OUR BASEMENT RENOVATION UPDATE | INSULATION + FRAMING

BASEMENT RENOVATION

We've patiently been waiting to continue moving forward with our basement renovation. It's definitely one of the most expensive projects we will tackle in this house no doubt. You have to factor so many different things in including hvac, windows, electrical, plumbing. However, we feel so incredibly lucky that our house was built so well, we have yet to run into any issues (knock on every surface around me covered in wood). We had a great starting point, and I feel like this basement renovation overall is going to run smoothly. 

Let's discuss the space. It's an additional 1600 square feet. This is huge for our family. More bedrooms, additional bathroom, a space to relax/play area. If I'm being honest the boys believe they are gaining the biggest and greatest man cave, so obviously we will have to accommodate for that, too ;). Now let's get to the photos. Here's what it looked like from a year ago when we started the insulation/framing. 

Before those though, I think it's important to show a fun waterproofing stage photo from two+ years ago.

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Ok. So here's a few shots mid framing/insullation. 

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What you see here will be the hallway going into the room in the front (next photo). I'm thinking the right wall is the perfect area for a long narrow desk/office space where I can work, kids can do homework.

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This is the room that the hallway will flow into. The room is a long narrow rectangle. So much potential in this specific room when it comes to what we can do in here.

Now let's get into the most recent updates from this past weekend. We made so much progress in both insulation and frame work. I'm such a visual person, so seeing the framing go up allowed me to see a clearer vision of our basement renovation goals come to life. You can now see the hallway and room I'm referring to in the photos above.

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If you're like me, a visual, here's a side by side after framing of the hallway. The bathroom is stubbed just to the left of this hallway framing.

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BASEMENT PROGRESS THIS MINIMAL HOUSE
BASEMENT PROGRESS THIS MINIMAL HOUSE
BASEMENT RENOVATION THIS MINIMAL HOUSE
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Notice the two support poles to the right of this photo. These will lead into the long hallway to the other side of the basement and up the stairs. 

BASEMENT PROGRESS THIS MINIMAL HOUSE
BASEMENT PROGRESS THIS MINIMAL HOUSE

A few keynotes so updates will be easier as we go. Here's a short list of things we are doing to complete this hallway and front rectangle room.

  • Finish framing walls

  • Add drywall to framing

  • Paint concrete floors (until we decide on long term flooring)

  • Replace windows

  • Replace ceiling light fixtures with recessed can lights

  • Spray ceiling black

  • Add a mini split for hvac. This system is the one we're looking at.

We got all of the supplies for this basement renovation from our local Home Depot. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading our post today! Stay tuned for this upcoming week's progress!