Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Framing Is Complete!

Yes, that's right, friends. We are done framing the basement. Imagine me doing a dance of joy when that last stud went up. My joy was short lived, because we have actually noticed a couple of small things that still need doing, but we will still pretend it's all finished for the purposes of this blog.

So here's how things are looking now, after some good old fashioned cleaning. Cause things were looking pretty messy there for a while.

Standing in front of the bedroom, looking into the living room.

This is looking the opposite direction from above.

In the living room, looking at the doorways for the unfinished area and laundry room.

Laundry room looking to the bathroom. This room was the biggest pain to frame, since there were pipes and water lines allllll over the ceiling. They were inevitably always right where we needed to put walls.

The bathroom with the roughed in plumbing, which has been inspected and approved. The toilet will sit where all those boxes are and the sink will be on the wall to the left where you see those pipes coming out of the wall.

We went to Ikea last weekend and bought our vanity and mirror for in here. We have just started on the electrical by marking where all the outlets need to go in each room.

So here's an updated to do list for down here:
  • Finish framing walls
  • Rough in bathroom plumbing, get inspected (we just hired a plumber for this)
  • Run electrical, get inspected.
  • Replace windows (we are going to take a stab at DIY-ing this, eek!)
  • Drywall, drywall, then drywall some more
  • Paint, paint, then paint some more
  • Floor and ceiling
  • Final inspections!
  • Trim and finishing things like doors, closet, stairs, etc.
David is expecting the electrical rough in to take about a week and a half to two weeks. I am both very excited to get to the drywalling stage (it will actually start looking like a finished space!) and very much dreading it (So. Much. Mudding.).


  1. Don't worry! We will help and get it done in no time :)

  2. Wow! That's just about done. Splendid! It's nice that you hired a plumber to take on the bathroom work. I just hope that everything will function up to par. The next phase you have to take on is the aesthetics part, in which I'm sure you'll deliver and knock out of the park. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing your progress! Good luck!

    Martha Ward @ Son-Rise Plumbing

  3. This is looking great, it's really starting to take shape. I think hiring professionals to help with the work takes off a huge amount of pressure. I hope that you have managed to do everything on your "to do" list by now. I wish you the best of luck with any future projects!

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing