Sunday, December 6, 2009

Why We haven't blogged

So I know that most of you are wondering why we haven't blogged. Well get off the edges of your seats because here comes the answer.
WE FINISHED OUR BASEMENT!!!!

What a burden that has been. Now you would think that we would have taken "before" pictures prior to embarking on this 4 month endeavour but alas we didn't. The following are the pictures of us painting and then the final product.

Just a quick run down. I had a guy in our ward do the framing and HVAC. I did all the electrical and insulation. I had a contractor do the drywall. Then Amy and I finished the doors, the trim, and the painting. We had the carpet installed. All in all we finished 1250 square feet of the 1500 in the basement. We have a partially finished storage room and a small work room but the rest is finished. It looks awesome but, it has been so time consuming. Add this to the time I have spent starting my business and you begin to understand why I haven't been blogging. Anyways, without further ado, the pictures.
I am getting a lot balder with all the stress I have had recently.The kids painted their little playhouse under the stairs.Garrett mostly hung out in his Pack and Play.This is the stairwell. It looked like junk until Gentry came over and helped get it looking good.Media room with wall sconces on a remote dimmer and the recessed lighting on a separate dimmer. Did I mention that I did the electrical?We availed ourselves of a black Friday deal at Sears and got the TV. Not before I sold the old tv to myself to use in my business though. After all was said and done we didn't have to pay much out of pocket for the new tv.Here is one of the small hallways.This a place the kids can destroy and play and I don't have to worry about it. You can see the kids playhouse under the stairs.Last but not least the bedroom. It has been by the far the largest project I have ever done. Actually the business is the biggest. It isn't done yet but, as soon as it is I will post some pictures of it.

11 comments:

Christine said...

I really like the way you store your tools while you are working what a great system so easy to find what you need.... :)

Gentry said...

In the pictures it looks very nice, but just like a new car, in person it feels, looks and even smells (new carpet and paint smell, not the Carters) even more kickin! It is so very nice and something for sure to check off your list of manly to do items... Finished a basement on your own.... CHECK!

Katie said...

WOW! You guys did it! I feel like I just barely saw the BEFORE and I can't believe how much you guys got done. wow, wow, wow. Seriously - you are making us feel lazier than we already are. And you did that in addition to starting your own practice? you guys are amazing. It looks really cozy. I'm excited for you to have all that extra space! Now if we could just finish our upstairs.....

Grandma Lois said...

I was so surprised to see a blog!!! I check every time I get on the computer, and I am so happy!! You have done alot of work and it looks great! I love you! Grandma Lois

The Parents said...

WOW!!!! What a great job. And you have a bedroom for guests in the basement, awesome! Well done! To all of you, I do believe there is a child labor law though. Those kids look like they are under house arrest in their stairway. Too fun!
Mom, Mary, Nana

J to the oey said...

whoah bro. nice basement. There's something about that door in the back corner. It looks so good. Speaking of that door, I think we were supposed to put a couple screws in the jamb on the hinge side. So we've made some progress on our bonus room--I wrote a to do list. That was about three weeks ago. Good work dudes.

The Wynn Family said...

That looks great! Way to go.

Kimmy-Kins said...

It looks fantastic!! The lighting looks so good! Wonder how much you sold yourself the old tv to make the new tv almost free! LOL! Great job ... wish we could see it in person!

Holly said...

Nice job!!!! I like the paint choices as well!!!

Starley Family said...

Good Work. It looks awesome!! Wanna come do ours next?

Lawson Family said...

I love all of the colors! You guys should be proud of yourselves. That's a lot of work! I bet's awesome to have the space done. We recently finished half that size and it was a quite the challenge I can't imagine anything bigger!! Now you have space for us when we come visit! ;0)