And where will be storing these items is a big question as we purposely made our only big storage space smaller for the sake of the rest of the rec/family room in the basement. That means that I will have to be even more ruthless in my purging during round no. 2.
Here are some of the photos of the basement progress. It almost looks unrecognizable as all the stuff is gone - needless wall are removed allowing more light all around and HVAC was cleaned up. Most of the framing is done in these photos. Next up was electrical work and replacing 3 old electrical panels with only one of them.
|View from the little hallway onto both laundry/utility room and left side of the big basement rec/family room.|
|View onto laundry/utility room and wall.|
|Look from left side of the family/rec room onto the right one; or from front end of the house onto the back end of the house.|
|Similar to above, look onto side entry door. While there still appear a lot of HVAC boxes, it is vast improvement from the starting point especially as we needed to take care of the upstairs heating.|
|Look from a different point proving to us that not creating more walls was a right decision.|
|Look onto family room from the side door entry.|
|Also look from side entry onto bathroom wall, where future bar area will be as well as a small hallway at the very end and laundry/utility room on the right.|
|Look from side door to immediate right where old electrical paneling resided - good riddance!|