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Author Topic: Gameroom/Theater [Construction is Finished!]  (Read 16508 times)

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #241 on: December 12, 2012, 12:50:25 pm »
So they poured the footers yesterday.  I can't really get in my basement though for pics due to the lack of stairs which had to be removed.  Anyway, I was able to take a before and after shot which is pretty cool.  The post that you see in the pic will be hidden in a wall when the basement is finished.  The "finished" room will be one large open space with no visible supports.

The concrete that they poured has to dry today and then tomorrow they will begin placing the blocks for the lower part of the foundation wall and then pour the slab.

« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 12:55:31 pm by javeryh »

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #242 on: December 12, 2012, 01:08:36 pm »

Dude there's a ghost in your before pic! 

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #243 on: December 13, 2012, 10:28:03 am »
Is it a ghost? Or just a card board cutout?

(Ref: 3 men and a baby (i think))

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #244 on: December 13, 2012, 10:34:42 am »

Or did they dispose of that guy in the footer?   :scared

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #245 on: December 13, 2012, 04:36:10 pm »
Come to think of it I haven't seen Hilberto in a couple of days...  :o

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #246 on: December 15, 2012, 01:45:29 am »
Come to think of it I haven't seen Hilberto in a couple of days...  :o

Check Home Depot. . .Sorry that was bad, but I just couldn't help myself >:D

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #247 on: December 15, 2012, 01:51:36 am »
Come to think of it I haven't seen Hilberto in a couple of days...  :o

Check Home Depot. . .Sorry that was bad, but I just couldn't help myself >:D

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Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #248 on: December 19, 2012, 11:16:32 pm »
Oh man- the workers cut my cable so no TV or Internet.  I need to have a chat with them in the morning...

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #249 on: January 05, 2013, 04:25:23 am »
Update! :)

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #250 on: January 06, 2013, 10:19:59 pm »
Yes update with photos too!

Perhaps they cut his internet connection too?

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #251 on: January 07, 2013, 08:29:31 pm »
Heh... not much progress over the holidays unfortunately.  They finished the foundation and the framing starts tomorrow.  The contractor said it was the toughest foundation he's ever done but it should be pretty routine from here on out.  I get my washer and dryer back this week!  Latest pics are attached...


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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #252 on: January 08, 2013, 07:54:48 am »
How come they did block rather than a poured foundation?

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #253 on: January 08, 2013, 09:47:10 am »
How come they did block rather than a poured foundation?

No idea.  This was the architect's specs.  The blocks aren't concrete - it is some space age blocks from the future that are part concrete and part something else.  They are lighter and denser so I'm told.

The front corner in the first pic looks incomplete because they are installing back stairs in that area.  They left a few blocks out so they could join the stairs later on.  That corner is actually going to be an outside porch area with a roof (4.5' x 3.5').  Of course I insisted that the basement be as large as possible so underneath the porch is usable space in the basement.   ;D
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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #254 on: January 11, 2013, 03:24:55 pm »
Alright guys - here is the near final floor plan of the basement.  The only difference is that the oil tank is coming out and the laundry area is being moved to that location.


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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #255 on: January 11, 2013, 03:31:39 pm »

Needs more anvils and piles of birdseed.   :cheers:

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #256 on: January 11, 2013, 04:21:18 pm »

Needs more anvils and piles of birdseed.   :cheers:


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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #257 on: January 13, 2013, 11:27:19 am »
The first floor joists are in.





The room is really starting to take shape.  Yesterday they installed the plywood floor (more pics to come) and I hopped down into the basement and was quite impressed.  I think there will be enough room for everything I am envisioning... I hope.   ;D
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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #258 on: January 13, 2013, 01:29:02 pm »
Looks awesome! I think keeping the interior walls to a minimum will make what space you have feel larger. Can't wait to see the final results.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #259 on: February 03, 2013, 01:45:04 am »
Oh, come on! Update please!  :afro:

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #260 on: March 22, 2013, 10:56:00 am »
Small update.  Things are progressing but taking a lot longer than I thought.  Still, I am VERY happy with the way things are turning out and my contractor is working hard - he just has a small crew.  Everything is (mostly) framed.  We just passed inspection for plumbing and the electricians are at the house now.  HVAC is installed and they are switching over to the new system next week.  It still looks really unfinished but I'm guessing drywall and trim doesn't take that long and I bet the bathrooms will go pretty fast too.  I don't know.  I'm hoping by Memorial Day to be completely finished.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #261 on: March 22, 2013, 12:09:22 pm »
Looking good JH.
I suggest you throw a house warming party for all BYOAC members when the ribbon is cut.
I know we all cant make it, so a video may be ok.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #262 on: March 22, 2013, 12:10:17 pm »

Looks good!

He can set up a 60" plasma and a webcam so we can all skype the party.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Basement pics!]
« Reply #263 on: April 14, 2013, 07:16:22 pm »
Thanks guys.  I haven't been around much due to this project (feels like my life has been on hold planning this thing since 2009ish).  I've been itching to build a cabinet for my son!  Anyway, some more progress and this time it's actually on the basement!







It has come out nice so far and with 8'4" ceilings I think I'm going to have plenty of headroom (even with having to frame a soffit around an HVAC duct that divides the old space from the new space). You can see in the last picture how far down the new slab is from where the old floor used to be in the existing basement - of course there will eventually be a finished wall along there so you will never be able to tell.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #264 on: April 15, 2013, 03:06:07 pm »
I'd add to or cut some stairs in that ledge.
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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [NO TURNING BACK]
« Reply #265 on: April 15, 2013, 06:49:26 pm »
I'd add to or cut some stairs in that ledge.

There is no need (well, I mean generally - there will be stairs that bring you down to ground level).  That ledge goes around the old basement and will be completely hidden by a wall that runs from floor to ceiling in the new space so when you come down the basement you will be entering into a completely finished room that has 8'4 ceilings.  The "hidden" area with 6' ceilings will be for the laundry room and storage but you really won't notice the difference.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Slab is Poured!]
« Reply #266 on: April 18, 2013, 02:59:34 pm »
Oh. Maybe I missed that earlier. Coool.
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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Slab is Poured!]
« Reply #267 on: August 20, 2013, 04:51:25 pm »
Ugh.  This project has been consuming my life.  I've been itching to build or finish a cabinet but all of my free time goes towards painting or landscaping or furniture shopping, etc.  I honestly think it will be next summer at the earliest where we will be finished and able to work on some personal projects.

Anyway, small update... construction is 95% finished.  My contractor skipped town at the end of June.  Well, he moved his family to SC without finishing up.  He owes some of the subs money and they are threatening liens on my property, etc.  We withheld on the final payment and we are using that money to have some built-ins installed this week and then a guy out to fix the fence in my backyard.  I still have to paint the interior (wow did I underestimate the amount of work involved in this) as well as hire someone to paint the exterior and hire some professional landscapers (my yard is a disaster).  All of that nonsense aside I'm happy (mostly) with how everything has come out and the house seems absolutely huge now (it is probably "average" in the grand scheme of things though).

One awesome thing is that I ordered a 65" plasma TV for my new living room which will be installed on Sept. 15.  This will be my first new TV in almost 10 years - I can't wait!

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Slab is Poured!]
« Reply #268 on: August 21, 2013, 11:51:49 pm »
He owes some of the subs money and they are threatening liens on my property, etc.

Dude! Seriously? After all your due diligence and searching for an honest contractor you ended up with a dud? :banghead: What does that say about his work? I'd be crapping nails if I were you. It's not what you know about his work that is scary, it's what you DON'T know. You might indeed have Hoffa buried in your foundation.

If building a cab is too much time & money right now, consider getting a used machine of your favorite game. Better yet, pick up a few arcade rentals. Then you can really check your space out! I'm super jealous right now. You're sitting on a diamond in the rough.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Slab is Poured!]
« Reply #269 on: August 24, 2013, 08:59:39 am »
Glad to hear you are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, but that does suck about the contractor running off.
I suggest you talk to a lawyer immediately, especially since the subs are talking about putting liens on your house.

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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Slab is Poured!]
« Reply #270 on: August 24, 2013, 01:43:53 pm »
95% completion isn't that bad.  The rest looks like insulation, wiring (which you would want to do yourself ) dry walling,  painting which you could do yourself.  Sucks that people do not finish their work, but the guy could show up and finish once he moves his family.  You never know.

Guess this project is a prime example of what not to do, but you are at least structure sound.

Ask around, and maybe your neighbours can help.

Keep thinking positive.   :cheers:
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Re: Gameroom/Theater/Bar [Slab is Poured!]
« Reply #271 on: August 27, 2013, 05:10:39 pm »
Thanks guys.  It hasn't been easy but we are almost finished.  It is tough to keep calm since we spent so much money and every little thing that is "off" I can't help but think it was the GC cutting corners.  I don't think I'm going to worry about liens and stuff until it actually happens - we've kept good records.  The contractors have 90 days to file them from when they finished working which will be up at the end of September. 

The built-ins that were just installed look awesome so we are really happy about that - the carpenter was really cheap too.  I'm hoping to reuse the guy for some other built-in work we need done on the first floor (we have no closet on the entire first floor at the moment!).  We also got the exterior painting bid out and that is scheduled for September/October.  He also gave us a really good price on the interior windows that are currently bare wood so we are going to have him do those as well.  It takes a huge weight off of my back for sure.

We are focused on finishing up the first and second floors and then getting some landscaping in the spring and then hopefully life will be back to normal and I can get back to arcade building and playing games (and finishing the basement!).   :cheers:

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Re: Gameroom/Theater [Construction is Finished!]
« Reply #272 on: November 14, 2013, 01:11:46 am »
Still grinding at it? We want to see some new pics!

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Re: Gameroom/Theater [Construction is Finished!]
« Reply #273 on: January 12, 2017, 12:34:58 am »
Javery, dude, come on with the pics already!

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Re: Gameroom/Theater [Construction is Finished!]
« Reply #274 on: January 12, 2017, 02:09:17 am »
*RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE*

Necro threads FTW!

(pics would be nice though)

  
 

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