Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finishing the Basement

As some of you know, about a month ago we decided to start finishing our basement. We're really excited and will have another bedroom, a toy area, a computer/desk area, a family room, a utility room, another bathroom and 4 more storage closets.

Phase one was completed in just a couple of days - a couple of the local Mennonite men came out and framed all the walls. Phase two was electric and plumbing. Another local guy has been working on those, along with help from Erik, for the past few weeks and should be finished tonight...hopefully! Phase three was insulation. Erik did all of the insulation by himself in a matter of a couple of days. Phase four is drywall. This is slow going, but Erik is dedicated and has been working every night after work until about midnight to get it hung. A few friends came out to help (thanks Ed and Michael!) with the ceiling, which is about a third of the way finished.

The stairs coming down.
Looking toward what will be the family room.
The back part of the family room. Most likely my eliptical machine will be here. There's also a large storage closet back there.
Erik, hard at work, hanging drywall in the closet that will house all my cake supplies!
Malachi in what will be the toy area.
The bedroom.
The bedroom closet.
Next up - finishing the drywall. I'll let you know when that happens and how it goes!


T,V, W,I and G said...

SO AWESOME!!! We are going to do our basement sometime soon... but don't know if we will be able to do it ourselves. Can't wait to see more pics. Great JOB!

hayleyash said...

Yay! How exciting! You'll love the dedicated toy area the most, I'm sure!

Sharp Family said...

this looks all too familiar! brings back nightmare actually!!! hahaha, just kidding! it's looking good! keep up the momentum Erik!!