Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Basement Family Room - Fireplace Search

Here is the story of finding our fireplace!

I love this fireplace.  It is top of the line, much nicer model than I would buy new!!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Basement Family Room - Built ins Begin

This week I wanted to show you the beginning of our basement built ins. You know we don't just build them from scratch. It is cheaper to buy existing pieces and add to them. 
Check it out my short video about them.

You may have noticed I said we had spent $50 so far.  Let me explain.
One day we got the four pieces in the photo below at DI for $40 for them all.

We picked up this bookcase another day at DI for $5, it will be laid on it's side under the TV.

The last two cabinets we found on a local on-line classifieds.
 Some one just wanted them gone, we just had to pick them up off their lawn for free!!
I might add they are super heavy, but will make great window seats!!
Can't wait to start working on them!!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Basement Family Room - Framing, electrical

The basement project started with a totally unfinished basement. We are talking cement walls and floors!! 
So, first step was to frame the exterior walls and soffits. 
I am not so good at framing. 
Les is great at it and I think he secretly likes it, so he pretty much did all of the framing!!
DIY Superman!!

After all the walls were framed we worked on the electrical for what seems like forever!!
All the regular wiring, plus we ran so many wires for the surround sound and for future possibilities.

Finally we were able to install the insulation!!
I know this was a short post, but I will be back to talk about the built ins and the fireplace adventure!!
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