We are creating a second family room in our basement, hoping to create a space where our teenage kids can hang out with their friends. Here is am image of the plan...
The square area is about 16' x 16', which will give plenty of room for the kids.
Here is the new entry to the kids bedrooms and bath. As shown in an earlier post, this takes away the need for the long, dark hallway. The doorway is thick, since this wall holds the main house drain and central vacuum system.
The built-in bookshelves will go into this hole (82" high x 92" wide). The sheetrock around the inside perimeter of the opening is only there to deaden sound coming from inside the wall. I will hopefully be building the bookshelves this weekend.