!!!

I had mine since early July this year.

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Old 09-17-2021, 10:29 PM   #310
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I bought the valencia tuscany console edition.



I decided to put some covers on mine, and they are a pain to keep up with.
Wow, nice seating.

Where did you find the covers?

Nice theater to.
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Wow, nice seating.

Where did you find the covers?

Nice theater to. --Thank You!--
They are some plain ole Recliner Slipcovers I found on Amazon. Comfy as heck, but a pain to honest... lol

They are designed for a single recliner, where the arm rest on both sides would be covered. Since I have the console edition which doesn't have armrest on both sides of the person sitting, I need to tuck in the side without the armrest. I would trim it instead of tucking, but tucking it helps with keeping it in place.
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