We made it one week through the One Week Challenge. We have the framing completed for the room and the platform. The daybed and snack bar area are framed in and the whole room is insulated with paper faced insulation batt. I’m going to be going over the measurements of each area and what materials we used. Let’s get to it!
Let’s take a look at what the inspiration looks like. We will be going with Blueprint Lighting again for some amazing unique wall sconces and pendant lights. We will be going with a dark paint color. I’m still deciding on the exact color. We will have a built-in daybed for an alternative seating option. We will also have a little area for a wheeled snack cart. I had hoped to have reclining theater chairs, but that’s not in the budget right now and the production times are so delayed.
The room was “framed in” when we built our home. Meaning they framed some walls and installed a door. The rest of the walls are cement and need framed and insulated. The whole room is 15′ x 14′. My husband, Handy Andy, used 2×4 studs to frame the walls that are 16″ on center spacing.
We wanted a two-tiered seating area in order to get more seats into this smallish room. Plus, I wanted it to feel like a theater with staggered seating. The dimensions are 6’3″ x 10’8″. It includes one step which is about 10″ deep and 24″ wide. Andy used 2 layers of 1/2″ plywood for the top of the platform.
Daybed and Snack Bar
Many years ago, we toured the “Street of Dreams” in Omaha. One of the homes had a theater room in the basement and that room has stuck in my mind ever since. The room had staggered seating and a daybed. I have wanted a theater room with a daybed since that day. 😂 On one wall there is a built-in daybed and on the other side of the built in, there will be a rolling cart/snack bar area. I think Andy may have to build the rolling cart as the dimensions would be custom. The daybed area is 75″ x 38.75″, and the snack bar area is 26″ x 36″ and is just left to the door.
The TV wall will have a large screen TV. We’re thinking around 65-75 inches. It will be hung on the wall, of course. Below the TV, we are making a built-in console area. We’re using the same pre-made cabinets that we used for our built-in media wall in the living room. We will have 2 cabinets and then a shelf in between the cabinets to hold some of the electronic components. We will have surround sound for that movie theater experience. The TV wall is 107″ wide and is to the right of the door.
After all the framing is done, we will be moving on to drywall and mudding. Andy didn’t know if he wanted to do the mudding himself as it’s such a messy job. So, we don’t know if we’ll be hiring that out. Stay tuned for next week! And by sure to check out all the other amazing projects here on the One Room Challenge Blog.
Until next time Treasure Hunters!
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