Friday, November 9, 2012

98% there!

The basement is still in progress but with only a few things left to do.
If it was big enough, I would invite you all over for a movie. It is so cozy down here, we love it!

Our steps along the way.

First, we moved in! A great deal of a house with good potential.

Second - demolition. Demolition revealed more wallpaper, holes from all the nails holding up the wood paneling and studs that were not the right size or secured properly. So rather then tearing out some things, we just tore out everything.

Third -Framing with 2X4 ( I did miss a step here, design what the room(s) will be, the function, layout of furniture, so everything works out when done) Going off my design, Brandon with some great help framed out the perimeter of the room.

Fourth - Sub Floor. There are many things you can do for a sub floor, some more money then others. We choose Styrofoam and plywood.

Fifth - Install doors in openings (also remember your doors when framing)

Sixth- Tape and mud the seams in the drywall (I think this is most peoples least favorite step. It takes skills, time and patience. And sanding gets messy and the dust travels through out the house.

 Seventh -wipe down walls with damp cloths. Prime and Paint.Painting in our basement included the ceiling, walls, doors and the side walls of the stairs (the risers and treads would be covered with carpet soon)

Eighth - install floor. We hired a company to install carpet and we love it! We matched the carpet in other rooms of our house, it gives everything more flow.

Ninth - Baseboards and trim. With talented help the baseboards, window casing and door trim was all done in two days. Dap was used to fill the nail holes and the top gap. I went around with a small brush to touch up the wall just above the baseboard from the dap.

Tenth - Move furniture in!

Here we are today.

Some things left to do.
Decorative trim on the inner part of the window casing. There is a gap since our house is not square anywhere. Then I will paint the trim. And finally hang curtains.
We have decided and designed in our heads that we will do a sliding farm door for the crawl space. below are some inspirations thanks to Pinterest.
Last but not least, hide the tv wire through the ceiling of the laundry room and the furnace room.

Next room - Playroom!

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