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!
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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.
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!
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.
While the "unfinished" side of the basement isn't high on my to-do list of spaces to make glorious, I did take a break last week to give it a good scrub and a fresh coat of paint.
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.