Remember in July when we started to close in space go gain more space? In the 3 days we were off my hubby moved all the items out of the way, built the framing, ran the electrical and started hanging brackets for the storage shelves.
After we returned from vacation we kept going little by little - an hour here and there, accommodating our work and kids schedules. I'm happy so say that our first of many steps is now completed.
The wall up the stairs in done, the wall dividing the space as well. The drywall is hung, hubby mudded, sanded and painted. He hung the door and added the trim and hardware. Electrical outlets are at the proper locations, new lights are installed in the storage area for a brighter room and lots of storage shelves were hung.
Then hubby moved his tools and other items into the space, freeing up some of the main basement and allowing for more organized storage. The room is not huge, but it's a lot more functional now - so yes, a big check mark next to this to-do!
We still have a many things to complete in the basement:
- General organization of the stuff (check out that mess!!!)
- Unpacking of boxes
- Insulating and drywalling exterior walls
- Building of ceiling and install of pot lights
- Installation of floor
- Plumbing rough-in for a bathroom and subsequent bathroom build
- New windows
We'll be moving step by step on this project as time and budget allows. My placement of the couch above just gives me the slightest insight into how the space might look one day.
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