Having passed the framing and electrical inpsections, the next direct step for the basement was to finish up the insulation. For the first time ever, this task turned out to be easier than I expected.
Yesterday the new flooring for the basement was delivered. I'm not quite ready to install it but I do have a sample on the floor already!
Today I consider the similarities and differences between two closely related building types, the Chicago Bungalow and the Midwestern Ranch. What can one teach about the other?
n what was actually one of the easiest steps in the whole basement project - a day and a half of concentrated work by me, my dad, and our fabulous electrician Terry Kuehn - we made some of the most concrete-feeling progress. We've created order from chaos from order!
After all this work in the basement - slow but steady - I decided to take on something a little more quickly satisfying: painting the bedrooms grey. Check it out!
The basement framing has been proceeding in the background of several other projects and is starting to finally come together. The electrician is scheduled to come out and work with me on wiring in the next few weeks!
Remodeling is your opportunity to improve all kinds of layout flaws - tight corners, inadequate kitchen storage, not enough privacy for bedrooms - AND improve your relationship with the sun.
This addition scheme adds a mid-story den behind the garage creating a split level. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project
This addition scheme pushes new masses out to the back and side. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project
One of the most common ways to add onto a ranch is to push back or add a win. Here are the pros and cons this scheme for a recent project