RECORDING STUDIO PROGRESS
Construction for this room was 2 months!
It was under big constriction (contractors obviously, we didn't do that part ourselves so it could be professionally done) this used to be one whole room! it got sectioned it off to include the window!
The rest we did: We wanted this as soundproofed as possible, so we used the material people use for lining automobiles! This worked so well!! The only sound we need to take care of is the sound going through the window and door! We plan to use plexiglass for both, creating an extra layer of soundproof! This may seem plain but trust me, were going to make it look really cool and creative! This was such an inexpensive project considering we did this ourselves! The material came out to $100 but it was huge... huge roll! this is enough material to soundproof other areas we plan to use! The boards themselves were about $20 per box, and covers 20 SqFt per box. So pretty much this was $160 to do both sides! the only real con was that it was time consuming to get the outlets cut out, however- thats pretty worth it, because that was all it was! Once we got the hang of screwing the boards in first, then nailing into the wall it was a quick process. This only took 2 days! We have big plans for the rest of the rooms! This is such a creative space, so were going to make it look entirely different with a twisted style. The only thing we need to do is buy a new blade because it did make some jagged cuts- HOWEVER!! The jagged cuts actually gave it a natural look and was perfect against the rest of the wood. So it came out well either way!
JAZZ LOUNGE PROGRESS:
Construction for this room is the biggest challenge in its own way!
#1. GRANITE AND MARBLE IS HEAVY! LIKE, SIGNIFICANTLY HEAVIER THAN I THOUGHT.
#2. WALL PAPER (High grade- Hotel Quality- Legit) ISN'T AS EASY AS PEOPLE THINK to put up.
#3. TOO MANY PRETTY COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM!!
Though, these were big steps we finally got the room on the right track. the hard part now is... the bar!
What you will see soon is how we brace the bar. a make-shift sub-floor to keep it stable on wheels because we don't want to brace it to the floor. we want to re arrange the room as we see fit!- and that bar is NOT light. I'm excited to work on this room because we are going to redo the bar by painting it, and adding cool artistic details. Also, the other wall will not be grey! we painted it and decided it needs more... style. we are thinking metallic copper/gold.
Have A Drink!
So much movement! we moved the bar to this corner instead for several reasons.
#1. as nice as it looked, we didn't want the bar to be the focal point of the room
#2. it's not in the way, and makes the room look more cozy
#3. it's closer to a water line so in the future we can add a sink- which would be ideal for the bartender
Attaching the soundproofing to the ceiling was really the only hard part. it's easier if you have more than two people and have more than one ladder. however, once it's up there- it looks great! make sure that you are always centered when you put these up. you do NOT want to redo this step. for us, we only needed 3 panels made.
This is hands down my favorite color paint. "Copper kiss" is a fantastic color to put on your walls when you want a different take on gold. Now, there were a couple of issues at first. This paint is very thin, so it takes 3 - 4 coats to get it to a proper dark copper. It is vey light at first, but when it dries it dries into a mesmerizing copper/gold metallic look! Perfect for the theme we are going for!