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Old 11-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #41
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Agreed, it looks awesome now compared to the starting point. Can't wait for the next photo updates.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #42
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Ok, so BIG updates
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Can't wait!!
I always find it pretty amazing to watch "professionals" do their work as they are so fast and efficient at it. Not sure why that amazes me, but it does

The space looks great, I'm excited to see it come together with paint and carpet. It really is the first basement I've seen without a drop ceiling or dry walled ceiling so it really has me curious.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:27 AM   #43
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If you have a dehumidifier, I'd suggest that you run it in between mud/tape visits.
Will do... fortunately the bank that owned the property was too lazy to come pick up their dehumidifier... so, it's mine now

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Wow coming along nicely. If you don't mind me asking how big is your space? Its HUGHE!!!!!!
The Basement is 1100 sq feet. The finished area is about 800 sq feet.

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Agreed, it looks awesome now compared to the starting point. Can't wait for the next photo updates.
Thanks! Hopefully within a week I'll have some updates.

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I always find it pretty amazing to watch "professionals" do their work as they are so fast and efficient at it. Not sure why that amazes me, but it does

The space looks great, I'm excited to see it come together with paint and carpet. It really is the first basement I've seen without a drop ceiling or dry walled ceiling so it really has me curious.
Yeah, I've been in some basements with the industrial painted ceiling look. It may not be the perfect acoustic setup, but this isn't a pro-audio room... It's a loud home theater/hangout area. I'm trying to keep it informal and relaxed.



Edit: Lol, not sure how that emoticon ended up on the end of my post. That is not what I clicked... now I think I'll keep it!
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #44
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I always find it pretty amazing to watch "professionals" do their work as they are so fast and efficient at it. Not sure why that amazes me, but it does
You're not alone. I've watched a few trades in my space, and I've been blown away at how fast they complete tasks, without cutting corners.

It simply amazes me...
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #45
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The drywall is done!!

It was finished and primed today while I was at work. I came home to some nice smooth walls ready to be painted.

First, here is the pile of crap I bought at Lowes last night. Lots of foam board for insulation from the utility area. Also some lumber to frame out the window in the HT. Oh, and 200 ft of trim (which I will install after the carpet is in.



Stairs looking into the office



Stairs looking into HT



Main wall in HT... wife got a little antsy and started painting right away.



HT looking towards utility area



HT looking towards office/stairs



Gonna get most of the paint up tonight/tomorrow and then just wait for the stupid carpet people to call me back.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:25 AM   #46
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Oh man, this is WAYYYYY quicker then my basement project.

You're really flying along my man!

Have the carpet people already measured the space? What type of carpet are you looking to install?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:40 AM   #47
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That's starting to look pretty awesome!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:42 AM   #48
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Oh man, this is WAYYYYY quicker then my basement project.

You're really flying along my man!

Have the carpet people already measured the space? What type of carpet are you looking to install?
I bought a mid length twist carpet. The pad is supposed to be moisture barrier. It's been so long since we bought it, I forget what it looks like... hopefully it matches the paint.

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That's starting to look pretty awesome!
Thanks, I'll be posting some before/after pics once the carpet is in.

Here are a few pictures after a long day of painting.

View from the office into the HT



HT area looking towards utility room



Ht looking towards office



My favorite! The main HT wall



Got my lutron dimmers installed, so here is the same pic with the lights lowered.



So far I like how the paint is turning out... I'm just tired of painting.

The end is in sight!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:07 AM   #49
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The painting looks 'excellent' . . . what are the colors you're using? I think my monitor isn't quite what it once was . . . (or perhaps its these old eyes) . . . so, i'm not seeing the colors clearly . . .

I think you may have a future as a painter . . . 👍

Cheers.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #50
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The HT wall is called "Falcon"... sort of a flat graphite color.

The other walls are called "Stratus" They are a pretty medium gray, but meant to contrast with the darker walls. In certain light it almost has a blue tint to it... so it's not just your eyes.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:32 AM   #51
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The HT wall is called "Falcon"... sort of a flat graphite color.

The other walls are called "Stratus" They are a pretty medium gray, but meant to contrast with the darker walls. In certain light it almost has a blue tint to it... so it's not just your eyes.
I think both colors will look excellent w/ the baseboards you have stored in your garage . . . will you frame in the window also?

Catch ya' Later, these 'old eyes' are past their bed time.

p.s., How'd ya' like that Avatar, striking resemblance don't ya' think . . . me being the handsome one on the left. .. . . .
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #52
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Very nice - how big is that room? It looks freakin' HUGE (!!)

You going with a 7.1 setup?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #53
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I think both colors will look excellent w/ the baseboards you have stored in your garage . . . will you frame in the window also?
I'm hoping it all looks good when the trim is in. I need to frame out that window and paint all the wood white... that will be a fun task.

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Very nice - how big is that room? It looks freakin' HUGE (!!)

You going with a 7.1 setup?
It's about 800 sq feet being finished. I think rather than 7.1, I will do 5.2 with front height channels. I'm also holding back on that until we get some more info on Amtos (for home use)

I've been reading that when it makes it's way into HT receivers, it will utilize 2-4 discreet overhead channels depending on your setup. The idea of overhead (vertical) channels sounds like it could really add a new dimension. I'm staying tuned, but for now it will just be 5.2.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #54
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Ok, but I was more curious about the actual dimensions of the room (18x26, 14x22, 20x32 )

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It's about 800 sq feet being finished. I think rather than 7.1, I will do 5.2 with front height channels. I'm also holding back on that until we get some more info on Amtos (for home use)

I've been reading that when it makes it's way into HT receivers, it will utilize 2-4 discreet overhead channels depending on your setup. The idea of overhead (vertical) channels sounds like it could really add a new dimension. I'm staying tuned, but for now it will just be 5.2.
Nice plan, hope it works out for you, as it sounds pretty cool. I love my 7.2 setup, room isn't big enough for anything else
[Show spoiler](barely big enough for 5.1 !! )
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:36 AM   #55
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Looks awesome! Can't wait to move so I can get a basement. Also am enivous of the flat walls, got stucko walls here and are a "B" to paint and get smooth lines.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:03 AM   #56
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Ok, but I was more curious about the actual dimensions of the room (18x26, 14x22, 20x32 )

Nice plan, hope it works out for you, as it sounds pretty cool. I love my 7.2 setup, room isn't big enough for anything else
[Show spoiler](barely big enough for 5.1 !! )
Doh! The HT area alone will be about 19x23 plus the little hallway to the utility area.

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Looks awesome! Can't wait to move so I can get a basement. Also am enivous of the flat walls, got stucko walls here and are a "B" to paint and get smooth lines.
Yeah, I had been green with envy for years watching others build their home theaters... just waiting for my turn. So far it's been a great experience (besides a crappy day of spray painting the ceiling.... that was the worst) I see too many people try to do too much, too fast. Or try something that should be subbed out (i.e. mudding) and it sucks all the joy out of the project.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:15 AM   #57
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Quick update:

I have 2 immediate challenges in front of me. One I have a fix for, the other will be more... involved (read "crappy")

Challenge 1: Each ceiling joist runs the length of the HT/Office. At the end of each joist is a space stuffed with ugly yellow insulation. I am glad it is insulated to keep my heat in, but the spray gun did nothing to mask how dumb they look.



Solution: I bought several packs of foam board which I have cut to size and my wonderful wife has graciously painted flat black



Here are the puzzle pieces I had to custom cut for each joist bay. Waiting for the paint to dry before putting them up.





Challenge 2: The window is not finished or even framed out. I cannot trim it out without framing out the structure around it.



Solution: ???????????????

I'm really not sure what to do as the dimensions that need filled out around the window vary by several inches. I have bought several 1x10s and 2x10s. I now need to borrow a table saw to rip them to the right width and tack them in place. Once done, I will paint the whole mess white and cover it with curtains. It may not be pretty, but I gotta hunker down and do it this week.

Also... MY CARPET IS BEING INSTALLED ON TUESDAY!!!

I'll finally be able to start mounting and setting up electronics!!
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Daaaaammmmmnnnn !!!! --- That's one Big-A$$ Room for your HT buddy. Awesome!! :jealous:

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Doh! The HT area alone will be about 19x23 plus the little hallway to the utility area.

[Show spoiler]Yeah, I had been green with envy for years watching others build their home theaters... just waiting for my turn. So far it's been a great experience (besides a crappy day of spray painting the ceiling.... that was the worst) I see too many people try to do too much, too fast. Or try something that should be subbed out (i.e. mudding) and it sucks all the joy out of the project.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:12 PM   #59
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Solution: ???????????????

I'm really not sure what to do as the dimensions that need filled out around the window vary by several inches. I have bought several 1x10s and 2x10s. I now need to borrow a table saw to rip them to the right width and tack them in place. Once done, I will paint the whole mess white and cover it with curtains. It may not be pretty, but I gotta hunker down and do it this week.

Also... MY CARPET IS BEING INSTALLED ON TUESDAY!!!

I'll finally be able to start mounting and setting up electronics!!
From what I can see I would box out the top (just like you had mentioned). You're going to have to build it out with wood no matter what. Then I would drywall over it (the top portion) and then you can make the window frame using MDF.

I guess I was lucky that my window was a lot lower then yours in my space.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #60
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Quick update:

Also... MY CARPET IS BEING INSTALLED ON TUESDAY!!!

Soooo, how's the carpet looking? 👀
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