His Wife Finally Gave In And Let Him Build This. The Basement Will Never Be The Same Again.
For most families, the basement is little more than a storage space. You may occasionally go down there to survey your old possessions or look for donation items, but you hardly see it as a place you’d want to spend your time. One homeowner, however, had other plans.
This intrepid home improver had a large basement and detailed ideas of how to use it. Initially, his wife tried to stop him, worrying that the renovations would be too expensive or would damage the house, but he eventually convinced her to let him try. One look at the finished product and there’s no doubt she made the right decision to let him build the basement of his dreams:
Avoiding The Average
If our home improving hero had one goal, it was to not have a basement that looked like all the others. Other families might have been content to fill their underground space with boxes of winter clothing and unused furniture, but for him, this just wouldn’t do.
Movie Theater Manifestation
His dream was to use the space for a home movie theater. In terms of location, the basement was perfect for this, sealing him off from the rest of the house so he could watch films in peace. But setting a theater up from scratch was no easy task.
Framing The Fixture
The first step was to create a detailed frame for the theater system. This would allow him to determine exactly how large the screen, speakers, and other amenities could be. He could then quickly install them without running the risk of messing up the proportions.
A Temporary Television
As committed as he was to building the theater system, he wasn’t about to miss his favorite shows. Once the frame was in place, he set up a 55’’ television so that he could catch episodes of “The Walking Dead” while the work was still in progress.