After being out of the country for a couple of weeks, we were anxious to get back and see what progress had been made at the house. I’m happy to say a lot was done at the house and we are so, so close to wrapping up the full project… but not quite there yet.
Walking in the front door brought a huge surprise, of new paint, new floors and all of the dust and clutter gone. Oh and look at that kitchen! Continue reading
There are just a couple of items left to wrap up the basement, so we can finally, hopefully, ideally, stop existing in just one room of our house.
Lots of progress with the basement bathroom too!And some pretty tile to show! Continue reading
Hey, remember these stairs?
Well the transformation is really something.
Some updates in the basement. Drywall is up and new floors are going in.
We opted for a wood-grain ceramic tile. It’s low maintenance and looks so much better than the emerald green carpet we had to get rid of.
Now that the floor is leveled, we’re reframing in all of the walls and reducing more bulkhead sizes!
That’s where the ugly support beam was exposed, Sealing it up will make the basement look a lot cleaner and neater.
With the cement board down, the next step is to put concrete down to level the various layers out.
Next, they’ll wrap up the cement leveling, then get ready for the new tile to go down. In case you don’t recall, that alone is going to be a huge improvement from what the flooring was before.
Once the floor demolition was complete, the next step was to level it out.
Sine there were multiple materials at different levels in the basement, we wanted to make it uniform before putting the new floor down. Here, we tore out the existing wood and rebuilt a leveled platform with cement board on top.
As the basement demolition continues, we’re still making great progress.. The bathroom is now gone and lots little features have been taken care of. With every wall that comes down, the space seems bigger and bigger.
Yesterday started another exciting chapter: gutting the basement. We may be sad to leave our 90’s shag carpeting and carpeted bar behind, but it’ll be well worth it in the long run.