I have been hating the basement and wanting a change since I bought our home (a raised ranch built in the 60s) about 3 years ago. I am sure the previous owners put quite a bit work on it, and it possessed its uniqueness. Though I couldn't really appreciate it...
What pulled the trigger was an incidence that I attempted to take down a broken drop ceiling tile, but ended up with all the dust and mouse droppings above it falling all over my face......
This is a minor cosmetic job completed in three and half day by my contractor and one of his guy. Below are the before pics, working pics, and after pictures. Any questions/comments/suggestions/advice are welcome.
It went from a dungeon to an actual living space. Great job. Is there a bathroom down there or laundry?
Looks great, the lighting alone made a big difference! Would be interested to see the numbers if you're willing to share!
@Anthony Rodriguez Thank you for your kind words. The laundry is on the other side (unfinished side) of basement, but there is no bathroom. I was tempted to put in one, so that the basement alone would be more functional, and might become a rental unit as it has separate entrance. But my husband is not a fan of that idea. So we leave it the way it is.
@Kiley Nakamura Thank you Kiley.
$558 for floor materials, $3350 for labor and other materials.
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