Enjoying the movies without sticky theater floors
High Ridge, Missouri, member Michael Nguyen loves going to the movies, but doesn’t enjoy the high prices, sticky floors, chatty people and crying babies while he’s trying to enjoy the movies on the silver screen.
Wanting a comfortable place to watch the flicks, Nguyen contacted highly rated MBA Contracting of House Springs, Missouri, to enclose an area of his basement to build a theater room, something he wanted to do for years.
“The media equipment was already in place, but the area I was using to watch movies was not enclosed, so I couldn’t turn up the volume very loud at night without waking up my wife and kids,” he says.
The job included building two walls, insulating them, moving two speakers, adding three new can lights and four wall sconces, building a platform and adding wall outlets as necessary.
Nguyen chose MBA based on the Angie’s List Big Deal he purchased for a week of general contractor work at $1,499 and because he says they had great reviews.
Nguyen says the $5,649 he paid was a good value for the work compared to other bids he received.
The original bid included two can lights, but he says owner Jeff Payne didn’t think two would be enough, so he installed another, but stuck to the bid. “I think Jeff Payne is one of the most honest individuals I’ve dealt with,” Nguyen says.
Nguyen knew what he wanted in the room, but says he relied on MBA for advice on outlet locations and the height of the sconces. His favorite part of the job was seeing it start and watching it all come together in the end. The room is holding up, and his family thinks it’s great, too. Upon completion, Nguyen christened the new room with a viewing of “Tarzan” with his kids. “I’m wishing I had done it sooner,” he says.