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Old 04-30-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

My wife and I are going to remodel our basement and are starting to look for ideas/designs. My plan is to get some rough sketching done and then ask for your guys suggestions, concerns, comments.

Some general info. Our house was built in 1979 and part of the basement is finished (but needs to TLC & updating). The other half is unfinished (our laundry is located here.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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Here are some pictures.

Questions for everyone:
1. Any good & free room layout programs out there?
2. Fire place -- high efficiency gas, gas log set, or keep wood burning?
3. Would you keep the 2 doors (slide & walkout) or get rid of one?
4. In the unfinished area would you make laundry and 3/4 bath same room or two different rooms?
5. Would you open the stairs to the ceiling to make it feel larger?
6. Wet bar in family room -- YES or NO -- Do people actually use them?










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I put in a small but full kitchen downstairs ...no regrets great for entertaining.
If you go with 2x2 ceiling tiles with some nicer tiles you will by amazed at the difference.
A couple of ceiling fans can go a long way towards comfort.
I went with a generous amount of canned lighting also with multiple switches and some on dimmers.
Separate room for the bath ...make it look just like the main level.
Keep the slider chuck the other.
Can't beat the convenience of a gas fireplace ...I've burned enough wood in decades past to know I'm tired of the mess ect.
Have fun ..all it takes is time and money . Ha ! 5yrs of my spare time and change.

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Any concerns about being able to get large furniture or appliances out of a slider?
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I would open up the staircase.
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