So far I have mostly completed the office area of the basement, it just needs new paneling, paint and the floor coating.
I have begun on the other side of the basement, beginning with the removal of the hideous ceiling fan. It worked, but did not fit the look or atmosphere we want in our home. I had a fun time trying to wire the replacement light fixture we put in it’s place, as it had a remote switch wiring scheme.
I have not completed much work on the other side besides the removal of the paneling and replacing the one fixture. From what I can tell, our walls are sound. We did have a slight worry since we have a pine tree about 10 feet away from that corner of the house.
We recently had the corners of our gutters repaired, which I think may have been the root of our water leakage issues.
There is one issue that I’m still trying to wrap my brain around, and that’s how I’m going to run new cable, phone and LAN lines to the exterior wall in the living room. I had believed that there was a line directly going to the corner of this room, as the label on it said “attic.” I was wrong. Access to this particular spot is difficult due to the placement of our fireplace. This particular spot is almost just above the fireplace. I’ve always wanted a fireplace, but for this particular instance I do not.
My concrete repair work started out slow, but is going much better now.
When I attempted this method of repairing, I came into many issues. When my sander would contact the patch, the patch would fly out of the hole. So I changed my game plan, and just filled the hole and not the surrounding areas as well. This method has went so well that I would like to do the whole basement, but Rachel will have none of that. She just wants the rooms done.
Our next few weeks are booked, so the time I have to dedicate to working on this is little at the moment. I have basically the same things to do on this side as I did in the office. The key difference is there is less wall area to renovate. I guesstimate that with only 2 or 3 more weekends, I will be ready to put new paneling up.