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Old 04-07-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Basement is done!


It only took me 10 weeks...yeah I know...you don't believe me do you?
Well it's true and my friends and I worked around the clock it seemed to get it done.

Thanks to everyone for helping me with it.

It's an 1100 sq ft remodel of our basement. It has two storage areas, a walkout (french door), egress window, full wet bar with beermeister, sink, washing machine and wine chiller, granite tops, wall to wall carpeting with 250 sq ft of 12" tile at the bar.
There is a 18 sq ft powder room, tiled with a a Saniflo toilet due to my plumbing being above grade.
Baseboard electric heat, 24 halo lights, cable and CAT5 runs...permitted and inspected

Here are some pics... I welcome your comments.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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Fantastic Job!!!

(clap, clap, clap)

Very nicely laid out. I absolutely love that bar set up with the TV screen on the wall.

Thanks for sharing the pictures with us....
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thank you. It was quite a project. Having never done anything more than paint in my life, this was a great challenge and learning experience. I saved a ton of money doing it myself too.
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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Fabulous job.
Looks really nice.

Congratulations!

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Excellent job!

I'm looking to do something similar in my basement one day!
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Great job.
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Thanks.
Tomorrow morning is my final walkthrough inspection with the township....then I have the pleasure of being informed by them that my taxes are going up because they reassessed me....
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Very nice. Enjoy it.
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Very nice... I am going to try the same thing this summer. However I have done things like this before so I know what your experience was the first go around. Enjoy it!!!
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Final inspection passed!! Now I'm waiting on the electrical inspector....
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Excellant job in 10 weeks....


the most amazing job to me is the bar... you did the capentry yourself....?

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Those bar cabinets are Lowes medium grade cabinets. We sat with a Lowes designer a few times and whipped it out.

I installed them myself which was surprisingly easy for me and a friend to do in a couple afternoons...

We installed the beermeister first just to make sure the cabinets would fit around it properly.
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Do you mind telling me how much it costs you in Lowes.. I sure want somthing like that... but would imagine it will cost a lot...
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Sure thing...

- The design work
- 20 cabinets
- Trim, molding and crown molding
- Delivery
- Extra stain for our corbels we used when we built the bar
- Hardware (knobs)

Around $6000 total... Some may say that's high, low... it worked for us.
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it sound reasonable price... Looks like Lowes has a good customer service considering your messages... I kind of reluctant to talk to HD people as they generally kind of very unhelpful to me... may be I will try Lowes .... but if you look at individual items... HD seems to beat Lowes in pricing...
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