Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2

Posted by: EFalardeau

Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/11/13 06:35 AM

Hi All!

I had time this summer to do renovation. One of my projects was, of course, finishing my home theater. The room was the house previous owner's workshop so it was on the sub-floor, all white with a gazillion little holes and a few bigger holes. Light switch was outside the room and there was just one.

Before: Plywood floors, cables showing, a bit dirty...




I passed all the cables through walls and ceilings. All speaker terminals are nice plates that look professional. I also passed 2 HDMI cables and installed a new power outlet for the projector.







Holes in the walls! That was a very ugly phase. Especially since I had never done anything like this before, my confidence that I would patch up and hide those holes nicely was a bit shaky. I installed two new lights (separate dimmer control). A set up front and one mini rail where the disk readers are (so you can change them in the dark!)




In case I ever move to LFR1100 speakers (or use the DSP), I passed two more speaker cables for main left and main right. They are already patched up in the main panel.


[img]http://eric-falardeau.net/Kodaly/11_future_proofing_passing_two_cables_for_mains.jpg[/img]


TO BE CONTINUED (too many pictures, I have to break the post in two).
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 06:42 AM

In case I ever move to LFR1100 speakers (or use the DSP), I passed two more speaker cables for main left and main right. They are already patched up in the main panel.




PAINTING! I used "drama black", a mix of 2/3 black and 1/3 red. It is essentially black, but not a sinister as a black-painted room. It actually looks pretty nice on its own. Note that all terminal plates were spray-painted black (I don't have pictures of the final result as the colors are messing up my camera and the photos turn out bad).







Atfer that, it was time for flooring! I used "oak gray" vinyl tiles (I was going to use digital tiles, but apparently vinyl sounds better! wink ) It matches the paint quite well.



Et voila !



The result meets my expectations and even a little more. It was a lot of work, but definitely improved the quality of viewing by removing a lot of distractions. Before, the projector illuminated the room like the 4th of July (even in Montreal!). Now almost no reflections and the reflections actually look good!

So, happy camper! smile
Posted by: J. B.

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 07:29 AM

get a good tv, this one shows color banding on the shirt!

;-)

seriously, nice work and enjoy the results!

p.s.: i love your maths (sig).
Posted by: Murph

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 07:39 AM

Nice work. Amazing how just hiding the wires makes such a dramatic difference. Very nice all round. Be proud!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 08:22 AM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing the pics. We love pics, especially when they show the contrast between the "before" state and the finished project.

Great job! Enjoy!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 09:01 AM

Looks good! Ya know the room acoustic gurus like diffusion a lot, and you have pretty much wall to wall diffusion with your MASSIVE collection of media. That is like artwork in itself, and it helps with the audio.

I love the chairs too. The bright white in the dark room is cool.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 09:30 AM

This looks great, Eric! You should be proud!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 10:56 AM

Very well done, Eric! Warmest wishes for many happy hours there with your loved ones.
Posted by: Hansang

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 - 09/11/13 07:08 PM

Nice! Just that much more rewarding when you slave over every option/design, isn't it? No, really, I'm asking because I never had the motivation to do that! wink

Actually, I wired my house and that took me about two weeks (a few hours here and there) and I'm enjoying the rewards!

Kudos!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/11/13 09:43 PM

Great work, Eric! Enjoy the classical music and movies.
Posted by: Hellcommute

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/16/13 10:12 PM

wow nice collection of media. Color me jealous.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/16/13 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Hellcommute
wow nice collection of media. Color me jealous.


Exactly what color is that?

I tried to find it on the color wheel:
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/17/13 10:40 AM

I'd say it's about halfway between the center of the circle and the edge, in the section marked 31.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/17/13 10:59 AM

Peter, do you have a Pantone number for that?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/17/13 11:36 AM

PANTONE 356 PC looks about right.
Posted by: Hellcommute

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/17/13 08:08 PM

It aint easy being green.
Posted by: SpyVSpy

Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 - 09/18/13 05:18 PM

Green is envy, I think jealous is a warmer tone.