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Old 09-18-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Well it's been about 10 months since I started this project and I finally see light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to the many here willing to share their expert opinins and guidance. I still have a few things to do besides the floor covering, but here I am today.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Lookin slick! I really like what you've done with the place. I assume it was previously an unfinished concrete block wall?

I like the recessed ceiling in those two spots. Why the is center so much lower... for air ducting?

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:22 AM   #3
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Thanks! Yes, the mechanicals run thru the soffits plus the support beams.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thanks! Yeah, I need to build the columns, do floor coverings and replace two windows and trim them and we will use it. It did start out as a concrete box when I moved in. I may have to wait awhile to build the bar area. I will tile it for the bar when doing the floors.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:41 AM   #5
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Looks good! I was planning on doing the floors before the baseboard. Any reason to do the baseboards first?
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Sorry, I missed your post.

I did the baseboard first so I could set them up from the floor enough that if we decided on carpet, the carpet installer could tuck the edge under them. And God forbid if the basement ever leaked enough to wet the floor and floor coverings, the base would be high and dry (assuming I catch it in time)
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Small update. But as they say the best way to eat an elephant is one bit at a time.
I finished the railing on the open side of the stair case and moved the brat into her room. She's using the bonus room, LOL. Also finished the bathroom (except for wall hangings) that's the brides job.
We will get the reat of the floor coverings down in a few weeks. I still need to tile the bar area and build the columns.
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Lookin' good!
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Thanks! Yeah, I need to build the columns, do floor coverings and replace two windows and trim them and we will use it. It did start out as a concrete box when I moved in. I may have to wait awhile to build the bar area. I will tile it for the bar when doing the floors.
can you tell us what you did behind the drywall?
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also, how did you vent the exhaust out for the bathroom? looks good so far!
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that looks incredible!

*packs up - moves in*
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can you tell us what you did behind the drywall?
Just 2X4 studs and faced R13 insulation. The basement has always been dry. I put Ruxol sound deading in the ceilings.
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also, how did you vent the exhaust out for the bathroom? looks good so far!
I ran the exhaust fan duct out thru the back of the house. The joist ran in that direction so no cutting them.
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Hello!
I loved your basement work. I know this is a very generic question... What is the cost per sq.ft to finish the basement? We have 1000sq.ft unfinished basement and i am trying to estimate how much it would be to convert it to a living space. I would really appreciate your input. Thank you.

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