Scarbum's New Lounge..........

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  1. sarll

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    Hi all

    Thought it was about time I put some pics up of my new lounge setup. I've been planning this setup since late summer last year when the wife and I brought a new house. One of the main we reasons we settled on this new place was that it had a larger lounge than our last place. It's a new build house which gave us the oppurtunity to arrange for cabling to be chased into the walls etc.

    We didn't move in till end of November, but some of the photos show the early stages of the lounge before it was plastered etc (and also b4 we moved in).

    As always thanks for all the advice over the last 6 months - invaluable as normal!



    Room measurements: 20'9ft X 14'6ft (6.3m x 4.4m) = approx 13-14ft viewing distance from screen.

    Kit:

    * Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080p Projector
    * Pioneer 508XD
    * Onkyo TXSR-805
    * Sky HD
    * Playstation 3
    * Xbox 360 w/ HD-DVD drive
    * Mission 782/78c/78DS
    * Rel Quake
    * Logitech Harmony 1000 remote


    The shell.!
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    Finished!!!
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  2. sarll

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    The following pics were taken early August not long after we had had our offer accepted.
     

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    This next picture was taken after the floor had been laid and all the plastering complete.

    The right hand side wall is where the screen will go. This wall has been painted a nutmeg shade in contrast to the builders magnolia on the other walls.

    Channeled into this wall our my video connections. One power cable, one VGA, one Component and one HDMI (oversight! should've done two but there you go!!).

    I planned to have my TV bench beneath these cables, so it will be the central point for all my cabling. If you look to the far corner of this room you can also just make out the sub cable which will be placed here. Again the cable (QED slim sub cable) has been channeled into the plaster board so you can't see it.

    Oh, almost forgot. Look to the top left of the picture and you can see one of the rear speaker cables. Again these have been channeled into the plasterboard and chased along the skirting board to be out of sight. :smashin:
     

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    Note to mod: Am I able to load pictures directly into my post, rather than making them attachements??

    Thanks for any help! :lease:
     
  5. sy278

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    Yeah you can but you need to upload them to somewhere first, either your own webspace or something like imageshack then using the IMG tag put the URL of each image in.
     
  6. J Roadley

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    Don't worry about just having 1 x HDMI lead - you can just buy a switcher for around £30.

    Looking good so far, can't wait to see more pics!
     
  7. sarll

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    We've now been in the house for 2 months, and the lounge is pretty much finished.

    We're really pleased with it, the low Tv unit looks nice and sleek and gives a good wide sound stage. Its fairly good at hiding the mass of cables below it to. The Pioneer is great also.....

    The second picture shows the surround speakers high and wide.


    :clap:

    I'll try and get some more pictures up soon.... Anyone have any experience with Magix Online? I've uploaded some pics but the URL says invalid when I try to link into this thread..?
     

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    round of applause.... very nice mate, good transformation, nice lookin room.... really good work :thumbsup:
     
  9. sarll

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    A couple more..........
     

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    And again....
     

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    Nice, looks great. Those sofas just scream sit on me, look soooo comfy!

    Loving the floor too! But very sexy telly you got there. Good job!
     
  12. sarll

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    One more.............
     
  13. sarll

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    Now I wish my Xbox wasn't white as it looks a bit rubbish in the unit. May have to get an Elite now.......!!
     
  14. sarll

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    Cheers Jon

    We were able to wangle a bit of a deal on the floor with the builders. One advantage of getting a new build house! We love it as well. :smashin:
     
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    Now that's one big room :eek:

    Love what you have done with it, must feel great at the end of the day to kick back and relax in :thumbsup:
     
  16. ballyg

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    Very nice setup Scarbum

    Loving those floors :)
    Is that a mirror or an art frame above the fireplace, looks slick!
     
  17. thenicklouse

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    i want that bench. As the 805 seems to fit so nicely.

    What make/model is it?
     
  18. breakersrevenge

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    Wow, that is a large lounge!!

    Great set up and love the floor.
     
  19. Repton

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    Yep, agree with most comments before, it is a great sized lounge and I do like the flooring, especially the size and layout of the floor boards.
    :smashin:
     
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    Great transformation

    Well done

    Steve
     
  21. DJ_Bucho

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    I've gotta say that's a fabulous job you've done there. The furniture you've picked fits perfectly and the overall result is stunning. Top Top work :smashin:.

    Just out of interest what kind of wood flooring is that, and how wide are the boards that were used. Also where did you get the flooring from and do you have an approximate cost per sq/m.

    Sorry for the questions but I'm after flooring exactly like that for my house.
     
  22. sarll

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    Thanks Bally

    Technically it's a mirror I guess, but it is a bit arty. We liked it because it looked a bit different than a normal mirror. It's from John Lewis, and cost around £200.
     
  23. sarll

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    Thanks Bucho - no worries about questions.....

    The floor is made by Quick-Step, they make a good quality laminate floor. We first saw their floors in the flesh at Ideal Home Show a few years back - check out their website. We had a different style Quick Step floor in our old house and it wore well so we decided to stick with them.

    They make different size / style planks depending on your taste. The style we choose is called Merbau (i think) and it is from their perspective range. Perspective (or V groove?) means the planks have a visible groove on either side - similar to a real wooden floor.

    We made a deal with our builder for the floor (which included them fitting it) but I believe it is around £25 per sq/mt. Shop around though as you can buy it online. Also I think Allied Carpets sell it.

    Cheers
     
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    Surround speakers high on the rear wall....

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    I stole the idea of some other forum members! It's simply an IKEA LACK bookcase (in dark brown colour). I didn't build in the internel book shelves, and instead sawed them in half and used them as make shift legs. You can't really see the legs so it gives the slight effect of a floating table. :hiya: Oh it cost about £45 i think - bargain!
     
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    Absolutely lovely room there fella.
    I'll second (third/fourth??) the floor - looks great (is it engineered wood?)

    You may have mentioned this but does any of the speaker cabling go under the floor or was is etched into the wall before the skirting was placed down?

    And that white chair's a corker too!
    Well done.
     

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