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#126878 - 02/05/06 02:26 PM The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
chesseroo Offline
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Our new home theatre room is finally complete, as is the entire basement reno (new office, games room and wine cellar).

I have put a set of photos up online which can be viewed here.

This link may change in the next week as i need to fix the broken 'home' button but my ftp access is down at the moment.
These shots were taken with the little Canon point and shoot digicam so the quality is less than stellar. The low lighting does not help any. I shouldl have some higher resolution shots available once i get the Nikon shots developed.

The reno took about 4-5 months.
Specifics features in the HT room include:
  • Near Golden Ratio room dimensions.
  • Double insulated walls (sound controlled, not soundproofed).
  • Flat dark grey paints for walls and ceiling with heavy charcoal grey carpeting.
  • Media doors have hook clasps to pull them tight and weather stripping all around, plus bottom sweeps.
  • Lighting dimmers.
  • In-wall wiring for surrounds (14ga, double stranded). A full 7.1 setup in 2 directions is possible.
  • Access tubes down the centre and across the 'front' (in the pics this is actually the far wall). The tubes can be used for running new lines in the future hookup of a FP, all accesible through a utility room on the backside of the angled wall.
  • Ceiling access panel for tube and electrical for future FP.
  • Two configurable positions for viewing and lounge placement. Three if you can squeeze a smaller tv into the angled wall side.

The last things left to do includes:
  • New storage furniture for dvds and cds.
  • Heavy curtain for French doors.
  • Heavy tapestry for front wall (unless the furniture takes up the space).

Future features (likely within 2 years) includes:
  • Front projection setup, mechanized screen.
  • Better universal remote.



Edited by chesseroo (02/05/06 02:27 PM)
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#126879 - 02/05/06 02:47 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
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Very nice setup Chess...your room looks very nice. Congrats!
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#126880 - 02/05/06 03:30 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
St_PatGuy Offline
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Looks very good, Chess! I really like the stonework and the wood door to the wine cellar. I'm jealous.
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#126881 - 02/05/06 03:31 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
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Nice room, looks like you planned things well. It should look great with the FP and new furniture, although the chairs in there now look mighty comfortable.
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#126882 - 02/05/06 03:45 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Lookin' good, chess!

Anxious to see the final shots of the HT room, as well as the final bottle in the Wine Cellar!!

What a place to relax!!
Rich.

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#126883 - 02/05/06 04:46 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
chesseroo Offline
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The final bottle in the cellar will take some time. The capacity is over 700. I haven't yet taken an exact count.
When the cellar was completed, i had 52 bottles to store. Now i'm down to about 43. The one thing about the cellar is that as good as it is to hold the wine, it also needs to be re-stocked now and again.

The HT room has excellent sound. I'm still tweaking the speaker toe in, but the distances are working pretty well.
The surround locations are utterly fantastic!!
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#126884 - 02/05/06 05:22 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
michael_d Offline
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Loc: Up yonder
Nice Chess.

What flooring did you go with? Looks realistic.

Where’d you get the wine racks?

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#126885 - 02/05/06 07:31 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
Richie Offline
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Very nice! I plan to do my basement HT later this year. Its always good to see what other people are doing.
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#126886 - 02/05/06 07:36 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
chesseroo Offline
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The flooring in the games room is Tarkett laminate. Alot of people have commented on how real it looks and feels.
The cellar flooring is a ceramic tile. The colour looks amazingly like granite stone.
The racking was built by a place called Genuine Cellars here in town.
They are expensive, but do good work.
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#126887 - 02/05/06 07:39 PM Re: The new Home Theatre Room (Reno Complete)
chesseroo Offline
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In reply to:

I plan to do my basement HT later this year. Its always good to see what other people are doing.



Yes it is a good thing to see. I looked around many sites before deciding on the features we absolutely wanted in this room and how to go about it. Other people's postings of pictures and thoughts were extremely helpful.

There were more ideas on the block, but space was still a limitation. Perhaps somewhere in the future at another home we will build the basement with our exact dimensions to suit all the ideas at once.
We had no desire for one of those 'theme' type rooms so i think the decor and paint choices were alot easier to make.
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