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Old 03-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #16
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Nice looking place. My wife and I had this same conversation with our house. We have 2 small bedrooms upstairs, 1 small downstairs, and I've always wanted to do a master suite in the basement. Your point about resale is spot on... my wife argued the same point. Our house is priced towards young families, and that would mean essentially the parents would be in the basement bedroom and the small kids upstairs and down the hall. A lot of moms might not really like that. I'm still not sure what route we'll go... maybe just a large bedroom downstairs but save the money and not make it a suite. We'll see.

In your case... that's a very nice basement room, I see no problem utilizing it as a master.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #17
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Let us know how this turns out.
Went under contract today for a little less than list (not as much as I wanted).

Move-in late April, then the fun begins!
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:53 PM   #18
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Congrats.

It looks like a very beautiful home.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:20 AM   #19
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What!? No lawn to mow? How will you spend your weekends? LOL

Congratulations, enjoy your beautiful new home!
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:09 AM   #20
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What!? No lawn to mow? How will you spend your weekends? LOL
Oh I have already made it quite clear to the wife that one of the first things I am doing after move-in is throwing a sodding party. The WILL be a lawn!
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:30 AM   #21
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It looks great the way it is. It's beautiful. Over the years, I've landscaped about 1/3 of our yard, thinking it would be nice to have less grass (in my case, weeds) to mow. The landscaped areas take more of my time than just mowing. LOL
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:52 AM   #22
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It looks great the way it is. It's beautiful. Over the years, I've landscaped about 1/3 of our yard, thinking it would be nice to have less grass (in my case, weeds) to mow. The landscaped areas take more of my time than just mowing. LOL
Yeahhhh, but there's nothing like the feeling of grass under bare feet on a hot summer day. I GOTTA gave some greeeen. :-)
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:16 PM   #23
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I actually slept in a basement for years in an older house
No noise, easy to make the bedroom dark -which I like
A dehumidifier did run during the day, I shut it off at night
Best part was that the basement was cool during the summer
Made for some very nice sleeping
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #24
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Hey guys.

I know this is an old thread but if anyone is interested in seeing what we ended up doing with the basement I've attached some photos...

We still have a few things on the list (full basement bathroom remodel, exercise room, etc..) but not off to a bad start I think.

We put in that new carpet over the old concrete, repainted the walls and ceilings, and hung new closet doors so far.

Thanks for looking
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #25
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Looking good.

I subscribed to this thread with hopes you would post your progress.

Any other changes to the upstairs or outside?
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It looks beautiful! You guys did a great job. Thanks for posting the pictures.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:30 PM   #27
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Oh yeah, I have a ton of photos... I'll show a few and separate the rooms by posting.

To start, here's pics of the yard.

As you can see, I tossed the red woodchips and laid some sod. This is about a 5-6 week old pic. The sod has since filled in completely except for the spots the dog has chosen to annihilate.

Also, you can see our patio furniture. We went with Eucalyptus because teak was just too freaky expensive.

Other than the sod, the front yard remains unchanged for now.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #28
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Now for the interior.

We didnt change much in the living room. Just added my wife's expensive taste in furniture.

Same goes for the guest bed except I did install a fan/light in there to get some circulation going.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:35 PM   #29
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Finally, here is the man cave. Nothing incredibly cool in there yet but I have ideas brewing.....
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