Great forum - you really have been so kind in sharing information -
I have read through some threads - great stuff!
Ok - We are winding down on an entire home remodel - we had flood in our house Oct 05
I am tired of renovations/decisions/GC'ng but want to make sure my "tiredness" does not cause future regrets "wish I had"
we are refinishing part of the basement 15'x18' and have some typical basement limitations - low ceiling - I am putting in a grid type system that hangs from joists above but you only lose 1" - slide in 2x2 tiles - walls will be 5/8" sheetrock - Steam pipes will actually have to hang down below the ceiling!!! I'm not going to box in - maybe paint white - they are low now around 6' +/- so that would really limit headroom
My question is -
We may use this room as mini theatre/home entertainment - so would like to at least consider it for wiring and acoustics - to do so
I would imagine we would get a 42" LCD - and would like speakers that could suit a nice place to watch movies
If you could walk me through "path of least resistance" no high end - SIMPLE plan - I know there are all sorts of quality, pricing, etc....
At this point it all sounds a bit "greek" to me - tired of decisions/renovations -
Hubby has an in w/Sony - so can likely get SOny products at Sony Employee discounts - if that makes a difference or helps in you offering an opinion
He has LOTS of AWAI ?sp speakers - but from what I gather we should make sure we are compatible or we will not yield quality results
This is a relatively small area & a basement at that - The carpenters and electrician have limited time on this job as well - so will definately look at me cross eyed if I start adding complexity - They are on board for a simple basement finish - so if I could just add a little they may smile :)
HEre's a pic of the side of basement that will be finished
Sorry to ramble here - really looking for help - tired momma who has had enough on the remodel!
If you have suggestions for 2x2 ceiling tile and some simple lighting (I was going to use flourescent T8's) can't use cans not enough room btwn ceiling & joists
ANy advice is appreciated - you are the expert!