I had a dream house in my mind and they helped me to make it real. I wanted to have the basement open up and be part of the living area not a dark dungeon. They did beg and explained that if I had the TV room with open spindles at the bottom of the stars the sound would transfer upstairs like a chimney and by modifying my idea with glass would make everyone sleep better. It took a lot to convince me, but I am so Happy they had. You do not hear anything radiate from the TV. The rest of the Basement does allow some sound to travel. It was my dream basement but their building knowledge that made it work.