Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Current House Project

When we bought the house, it was with the intention to create a 5th bedroom in the basement, similar to what we had in the townhouse. We loved having the downstairs bedroom option available for our guests since it was quieter (usually!) and more private than sharing the upstairs with the rest of the family...especially the boys who awake quite early! Immediately upon moving in, we put the guest bed in the basement (Which already had a full bath), but there were no wall surrounding it for privacy. I had assumed we would eventually hire a contractor to finish the room. We decided a few weeks ago it was time to move forward with the bedroom project since the baby will be coming in a few months and we wanted to have it completed before his arrival, if possible. So we did some research and selected our contractor. I think he will be familiar to most of you. Would you trust this guy to build a room in YOUR basement?

Yes, last week, Philip informed me he wanted to do the project himself. And I said "Oooookkkk". I am pleased to report that so far no injuries have been sustained and there are no holes where they aren't supposed to be...except in this one column...but that's another story! :) Here's his progress so far:

Here's the room before we moved in. Don't you LOVE the room color? Yeah, that will be getting changed eventually.

Here is how it looks tonight. One of three walls is framed. The other wall for the bedroom will go near where Philip is sitting and then the 3rd wall will go on the left side of the picture over to the left wall (not visible) to create an office space/storage room. The bedroom will be about 10.5 x 10.5 and the office room about 7 x 8.

We'll let you know how it goes!!!

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