WE always wanted to finish the basement on our own.
We know we would get more from our layout than Ryan could ever give us.
We made a game room, (movie room, no games here) bar area, laundry room and full bath.
We are currently in the home stretch of finishing it up.
Its tough work, long work, when only two people work on it, but totally worth it
***Our bar area we will prob do some time next year, so this area is just "prepped".
We are finishing our tile in our shower now.
We had to move our rough ins, they were not properly placed, people make sure your rough ins are correct, its a real bitch to move them on your own.
Framing is actually the easiest part.
We hired drywallers. We had to, that would have taken months, they fully did it in 6 days start to finish, money well spent. Only people we hired, proud of ourselves.
|Bulk heads prove to be a little challenging. Above pic|
|Above, inside pic of the utility closet.|
|Above, pic of bathroom, you can see in pic how far we had to move the toilet.|
|Above, looking down hallway into bath and laundry room.|
|Above, now looking into bath and laundry. :)...ahhhhh|
|Paint time!! Oh boy the paint gun, super efficient but you have to have a sprayer and then|
someone behind your rollering.
|Best part of this project is we could spray paint all the doors and trim without "paint brushing" them, want to talk|
about a time saver!!
|Above, Best Advice We can GIVE, attach all door with paint stick stirers, that way the all stand up|
and you can spray them all instead of the roller derby, looks awesome, no brush strokes.
|Above, paint stir option to keep door standing while you paint. Spray paint that is, such an awesome finish.|
|Ah and yes spray paint the trim too on the floor.!!|
|Imagine painting all these by hand, no thanks you, paint them before you install them!!|
|Hallway into bath and laundry|
|Us installing the hard wood floors in bar area, (laminate style since in basement, cant put hardwood in basement on concrete, so we were told.)|
|Prepping for carpet, oh yea we hired those guys too.|
|Ahh, my laundry room, cant wait to get cabinets and shelving too!|
|In the process of tiling.|
|OK YES TV is super small, one is on order. LOL Game room area. I am thinking|
of using that pic by
the electrical box to cover it, but still not sure yet, thats a real challenge.
|Above, looking into bar area|
|Bar area to be maybe late next year. All the plumbing, outlets and plugs are in place.|
|"to be" bar|
|Bar area looking out into game room. Better yet lets say movie room, there are NO games in there!|
|Ah the door that hides all the ugly junk that makes the house run.|
|Pretty area huh?|
|Above, tile we found that we are using for listello in shower and backsplash in kitchen. For the Listello part, we cut this in half to get to pieces out of it :).|
|Above, managed to tuck away all the ugly stuff.|
|Above, so this is the closet where the water shut off is, but we put shelving and this is|
where all TV components are. Hubby wired them from TV into the ceiling
and now we use an RF remote
and no one sees any ugly cable boxes or blu ray or PS4 wires.