The orange boxes in front of the 'stage' are pull out dog beds for our two Golden Retrievers.
The basement as we used it while we waited, planned and saved for a basement theater remodeling project.
Redesigned floor plan removed door from theater to laundry room.
Update design: Removed walls and doors around laundry room.
The first look at the new Carada 118" screen. It's temporarily hung on the wall while we wait on construction to begin.
First 'screen shot' with a picture generated by the Panasonic AX100U. It looks damn good right out of the box.
The AX100U hanging from the ceiling. This will also change when construction starts as the projector will set on a shelf shine through an opening in the back wall.
Last few days before construction starts.. Lines are on the floor and our temporary usage of the room is about to come to an end.
A better look at the open space. Blue lines represent where the walls will be located.
Back portion of the theater. We still have a bit of 'clean out' to do to get rid of the stuff stored against the back wall.
Unfortunately, the ceiling over the front part of the room will be kinda low due to the 'sunken' living room floor above.
A view from directly underneath the projector.
The front of the theater before construction.
Front of theater... shot from rear of theater.
Construction materials are in.,...
Day one of construction... Front wall where screen will go.
Day 1... front (screen) wall.
Looking through the walls into the theater from entrance hallway.
Hallway looking to laundry room with theater to the left.
Entrance to theater...
Day one construction photo.. .
Front screen wall. Notice steel support post has been cut so it can be removed. Additional supports added where needed.
Another photo of the front area...
Shot of the entrance to the theater as seen from back corner.
Geesh... how many photos of the front wall did I take?
Front wall showing what will be access to water meter, sump pump and storage.
Rear wall of theater. Notice the windows on the left wall will be covered up. So long, good-bye.
The first drywall to go up.. this is the 'back side' of the theater. Access to sump pump, water meter and water softener.
Looking into the 'media closet'. Equipment rack will go were opening is. This closet will make for easy access to wiring and connections.
Approaching entrance to theater on left. Laundry room ahead behind tarp.
Front 'screen wall'. Back side has been drywalled. Gray speaker wire on top, electrical is low.
Looking at left side of screen wall. Equipment rack cutout on the left. Recess lighting can be seen in between ceiling joists.
Back right corner of theater. Speaker and sconce boxes are mounted and all wiring is complete.
Left back corner of theater. New electrical panel can be seen in the rear access area.
Main switch panel. Will have dimmers for sconces, recess lighting etc.
Outside of the wall drywall goes on today in this area.
Front screen wall after insulation. Component rack/self on left.
Coming down and around from stairs (far right). To the left is the theater. Laundry room straight ahead.
Theater room with insulation installed.
Screen wall (front).
Right rear corner of room. I can see my sweat and tears on the floor.
Component rack to be.
Rear wall... Cutout for projector to shine through, should be in place tomorrow.
Front screen wall...
Screen wall with component rack opening on left.
Rear wall showing 'projector window'.
Another of the rear wall...
Component rack area...
Cinder block wall with drywall mud smoothing it out. We'll spray some texture on it and paint as normal.
Looking into theater.
Seating riser and projector window in back wall.
Cinder block wall at bottom of stairs. The drywall mud and texture hide everything. Looks like a normal drywall wall.
Entrance... primer/texture applied to walls.
Pic taken from rear riser looking at theater entrance.
Rear wall with riser and projector window.
First coat of primer goes on...
First coats of finish color
The faux finish walls at their start..
Close up of first few layers of faux finish
Our wonderful Golden Retriever "Cisco" didn't really like all of the construction noises he heard downstairs. In an effort to hide, he managed to get himself behind my guitar rack.
Pre-build rack installed in the wall. Just need to paint.
First pictures on the screen...
Scones and painting just about done
Rack painted and filled
First seats in place to use while we wait on the carpeting. Rather dusty in there, eh?
Everything is up and functional. Carpet to come soon...
Sub-woofer on rear riser
Component rack from behind. It's an oak equipment cabinet I found on Craig's list locally. I took the back off and mounted it in the wall backwards to create the shelf in the theater.
Fire extinguisher just in case... You never know.