Monday, January 18, 2010

Basement Renovation: Week 4

Wow! I can't believe it has been 4 weeks of work already. You just don't always realize how long things take and all the little things really do add up. Nothing is ever simple in home renovations.
This week we had access to a neighbors power washer and put it to good use. Those old basement walls were in need of a good cleaning. It also got rid of the mortar that was crumbly and would need replaced.

It only took a day to power wash the whole basement, so the next few days were spent closing up 2 windows on the back wall. These windows would have been in the future laundry room but we closed them up for several reasons.
1. There is no shortage of windows in this basement. We are still left with 7 down there.
2. We'd rather have the wall space for storage in the laundry room
3. These windows will eventually be underneath a screened in porch, therefore covered up anyway.

Husband is not a bricklayer by profession. Heck, he's never even done a job like this before. He made some calls, did some research and felt ready to tackle it regardless.

In the end, I think it looks great. The outside brick all matches up and the inside will be covered with drywall, so I think this is a win!

Next week...we're working on electrical.

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