I won't even venture to discuss the scope of the 'remodel' you're planning. But from my previous shops, I will say that GOOD dust collection goes a long way to maintaining peace and harmony with LOYL. My 'shop' in Arizona made it easier to keep the main house clean, since it had a mudroom between the shop and the house. I'd make a point of blowing myself off before I left the shop, and then I'd finish the tidying up in the mudroom before entering the house.
I'm glad to see you say you'll be able to drive into the shop. The very first thing that I thought of when I read this thread was..."how on earth will Doug move all the HUGE equipment into a basement shop???". I guess you'll be bringing a forklift home, huh?
Oh, and a concrete ceiling for the shop (and floor for the living area) should do a fine job of isolating the noise you'll be making!
Good luck, and let's see some plans as they come together.
Heck, the scope of what you're talking about would make a great shop build thread. It'd be stuff most of us would never see otherwise!!!
- Marty -
When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, thereís no end to what you canít doÖ