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Here is a front view picture I am standing at the screen and the chairs are about 12 feet in front of me. I have added some R-19 insulation to an existing wall. The ceiling needs more insulation and the back wall has not even been touched. The size of the room after the walls, ceiling, and floor is done should be about 11'Wx21'Lx7.25'H. Sorry for the spots in the picture. There is dust in the air from my hammering that is being caught by the flash.










Here is another view from the front. You can see the new external door I have added. The door opens to an existing bulked. What a difference in temperature since adding the door. Last year the basement was averaging around 55-60 F during the winter. So far this winter the temp has been around 64-68 F. Not bad and the only heat source is the small boiler in the room on the other side of the studs you see to the rear









Here is a picture from the back of the room. I made a screen from paper so I could visualize the size as related to the room. The paper is sized for a 1.78:1 aspect ration and is about 84"W by 47" H. I decided it was a bit too big for the room and decided on a screen a bit smaller 80"W by 45" H. Should be a perfect size for this room. Notice my great lawn chairs. I was seeing how a few Lazy Boy recliners would fit in relation to each other and the door that is to the left (just off the picture). Looks like I'll have just enough room for 3 while leaving a walkway to the left of the left chair.








Here is another rear view. The big gray pipe in the middle of the picture leads to an outlet for the central Vac system I installed last year. I will have to move the pipe so it is in the joist. I will move it so it goes to the right of the far connection you see, stays in the joist above the ceiling line all the way to the foundation wall. From there it will go straight back as you see here, but following the foundation wall instead. I will have soffits running down both side of the wall at the ceiling so I can hide pipes like this, heating and water pipes as well as a gas line you can see in the next picture. This will also give me a way to route power, speaker and video cables without dropping the ceiling height. It also gives me a great place to put some small low voltage cans for lighting. I was thinking of using DC eyeball lighting.






Here is another rear view. You can see the black 1" gas line following the main beam near the ceiling. Again there will be soffits to hide this and allow me to do lighting and run cabling. The current double door will be replaced by an exterior wooden door. This should help seal in the sound.

That blue wire in the ceiling is some of my network wiring to the first floor. My wife and I networked the house last year. We ran 3000 feet of Cat5 and 1500 feet of RG-6 to almost every room in the two story colonial house. All wiring goes into existing wall from either the basement or the attic and terminate in a rack located in the utility room. That was a 2 month project and I did not make one mistake drilling from below or above into an existing wall. All rooms have atleast 2 CAT5 and atleast 1 RG-6. Some room like my office on the second floor have 3 times that amount of outlets. As I always try to tell my people at work, double the amount of outlets you think you need. In the future it will pay off.




Here is another rear picture. This was taken from the utility room. I am planning on housing all the electronics under the stairs here. I plan to have a small door with access inside the HT room so I can get to a DVD player and/or VCR. Also I plane on double framing the back wall section so as to keep any noise from the boiler room and/or the electronics area entering the HT room. Therefore the back wall will end up being 1 foot thick by the time all insulation and walls are hung. Thats it for now.