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Old 05-27-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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Started to finish my unifinished basement in Feb - - I estimate I am currently 2 weeks or so away from being finished. House was built in 2007, poured concrete basement walls, one egress window. In total we're adding 725 finished sq feet that includes a large family room, den/office (which we'll use as a toy room for now), and a full bathroom.

I've done the vast majority of the work myself with the exception of electrical and drywall mainly.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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Drywall and finish work at current state (5/27/09)
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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Who was that pajama clad dwarf in one of the pic's? Looks great, dorf dude...
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Excellent work... any bathroom pics?
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The smaller size of the bathroom makes pics challenging, but when we get it done, I'll post some more if I can get a good look at it.
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Who was that pajama clad dwarf in one of the pic's? Looks great, dorf dude...

That's my little man (he'll be 2 in Aug)....he really enjoyed being down there with me. I gave him a 2' level and a small hammer and he would go down there and help daddy whenever he could.
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Great job on your basement project! Everything looks well planned out, and I'm sure it turned out great. Love the idea of the custom fireplace in the corner. I noticed you placed your two front speakers in the ceiling, and your two rear in the wall, I am currently contemplating this exact scenario. The color is a little dark for my personal preference, but, to each his own! I do like how you've painted the sides of the bulkheads to match the walls, this seams to be common practice lately, and I think I will have to try it out. The little man maybe be only two, but doesn't it seem less like "work" when you have a little assistant?
My Springer Spaniel currently serves as my assistant...

Looks great, thanks for sharing!
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Great job on your basement project! Everything looks well planned out, and I'm sure it turned out great. Love the idea of the custom fireplace in the corner. I noticed you placed your two front speakers in the ceiling, and your two rear in the wall, I am currently contemplating this exact scenario. The color is a little dark for my personal preference, but, to each his own! I do like how you've painted the sides of the bulkheads to match the walls, this seams to be common practice lately, and I think I will have to try it out. The little man maybe be only two, but doesn't it seem less like "work" when you have a little assistant?
My Springer Spaniel currently serves as my assistant...

Looks great, thanks for sharing!
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The color is a little dark for a basement, but with the white trim it's not too bad. We also have a lot of lights down there, which helps too. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like when the carpet is in (going in a week from today).

Regarding ceiling speaker placement - I had some consultation from a friend that works for Best Buy's Magnolia Home Theater department. He assured me the in-ceiling speakers will be very effective (actually have three speakers in the ceiling, including the center speaker along with the R&L Front). I went with Speakercraft AIM8THREE'S with aimable tweeters, so they should work quite well. Hoping to have those hooked up to everything withing a month or so and am excited to hear everything. I ordered the receiver and subwoofer, but still have to get the TV and Blue-Ray player.
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Very exciting, I am hoping I will bet getting much of the same done very soon.

Did you work on the fireplace stones & mortar yourself? Was that a difficult job, I am leaning going this way, but Electric insert instead...
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I actually didn't do it myself, though I was planning on it. I was able to get installation for 50% off, so I opted to spend the money to have it done. I figure after what I would have paid in materials it was only $150-200 to have it done for me.
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nice job im about to get started this weekend on my basement
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nice job im about to get started this weekend on my basement
Good luck...post some pictures of your progress!

I have my laminate wood floor down in the landing and bathroom, and have all doors now installed and trimmed out. This weekend will be final plumbing (toilet and vanity/sink install) along with some painting, final touch ups and cleaning. Carpet's coming Monday, so hoping to have final inspection next week.
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Awesome color! Perfect for my new office, what color is it?
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Terrific job! Love the fireplace, tho' grey is probably the last color I'd choose. Each to his own! Cute li'l munchkin! Blessings!

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