Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time for the BIG Project!

I've been doing all kinds of projects in the past month: gardening, painting, blogging, cleaning. But now it's time for the major project that we committed to when we bought this house. It's time to finish the basement.

When we were looking for houses it was one of my "must haves": a finished basement where the kids can go so I can have a little peace and quiet. A big family room with lots of room to entertain, where we can finally put a flat screen TV for family movie nights. But the house we ended up with didn't have a "finished" basement. It just had a big open space full of possibilities.

Well, it's time to turn possibility into reality. Dad spent this morning moving boxes back up into the garage, and I'll start dismantling the temporary playroom this afternoon. Thursday and Friday the new insulation is being installed, and then things really start moving. The builders we hired expect it to take about 3 or 4 weeks. Time to start picking lighting and maybe even a fireplace!

I decided to take a few "before" pictures today, and I'll add to them as our new space starts to take shape. It's exciting, but it sure feels like a HUGE undertaking right now!

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