Basement (Still) in Progress

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Our basement is still chugging along. In fact, we've made some great progress since our last update.

Here are a few photos of where we're at...

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The biggest changes we've made along the way was to finish off the ceiling with drywall and to put in a subfloor over the concrete. We were originally planning on a rather rough (industrial or loft) look. In the end, it just seemed simpler and cleaner to go with a more traditional finished look.

The subfloor was less of an aesthetic choice and more of a practical issue--our basement doesn't get a lot of water but you never know (we're near an area that did flood in the past few years).

Our solution was a cool flooring solution called DriCore. It's 2x2 OSB tiles with a plastic backing. The plastic feet allow about 1/4" of space above the concrete, acting as both a vapor barrier and a channel for any water to pass if it does somehow get inside.

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Our plan is to put carpet tiles over the OSB--more on that in a future post.

At this point we're getting pretty close to the finishing steps. Looking back at our original basement design idea board, we're pretty close to our original concept.

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We should be putting in the final flooring, paint, fixtures and furniture in the next few weeks. With luck we'll be living in the basement by May...so we can move on to our next projects! :-)


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Wow, definite improvement over the last basement post. Drywall looks great. That Drycore is ingenious... did it come in the standard 4x8 sheet? Any special installation for it?

I was walking past your house the other day when I believe the DryCore was delivered! Looks like an easy product to work with.

We're hoping to finish our basement kitchen, so we can renovate the one upstairs. Still have a ways to go until we're ready for that one though. Looks like some good progress, funny how new work is so much easier than restoration.

It's kinda funny that you mention the DriCore stuff. The contractor we got from eContractorBids.com actually recommended we go with the same product when we did some work in our basement. The stuff works well.

hi jeannie! been meaning to touch base forever. great to see that your home is still keeping you busy. we are thinking of moving closer to your neck of the woods, so a long overdue playdate is in order.

Glad to have you guys back

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Dricore really works well. Believe me :-)

Update us with pictures when you can-- we're planning a similar project one day soon and I'm curious to see the floor. We also decided not to stick with the concrete.

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Looking forward to seeing more pictures. We're working on a basement remodeling project as well.

Any update on this one? I've been waiting eagerly, as we are planning to start something similar in a few months.

Looing Good!! How much longer will it take toget it done?

Looking Good!! How much longer will it take toget it done?

Looks like your project is really coming along! We are part way through a similar renovation, I look forward to seeing your finished product!

We are going to be using the same subflooring in our basement as well. Our house is built on a slab in the 1950's. The duct work was put under the concrete slab - we fast forward to 2010 - and we have water coming up in our vents!!!! We have to have them foamed in, new duct work re-routed, and a sump-pump put in. Needless to say we don't trust that we won't have water some day in the basement.
Good luck!! Love to follow the progress!
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We used Premier Painting to finish our basement.

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