Basements tend to become very large closets that just happen to be located at the bottom of our houses, usually more quickly than we'd like to admit. Holiday decor, old, broken items, and anything you'd rather deal with later end up thrown down there and forgotten about...until suddenly you realize you can't see the floor through all the clutter anymore.
After only six months of living in his new home, this guy saw his subterranean room heading in that direction. Instead of shrugging it off, he decided to give it an epic makeover.
The original, messy area.
He started by clearing it out and adding roof battens along the wall.
Then he covered those with drywall pillars.
Next it was time to paint the walls and ceiling black.
He wanted less light reflected throughout the room.
Then he filled the space in between the pillars with brick facing.
And installed dark carpeting over the concrete.
The pillars were then covered with self-gluing velour.
He planned to light the brick between the pillars with LED lights, so he made some covers using wood and silence cloth.
Next, he built a custom door to maximize soundproofing.
He filled the frame with plenty of Rockwool...
Covered that with a board...
Added extra foam and painted the edges.
The complete door keeps all the sound where it should be: inside.
Finally, he soldered RGB LED strips directly to wires and strung them up around the room.
The result: a gorgeous home cinema experience.
Only thing left to do now is grab the popcorn!
Imagine all the amazing movie marathons these guys are going to have! I wonder if he might sell me a ticket to join in...