This is actually a project from a few months ago I forgot to report on. Here's how I chipped out the old vinyl floor, pulled the existing toilet, snapped in the new floor and popped in the replacement all between 8am and 8 pm.
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!
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!
This is a change I made to the house almost immediately but forgot to blog. There have been a lot of existing conditions here that I've decided to just live with "for now" because I knew I'd fix them later but the bathroom window just could't wait. Due to the vagaries of lot lines and … Continue reading Micro Update: Instant Bathroom Window Privacy
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.
In order to start the next stage of basement progress, framing up the new walls, I needed the plumbers to come back and move some old pipes out of my way. At the same time they replaced a bunch of aging equipment and re-located the water heater to make a more efficient pipe layout!
I poured a mother freaking 28 square foot concrete slab in the basement this week ... and it really wasn't that hard. Here's how I did it (hint: I roped my parents into some of the extra manual labor!)
Two weeks ago I took the most dramatic step yet in bringing the basement plans to fruition. A crew of plumbers showed up at 8 in the morning with jack hammers and tore up a big patch of concrete slab in the basement. This is step one of removing the ridiculous open-to-the-laundry toilet and shower … Continue reading Basement Progress: The Huge Hole to get at the Under-Slab Plumbing
Having finally (mostly) cleared the deck in the basement I took a moment to revel in the bare walls, exposed floor joists overhead and swept-clean floor. Then I got out my laser measure, a pair of tape measures, a sharpie and a roll of blue painters tape.
Here's what you'll want to have on hand in order to take own your own basement demolition. You can get most of these for under twenty bucks, and with them, you'll be set to tear about nearly any basement.