You may remember back in February when we posted about moving the laundry room. Remember this?
Well, a lot has happened since then, so I’ll get you up to speed.
In order to start framing up some walls, we needed to move our water heater. It’s not just a simple move, because it requires some light plumbing work. Josh and my dad removed the old copper pipe, and relocated the water heater using new flexible piping. Then, Josh brought the copper pipe to the recycling center where a “fellow scrapper” told him that his load was worth “a lot!”…turns out it was worth $17.
We didn’t move the water heater far, but before it was right in the way, so we moved it to be within the wall and closer to the furnace.
That’s when the framing started. My dad helped Josh get started, but for the most part it was all Josh and he did a great job.
This shows the storage and furnace room all framed up with electrical.
Do you know how nice it is to have outlets? Well we only had 1 outlet in the whole basement. One outlet and I would switch between 3 different things that I would plug into it: the washer, the dryer and an extension cord to a power strip over by the furnace. That probably wasn’t to code.
This is the laundry room:
With all these walls going up, there was one coming down. We had one remaining piece of wall from the old coal room. Josh removed it carefully in two pieces.
Josh used Grandpa Bud’s belt sander to smooth it out and then reinstalled it.
After all the walls were framed up, and Josh had installed all the electrical outlets, switches, and overhead lights, we had the walls sheetrocked professionally. Two guys started putting plastic up at 8:30 in the morning and they left at noon with sheetrock up and seems taped and mudded. One guy came back the following monday and sanded for 30 minutes and we were good to go! Amazing!
Do give you a better idea of the spaces that we created and modified, this is a drawing of the space before and after.
We’re getting so close! Still left to do is:
Finish painting the walls
Install and stain the doors
Install and paint the millwork
Have carpet installed
Replace the stair treads
I think we’re all looking forward to the finished space!