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Old 01-10-2011, 01:11 AM   #16
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Thanks for the tips on the sealer but I too thought of that. I plan on staining the jams soon then pulling the doors completly off during the rest of the basement renovation or at the bare minimum put some plastic sheeting up over the doors. I am hoping my air compressor would certainly blow off any dust that gets on them. Fortunately framing is a pretty clean job, sheetrock is the mess! More pictures to come after it gets painted this week.

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Thanks for the tips on the sealer but I too thought of that. I plan on staining the jams soon then pulling the doors completly off during the rest of the basement renovation or at the bare minimum put some plastic sheeting up over the doors. I am hoping my air compressor would certainly blow off any dust that gets on them. Fortunately framing is a pretty clean job, sheetrock is the mess! More pictures to come after it gets painted this week.
Yes, plastic is a good idea. it is always that little area around where you grab the door which seems to get dirty. Always better to keep the wood clean if you can.

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Looks great so far! I really like the random bond on the vertical tile in the shower.

I might suggest carrying over the dark bronze in the fixture of the bathroom into the door hinges and knob as well.

Did you do something to the concrete floor in the weight room, or is that just the existing concrete finish?
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What I plan on doing is certainly to get oil rub bronzed door hinges, knobs etc. All the gold is going bye bye. The floor in the weight room are actually sponge mats (very high quality mats). The floor looks pretty dirty in those photos but they mop up really nice. I am also going to do an espresso colored 3"x12" espresso colored bull nose tile for the floor trim in the bathroom as I think it will really tie everything together. I think that will really set the room off. I am so excited to get these small projects finished up before moving on to the larger sections. I will add more photos soon.
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Additional weigh room pic and pic looking into where the game closet is located between the bedroom and bathroom. Those two black bars hanging down are pull up bars with grip tape on them. They are on opposite joists and hold our weight no problem. They are specifically for P90X!
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #21
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Curious what kind of climate you are located in...and what you are doing for heat. You mentioned heated tiles in bathroom...is that electric or hot water system? Any thing in the other spaces?
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:02 AM   #22
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Well I live in Iowa and I have forced air heat in each room in the basement however the concrete gets so cold that this is the only room that will have tile on it when you'd have your shoes off. I have an electric floor heat mat 120 volts. It works very well but it takes the tiles I'd say 45 min to an hour to heat the floor nicely. This time of year as it is around zero outside the floor temp of my basement is around 55-60 degrees. With the floor on it runs about 75-80 degrees.
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Well I have been progressing on the project. I got the walls framed up around this particular room as well as the half wall that will house a rounded front countertop. The open top of the half wall will also be coming down about 15" from where it is now. Then the top will be rounded. I ran out of lumber so I plan on making a run to the store on Thursday and or Friday to continue to work on the project. I have some of the bulk heads done but I am going all the way around the entire basement to give it a recessed ceiling look. Alot of work but it will certainly be worth it.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #24
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Sharp remodel dude!.... You are putting a lot of people to shame!
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:18 PM   #25
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thanks podge! It would be helpful at times to have family come and help but they have projects themselves or so they say. My wife does a good job helping out too!
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Ryan-50... I'm sure your family will help build your bar, I'll bet you have some family that is decent at finish work. If not, I bet they would drink at your bar! Peace out...
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Well I got quite a bit done as of late!! Carpet in the room has been installed and looks excellent! Recessed lights are installed, next I will be installing recessed lighting in the bulkheads which also turned out excellent. Everything is level and near ready for sheetrock. Doors are in the process of being stained by my wife (excellent assistant) I originally wanted this done before super bowl 2012 but now I am hoping for season opener NFL! Keep checking back.
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making some headway bro! bedroom looks nice... I will be finishing the first coat of mud tonight.... No crown, I am taping the corners....
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I second the compliment on the doors. They look very classy. Someone gave my son has a Weider weight station similar to yours. Hopefully, we can make room for it in the basement one of thes days. For now it is set up in the garage.
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Recessed lights are up and fully functional but I ran into a 3 way wire snafu that I need some assistance with hopefully my good friends on diychat can help me out. I will be posting the question in the electrical section. Lights look great though!

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