Thanks to the cold, cold weather I’ve managed to find plenty of quality time with the basement renovations. Now that the process is merely one of finishing work, I (and others) have been able to accomplish:
Laminate Flooring in the new office, a hundred and fifty square feet of manufactured wood planks snapped together into a faux-naturelle play area for Claire, who has taken to parking in front of the little TV and carting stray construction refuse.
One Closet Door in the aforementioned office, consisting of no more than twelve screws and yet to be painted. It has served well to hide our mess, carried back downstairs for tomorrow’s impending (final) holiday gathering.
Two Light Fixtures lugged home by Karin after brief shopping excursions, one vanity light for the bathroom and a futuristic quasi-track-light-thing for the office that presented a small handful of mounting challenges.
One CO2 Detector because apparently, with bedrooms downstairs, it’s a prerequisite for a passing inspection.
Vanity Plus Sink completed this very morning but for a final test after the caulking dries, assembled, cut, measured, hung, set, and plumbed. Now my hands are covered in a crusted layer of dried ABS glue, and my hobby for the next day will be picking it off.
Thanks to my parents I now have a air gun nail poker-inner. I suppose that means I’d better tackle the trim and baseboards myself. A little bit of carpet, a whole lot of ivory-toned paint, and one big trip to the eco-station later and we might be nearly finished this thing.