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Posts tagged “Basement Renovation

Ceiling

The most fun job is to build the ceiling. The Embassy ceiling system is the best choice to make the basement ceiling looking nice and clean. Finally I came to the end of the project. Perhaps I will make few pictures of the final product to let you know how it looks like and why I decided to make this job. It was absolutely uninhabitable space and now it is nice and cozy place for work, relax and entertain.
Do not forget to open one of the pictures and follow by arrow to watch every single picture in bigger size.


Plumbing and Sewer

After framing is done the next step is to build the water and sewer piping to laundry and bathroom. The most time consuming job is plumbing. To trace all the pipes, to choose right connectors, to solder them, and to fit all that stuff to appliances is quite a project.

Compare with the plumbing the sewer is kind of relaxing and enjoying process. Just measure, cut, glue and vu à la you have it done.

It was necessary to relocate some existing pipes, such as furnace exhaust, to make then easer creation of the bulkheads.


Framing – Bulkheads

The most challenging and tricky part of framing is building the bulkheads. All of the home communications such as water, sewers, power cables, telephone lines, ducts, central vac pipes etc. are located under the basement celling, this is why to cover all that stuff the patience is the most desirable character trait. It is time consuming job. Most of the time it is not strait forward project. Pretty often it takes time to make a special design to solve the problem.

 


One year project.

Because of pandemic we are closed in our small area. The feeling is a little bit close to claustrophobic and there is nothing new to show to my audience. This is why I decided to show what I’ve been doing for almost one year. This project  was done in my spare time like evenings, weekends, some vacation, etc. All jobs were done by author of this post except electrical. Perhaps I will show in the next posts the details of all steps – framing, plumbing, drywalling, plastering, painting, ceiling installation, trimming, etc. I am not professional contractor. Whatever I do is just one of my hobbies.
At least you will know a little bit more about person you are following, putting likes and comments for my humble photo projects. I am not speaker, not writer and cannot write a lot of words. The only thing how I can express myself is stuff I can do by my hands and imaginations.

All the pictures have been made from the same point of view before and after renovation. Thank you for following  and kind comments.
I really hope this terrible time will pass and all of us come back to normal life. But for now it is very important to stay calm, safe and healthy.

I would like to wish to all of you to stay safe and strong!

Entertainment Area (after)

 

Somewhere in the farthest corner the Artist studio suppose to be (before).

 

Artist studio and a little bit more of comfort (after)

 

Mess before renovation.

 

A little bit of mess is still here but not so much (after)

 

The builder cave. (before)

 

It is not cave anymore (after)

 

From cave to the open area (before)

 

There is no open area anymore. Everything is hidden behind the walls. Small place for business and entertainment. Not finished yet.


Part of my Life

Even so I am  retired, I have full time job and not much time for my family duties, photography, and other things I like to do, there is one more of my hobbies – to improve the space where I live. It is not really Christmas activities but right now I have some days off to start new project in my house. The basement in my house is the empty space with no any touch of human hands. It is pretty big and can add to our home beautiful livable room. Although for two of us we have enough rooms to live the abandoned basement bothering me a lot. It is just first step to the huge project which is partially done as a Christmas gift for myself.

The beginning of home renovation

Before…

 

Basement Renovation beginning

…and after

 

It is my hobby to improve the space I live

The Builder