Something we are starting to feel that needs to be completed is our basement. Our daughter will be turning 6 in a couple of months and it’s about time for her to stop sharing a room with her brothers. That’s right, we have all 3 kids in one room… you probably think we are crazy but it has worked for us until lately. Someone is getting a little bossy to her brothers and there has been lots and lots of fighting more than before. So we are thinking it’s about that time, hopefully they can hold off a little longer because we hoping to have one room done next fall, cross your fingers!
There are some bigger things we need to complete before we can start on finishing the room, like: replace the window, replace electrical, maybe the A/C vents, insulate the walls, and add a closet to the room. Biggest problem is these things cost money, money that we used to replace some of our plumbing earlier this year. So those items are on next years list… but something we can do in the mean time is demoing the current space. This will make it all ready for the other items.
This project/demo was all Eric, I helped with removing the outlet covers/lights before demo, removed a couple nails, and the after cleaning.
In the one bedroom, we call it the green room because at one point it had green walls. Eric first removed the ceiling tiles, OK not really but after removing one small wall he did and this was the messy part. So if you are demoing a room start with the ceiling first that way most of the dust stays in that room.
Then Eric removed the wall paneling, this stuff was different, the only way I can explain it was it was 2’x8′ drywall wrapped with paper to look like wood paneling. We were very happy that for the most part they came down in sheets.
After he removed all the carpet and pad from the room (we were surprised at how good of shape they were in). And of course he also removed the tack strip that holds the carpet to the floor.
Next was removing all the nails and most of the furring strips on the ceiling. After some cleaning the room now looks like this. And we still call it the green room because the paint on the cement as a tint of green to it, I think someone liked green…
Another room Eric started demoing was the bathroom in the basement. We had already removed a lot of it but the walls still needed to be removed. After removing the drywall and most of the paneling (still some behind the water heater) the bathroom looks like this.
We still need to finish removing the cement around the base of the shower. And that’s some of the demoing we have been working on. In a couple more months we plan on removing the ceiling and walls from the other bedroom downstairs.
Anyone else doing some demoing? Or have a favorite tool to help demoing? Ours is our crow bar (also called a wonder bar).