The drywall was hung, taped, and textured and now its ready for me to get on with painting. I have a quick decision to make. Help!
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!
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!
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!
Nothing shows the importance of insulation like an IR thermometer. It is best used when the temperature differential between inside and outside is greatest - mid summer or winter.
With winter coming (the weather just shifted from 70's to 40's this week), I was reminded of a punch list of get it done in good weather items. One was last weeks painting catch-all. Another is the possibly crazy goal of getting the mudroom framed in, scheduled for next week. This week I wanted to … Continue reading Basement Progress: Snugged in for winter with new basement Windows
Once we filled in the big hole we'd had dug in the ground, I turned my attention to filling in the big hole we'd had cut in the basement wall. We want to turn that area of the basement into a legal fourth bedroom. For health and safety reasons a bedroom, especially one in a … Continue reading Basement Progress: Bedroom Light and Vent, plus an Egress Window!
We made big jump forward in basement progress this week with the jump start on the new egress window. From first thing Monday morning to late Wednesday we made some pretty dramatic changes to the south side of the house!
We got the walls of the new basement bathroom done and had the plumbers back to do the rough in. It is really starting to look like a room with the vent and supply lines in and especially with the shower enclosure installed.