Basement Remodel

Blog series by Becky consisting of 6 parts so far

Part 1: mysteries abound...

03-03-2013 08:14 PM by Becky | 157 comments »

so today was sort of day one of this project. My parents came over to help me move everything from the side of the basement that is being redone, to the other side, which is staying unfinished. I was amazed how quickly we got everything packed up and moved to it’s temporary home. We were also able to get the old shag carpeting up and into my truck for a dump run tomorrow. Unfortunately dad won’t be around to help unload. That being said, here’s an updated pic. l

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Part 2: demo time! part one of many

03-09-2013 02:37 PM by Becky | 7 comments »

So I got started on demoing the little pieces of the basement last night that have to be done before fireplace tiling can ensue and the installers arrive to start putting the walls up. The unfortunate part is I’ve lost my help due to health issues so I’m a one woman wrecking and cleanup crew. With stairs included, I’ll be sure to mark this down as part of my cardio routine for the week! Anywhoo, I got a few of the furring strips down from the perimeter wall, and some of t...

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Part 3: Demo is about done...until the SO speaks up

04-29-2013 10:00 PM by Becky | 2 comments »

so my cousin was kind enough to come up this past Saturday and help me complete 95% of the demo.All that is left is to finish taking up the linoleum and cutback adhesive (if I can), and apparently now my SO has added replacing the stair treads and risers. They were carpeted before, but I was under the impression they could just be ‘recovered’ with a new oak tread and riser. HA! Until I measured the current tread and found it’s 2x material. sigh so if we want oak stairs, th...

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Part 4: On Hold?!

05-05-2013 05:38 PM by Becky | 3 comments »

So we talked with our project foreman this week, and it appears the great city I live in is requiring an ICC Engineering report for the product we are having installed in our basement. The company has reports for all of the materials separately that make up the soft wall, but not a report for the piece as a whole. Quote is 4 – 6 months. This is why we DIY, right? The company has been good to give us options, and even throw in some extras even though they aren’t the ones causing th...

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Part 5: Getting Started....3 months later....

05-31-2013 12:55 AM by Becky | 4 comments »

Looks like my basement remodel is finally going to start Monday morning at 7:30. It’s been a looong road to get us here, but we finally got the communication chain we’ve been asking for since we started this process. I’m glad to finally be getting some good news as it’s been a tough week. Even though the majority of the demo is done, I found out a few things that still need to be completed this weekend – and I need to start scrubbing the vinyl adhesive up again ...

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Part 6: starting to look more like a living space

06-27-2013 02:40 PM by Becky | 1 comment »

I don’t really want to say basement because it really isn’t looking like a basement any more! I’ll have to take more pics today of the baseboard moulding – it went in last night. Supposedly it will all be stained today. Updated : pictures with the trim stained here’s my hearth tiling project – the plani-patch layer

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