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Old 12-07-2010, 06:45 PM   #16
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ok here's the photos the first is the wiring i need to cover...keep in mind 6' cielings. The second is the water pipes i would like to move closer to the foundation? The third is just the corner i want to make the laundry room. Most everything in the basement will be moved to my garage when it arrives in JANUARY
It is starting to sound like it would be cheaper/easier/simpler to just leave everything as is, get a bigger garage and put your man cave in there.

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It is starting to sound like it would be cheaper/easier/simpler to just leave everything as is, get a bigger garage and put your man cave in there.
to each his own...if i wanted a smart ass answer i would have asked elsewhere instead
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OK, maybe I was a bit flip, but seriously... If you don't mind it separate from the house, it would be a new build, you could make it what you want... Don't know how costs would compare....

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Lally colums removed, 18 1/2' steel I beam installed, framed










All of the items bought so far were "had to buy now or never" I would have loved to finish the sheet rock and paint before moving everything in....now the funds have been depleted for now till january but it is functional and we are having a great time with it

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My basement looks just like yours. I'm thinking the best approach is to either paint or stain the ceiling (with a sprayer, of course), either dark to hide it or light to brighten it up - then add recessed lighting. I'm still deciding myself - I just know I'm not going to try and lower the floor, or add any kind of ceiling.

During the great depression, a lot of out-of-work guys dug their basement floors down - they just left a lip a couple feet wide around the perimeter. Don't see why you couldn't do that, but damn it'd be a lot of work.

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