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#372001 - 04/02/12 11:49 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: Adelin]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1665
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Adelin
Hello,
I have no experience in building .
I look at your pics
You are doing it very well.
For a one house floor it look like you thought about the right shapes for everything.
Bedroom ,ht room ,kitchen/bar , tv computer room....

I have a two floor house.
Only thing i could do later should be extand shape from Garden but it's a no no.
raising roof should be good.
Cause it's a room shape all in lenght it's not easy to create new rooms...

Enough talking of my house :p


INANE, Really nice work up there smile


Thank you very much laugh
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#372498 - 04/07/12 11:53 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1665
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
The ceiling is done! The ceiling is done!

I'm going to work on cleaning up the mess from it tomorrow, hope to have some new pictures too.
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#372514 - 04/08/12 02:28 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
Gary Vose Sr Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 302
Loc: Casa Grande, AZ
Pictures are good, cleaning up mess not so good. Ha Ha
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#372518 - 04/08/12 02:53 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: Gary Vose Sr]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 813
Loc: Victoria,BC
That a boy... were those tiles harder to install because of the profile?
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#372629 - 04/08/12 11:41 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1665
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I just found installing this ceiling very tedious and time consuming. I used two different types of tiles between the computer room/play room and HT areas. The same principles applied to both. Lot's of measuring and cutting.

I think it turned out ok but it's definitely not perfection. In trying to get the tiles lined up in the true center of the room I ended up with a very slight offset so the cross tee's aren't 100% at 90 degrees. So most of the tiles have about a 1/16 offset. It's not big deal with the lights low (and movie playing) but I can see it. Oh well, no way I can start over. Installing the entire basements ceiling was definitely one of the most time consuming projects I've ever taken on. That said I'm still pretty happy with it (and the ability to get into the ceiling gives me piece of mind).


Here is looking to the front/right of the HT room:




Here is looking towards the back of the room where the bar, fridge and bathroom are:


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#372631 - 04/09/12 12:22 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 813
Loc: Victoria,BC
Looks like a pro job Ben, when are you installing the carpet?You are getting close I can see!
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#372664 - 04/09/12 11:30 AM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1665
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
It will probably be a bit over a month before the carpet goes down as we're planing on buying it during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting (get a decent discount at Nebraska Furniture Mart during that time).

I did just get confirmation that my cabinets will be installed on Wednesday! I think that will really upgrade the look of the room.
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#374045 - 04/23/12 01:53 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1665
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I'm mentally and physically beat... been working on this thing almost every night and all day on the weekends for a few weeks now trying to close the deal.

Since I am getting closer to being able to call it done I've been starting to lust for things like this:



Name that movie laugh

It's been over 3 years now since I've been able to fully experience anything like this (outside of going to the theater). I REALLY am going to appreciate my new HT since I've been without one for so long.
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#374090 - 04/23/12 08:48 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7042
Loc: Canada
Well, if its any consolation, that ceiling looks great.

I still remember my parents completely gutting and rebuilding an old farm house. Completely re-doing a room is a LOT of work.
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#375052 - 05/03/12 02:15 PM Re: Progress on my inane basement project [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1665
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Well we ordered our carpet last night at NFM and got a great deal because of the Berkshire sale. The price was $2.65 sq ft, dropped down to $1.89 sq ft! So I'm pretty happy about waiting. The HT seats however didn't get cheap enough for me to pull the trigger on them so I'll just be continuing my internet search for those.

Otherwise I'm getting close with all the little things I have left to do down there. I need to seal some of the tile tonight and we'll be installing the toilet/vanity this weekend.
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