Whaddup? Long time no see, huh? I’ve been SO incredibly busy realizing this basement plan. The last two weeks have been nuts. I have basically abandoned my family and live in the basement surviving only on food people bring me and beers. Sorry in advance if my writing skills are not up to par, this body is still tired and the lack of social interaction is taking its toll.
Minus the sore back, it’s actually been really fun and satisfying to work on the basement. The worker dudes left me with a drywalled basement about 2 weeks ago. It is my responsibility to get it painted, wallpapered and decked out with new cabinetry before the guys come back to do the finishing touches.
There has been so much that has changed over the last two weeks. In week 7 it was a mad rush to get all the walls and ceiling primed and painted before the flooring guys came to install our new amazing floor – its vinyl, crazy, huh? Why vinyl, well it looks like wood, it’s waterproof, it can have cabinetry installed on top of it (unlike floating floor systems), and it can easily be replaced if damaged. It comes in 3″x 36″ strips so it doesn’t look like vinyl tiles, it really looks like wood – there is texture on the surface and an edge to it, just like a real wood floor. I love it.
Once the floor was installed it was time for cabinetry, and that my friends, is what I have been doing for 10 hours a day for the last 4 days. It looks great! We are only shy a few cabinet fronts – they should be in at Ikea later this week. I have a little more tweaking to do after the guys get done installing all the baseboard and trim, but I’m not expecting that to be too much work.
Anyway, it’s all coming together really quickly now, and I have my fingers and toes crossed that the fam and I will be having movie night in our new basement this weekend!
So here’s a few pretty pics of the progress:
Also, I installed the fridge under the window, now we just need electricity to get it up and running, oh yeah, there is no power yet :(