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Old 11-28-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I have a gameroom and with the design of my house when we watch movies it echoes throughout the house. The gameroom is upstairs and open, I'm thinking about enclosing it, effectively creating a "media room". It could also serve as an extra bedroom if I do that.

Anybody have any good contractors that could do that? I want a wall with some bookshelves built-in, a few wall outlets, internet connection, and french doors at the entrance to the room. I want contractors that are reliable, do good work, and are reasonably priced.

Also, what would a reasonable price be for this, ballpark figure?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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Should be a pretty simple job - I've done some similar work in commercial spaces. Pricing is going to depend primarily on the "finish" work you're going to need, and the wiring. Most likely, you'll be looking at adding another circuit breaker for this room, unless you're just relocating exisiting outlets.

The wall by itself - super ballpark - would be about $50 per linear foot. The finish work will have a ton of variables (i.e. type of finish, length/difficulty of any new wiring runs, etc.)

I'd say you should be able to get the job done in the $3K range with decent finishes. Just make sure to address any lighting challenges you might have in the room and a possible closet space (you'll need a closet to market the space as a bedroom in the future.) Also, pay attention to the HVAC layout - you could end up confining cold/warm air.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Don't let a carpenter or general remodeler handle the A/V design. They think ceiling speakers are suitable. They think fiberglass in the walls will insulate the sound. It will not help at all if that matters. At least get advice from an A/V firm before you get started (if that kind of stuff matters).
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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I was quoted an estimate of $4k to do the same to my rather large gameroom, including soundproofing the walls and re-routing some AC ducts.
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