Our basement is a lovely big empty space with 7 foot ceilings. Since our extra bedroom upstairs is currently occupied by a nice international student from the University, we would like to build these extra bedrooms in the basement for guests. This will be pretty important in about 3 months when baby number two arrives!
We’re currently working on Bedroom 1. This is both the highest priority room and the easiest to throw together. Previously, this room contained a storage pit for coal and had a large brick wall going through the center. Moving all the brick and mortar was a huge task.
The first task was putting up the studs for the walls. Since there were so many pipes etc running along the ceiling, these studs aren’t the standard distance apart. We also made room for a 30 inch door.
We had to add a ton of cement to level out the floor (due mostly to that coal pit) and then laid down a sub-floor. Four electrical outlets, a switch and wiring for recessed lights have been installed. We added two new windows to the room. These are a standard size so there are plenty in stock at HD & at a great price, score!
Drywall & joint compound are done! I have to rant that I HATE DOING SANDING AND SPACKLING. But alas it’s done. The closet is just about done. We want to add a shelving unit vertically between the two closets. We also added trim around the windows, door & baseboard too. From left to right….
Next on the list are:
- Finish painting the walls
- Finish the shelving unit of the closet