We also sealed the cement with paint we had leftover from other projects, which explains the lovely colours on the walls. The problem with this basement is the crap job they did with the cement floor. It is far from level and has lots of high and low spots. One of the high ones being the drain in the floor. Can you say "DUH!" We want to raise the floor up off the cement for warmth, but having to level the new floor over the old un-level floor has been a pain in the you know what! This has resulted in having to run 2x6es and support them with various thicknesses of wood at various points.
|2x6 floor supports and Zac sorting screws for his Dad.|
|The 2x6es getting wedged down.|
Lots of extra steps in what should have been a basic job of putting down a new floor. After getting that all done we were able to put the 'chip board' down on top and get it all screwed and glued in place and then gave it a quick coat of paint to seal it.
|The chip board on top of 2x6es.|
|The shelf side of the shelf.|
This will be where I can put sorted laundry and store cleaning products and other items. What you are looking at here is what will be the hallway into the laundry room.
Like I said, renos are not pretty, but it sure feels good to be getting them done. We have begun to dismantle Alley's temporary room now as well, after she very efficiently got all of her things packed up and moved out to the sunroom (a project put on hold until the basement gets done). This earned her a trip to Campbell River to stay with her Nana!! Or could it be because she doesn't have a room?
We've also relocated the woodstove in the basement to a more central location, and actually got it all hooked up and working again last night.
|Needs a good cleaning and a coat of stove black!|
|The landing newly opened up into what was Alley's bedroom.|
It's back to the basement for me now. My goal for today is to get Zac's room packed up of all non essential toys and misc. items. We're on a bit of a time limit with this project, as the kids and I will be heading north for my job as camp cook in May and I want to leave hubby with as much of the heavy stuff done. It would be nice to come home at the end of July to a nice new basement all ready to move in to!