Whole house refurb, cinema area/lounge included

boodle

Active Member
Well, been reading this forum for a while now, and some of you have come up with excellent ideas.

Ive always wanted a cinema like experience in my own home, and now that i/we own my/our own home i can start to do just that.

Thew whole house is in the process of being entirely refurbed so its a complete mess

Ill stick a few pics up soon, and update as i get on with the job.:hiya:
 

boodle

Active Member
here we are, the night of collecting our keys we start to strip those walls.

notice the lovely lights, artex and gorgeous wallpaper!

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hidden behind here we had the mother of all boilers!
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down with that wall!! Cheers dad!

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boodle

Active Member
unfortuneately i gotta go to work now, so ill leave the other pictures uploading to photobuckt and respond soon:clap:
 

phil-uk

Active Member
Will look forward to your progress and more pics, it's always rewarding doing these things. Good luck and keep the pics coming. :smashin:
 

boodle

Active Member
back again after a weekend working on the house, no picstures from today but i do have pictures from the past couple of weeks.

here we have the party wall being insulated, same happened upstairs in the two bedrooms also on the party wall.

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ceilings came down, meant a chance to run pipes and wires

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few weekends later the new ceiling was part up, it stayed like this for a while, whilst the rest of the house electrics and pipes were run.

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hot day, so we took a break outside

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then this turned up

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plastered the all in the lounge, ready for the tv to be mounted etc. made sure we put plenty of sockets in here.

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the ceiling was finished and plastered (on a day far far too hot for plastering!) and the tv mount was err, mounted

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boodle

Active Member
the tv came out of his box and was test fitted on the mount

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looking good

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projector wires ready

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projector screen went up, its a 90inch electric job. from ebay:D

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powered the bad box up to test

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then started on the box around it, just waiting for the right time to go fetch some 8x4 sheets of mdf to finish it

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started the studwork for the tv wall, some 3x2 ans 2x2 used here. notice the hdmi and component cables that pop thru the wall. these are both 10m and come from the projector, over the ceiling and into the understairs cupboard directly behind the tv. this is also where other cables will be run, like sky and an ariel.

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tv back on, looks good, everything is nice and straight etc

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screen down, missed the front of the tv by just millimetres, perfect

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thats all for now im afraid. there has been more work done since these photos but i have no pictures of it yet. electrics were finished today so socket front were put on, which is nice.

ill report back as soon as i can get some new imagery for you guys:smashin:
 

Chibouk

Active Member
The idea of the projector screen over the top of the plasma is quite inspirational for me. Looking forward to some more updates.
 

boodle

Active Member
yeh i noticed there was a shortage of people who have put a projector screen up above a groove style floating wall.

ill get some close ups of the screen and tv from the side, to show how close the screen gets when dropping down to the tv, its pretty tight:thumbsup:
 

elootos

Active Member
ill get some close ups of the screen and tv from the side, to show how close the screen gets when dropping down to the tv, its pretty tight:thumbsup:

I set mine to drop down once then left the room for a beer, what I didn't realise is that the missus had pulled the TV forward to clean it earlier in the day and not pushed it back in all the way. I was not best pleased when I came back in. :eek:
 

MrO

Well-known Member
Thats a great start :smashin:

Cant wait to see the updated pics!
 

Fieldling86

Active Member
Looking very good.

Funny enough that is my plan as well - a drop down screen coming just infront of the plasma.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your progress photos.

Keep up the great work.

Per
 

boodle

Active Member
I set mine to drop down once then left the room for a beer, what I didn't realise is that the missus had pulled the TV forward to clean it earlier in the day and not pushed it back in all the way. I was not best pleased when I came back in. :eek:

school boy error, should have had a fridge in the tv room:D

i have been thinking of incorporating my Husky beer fridge into the unit under the tv somehow:confused:
 

boodle

Active Member
should say that ive just ordered the customary plasma tv rope lights from tlc direct. should be here tomorrow.

i wish i could think up my own ideas sometimes:D
 

rssteve

Active Member
if that is a warm air heating system, it most probably contains asbestos, that would be why they boxed it in. :thumbsdow
 

boodle

Active Member
it sure was warm air heating. all ripped out now and a new boiler heats our rads.

we suspected some of the materials may contain asbestos, all gone now tho:smashin:
 

rssteve

Active Member
it sure was warm air heating. all ripped out now and a new boiler heats our rads.

we suspected some of the materials may contain asbestos, all gone now tho:smashin:


atleast you knew so you probably took some precautions. I have a friend who ripped his out, cut it all up and put it in skip, and was only told it might be asbestos after a local builder seen it in the skip. :eek:
 

boodle

Active Member
i suppose we took 'some' precautions, ie, i didnt lick it:thumbsup:

but seriously, yeh all taken care of safely.

may have some more pictures for you guys over the weekend. if i can get some mdf delivered ill put it up, with the ropelights etc.
 

boodle

Active Member
well its been a bit slow for the cinema/lounge build recently, we have pretty much finished of the dining room and i have started plastering the kitchen ready for units to go in, so the lounge has had to wait.

only a few pictures for you today

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im not too sure about the lights being on when the projector screen is down, but we will see
 

jagdeepp

Banned
..Absolutely loving this thread. Similar to my project save for the frame around the plasma and ropelight. Brilliant. It'll be worth all the hard work once done. Now get your backside in gear and show us some more pic's.:devil:
 

jolly

Well-known Member
Great build, looking forward to seeing it the finished

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