Sunday Post #74: Starting to Prep the Basement

Sunday Post #74: Starting to Prep the Basement

Just sitting on the patio reading.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly over on the Caffeinated Reviewer.

We had some sewer issues, now fixed a few weeks ago. Now seems the perfect time with things all shoved against one wall…kind of against one wall, to measure the basement in it’s current form to see where to move or add some walls.

We also are having trouble deciding what to tackle first. The top two options we each are fighting for are the bad circuit, and the bathroom. The bad circuit is not actually a bad circuit, more a dangerous circuit. There was a light in the ceiling, and I forget how, but at one point we had water coming out of the light itself. So we turned off the breaker for that circuit to keep from any fire hazard. The bathroom was started by the previous owner and never finished. It also has a crappy layout. You need to straddle the toilet, while washing your hands, because there isn’t enough room to get off the toilet and turn to face the sink to wash your hands.

I’m not sure how long the basement fix will take since we have this pandemic going on, and we are also slowly getting rid of stuff down there. We were storing items for family, they have since come and claimed what they wanted again, and said anything left, we can do whatever we like with it. So, my husband has slowly been selling the items on eBay. We don’t want to go crazy with the listings, but also are limited in the number of active listings going at one time.

In the current form, it’s hard to do anything down there. But I’m anxious to start, because we need to finish the basement so we can move some stuff out from the upstairs to the basement so we can work on our office spaces. I suspect I will be back in the company office before we are able to do much with our home office spaces.

4 Replies to “Sunday Post #74: Starting to Prep the Basement”

  1. We have a lovely finished basement, that now contains the stuff our three adult children who have temporarily moved back in, thanks to Covid. It sounds like you are making plans. Personally, I would make the bathroom fit properly first, then work out from there. Might be worth contracting someone to design it.

    1. I am very lucky to have 2 handymen in my family, both with design experience and have helped tremendously as we have done updates around the house. Covid is making things slightly difficult since neither handyman is my husband. My husband is master at demo. His ability to most efficently destroy things is what I think won my Dad over.

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