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Now comes the fun part

So we're still wrapping up the final stages of room construction (doors and trim) we actually got the pocket door that I made hung the...

We have a floor!

So the guys we had come finish the floor were amazing. They got here at 8am on Tuesday and worked until 6:30pm. They were back in the...

How hard could it be?

When it comes to tiling, the answer is HARD. Now I've tiled before, but I've never been responsible for a whole room. I was still pretty...

Doors, Floor, and Trim

Doors, floor, and trim.... somehow this is the list of what remains to be done in terms of construction. It kind of seems unreal when I...

What a ceiling!

I at least had the foresight when we started to realize that I wanted nothing to do with a drywall ceiling. I can deal with sanding a...

Storage!

So one of the nice things about building a room from nothing is that when you're painting, you don't have to tape anything off. We wanted...

Agreeable Gray

Getting the walls painted was a HUGE milestone in the basement reno. For the walls we decided to use Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray. I...

It's a duct in a box!

All the houses in our area from this era had central heat/air put in much later. How anyone lived around here without AC is beyond me....

Putting up walls

The easiest part of hanging drywall is attaching it to studs. This leads to a false sense that it's going to be quick and easy. Let me...

Back in the basement

After taking measurements for the room, Mr. Handy and I placed an order for the construction supplies that we needed for the basement...

Demo Days!

My husband (who has decided that he would like to go by the alias Mr. Handy) was really excited about the prospect of tearing the...

Asbestos!

We knew from the start that the existing tile in the basement was asbestos tile (tip: if you have 8x8 inch tile in an older house,...