It’s been a few months, so in our house that means it is time for a new project. Apparently we think that we don’t have enough on our plates, so we’ve decided to add basement renovation to the list. Can’t be that difficult can it? (I’m obviously joking!)
Last spring we got the exterior of our house painted by a great father/son construction company. We were so impressed with their work that we decided to have them give us an estimate on finishing our basement. (Side note: We’ve been talking about finishing it for years and have been through many different thought processes: Total redo? Add a bathroom? Sump pump to solve water issues? Etc… At that time, we had finally decided to nix the bathroom idea and to work around the water issues since we had recently spent a lot of money to fix the biggest water problem.) Their estimate to add a few walls, put in some recessed lighting, close-in the stairs and add a closet came to over $12,000! We were shocked! But it was the motivation
we I needed to let Jeremy do the basement himself. Since I then knew how much money we’d be saving, I was more willing to give up weekends, be husband-less, have the kids be father-less for the time it took to get it done. And it was under the agreement that the shed MUST be finished first! (I won’t get into that project.)
After a very busy summer, Jeremy finally had the time to start the demo process. And now that walls are knocked down and we’re left with a shell, it means we HAVE to finish it. There is no going back now.
But let’s look back in time for just a minute… (I had to go way back in time to find actual pictures of the basement. This is another area of the house that has had many iterations, so enjoy the stroll down memory lane.)
So now the waiting begins. I was really hoping to have this all done by Cooper’s 4th birthday to facilitate an awesome birthday party space, but I don’t think we’ll get there. I am working really hard to have patience. I’m sure the construction company could have this done in a week. I have to just keep reminding myself of the $12,000 estimate. Just money in my pocket, right? Yeah, just keep telling me that. Please…
I’ll show more progress pics along the way, but sadly more action won’t be coming until November since every single weekend in October is booked. I’m serious… just keep reminding me of the money I’m saving!