Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Basement Progression

As you know Mr. Pi and I have been hard at work finishing our basement.  Here are some photos to show the progression.  I'm planning to do more of an in depth post with approx cost calculations (ala Young House Love-style) but I'm still pretty buried and don't have time for anything more in depth than photos right now.

Before Looking North

Before Looking West/South

STEP 1: Conrete
Pouring concrete

Finished concrete

STEP 2: Sealing the concrete

Sealing the concrete
STEP 3: Starting tilework

Starting the tiling

Cutting tiles

Finished Tile! (why don't I have a picture of just the'll be able to see it in the next few photos)

STEP 4: Buy stuff
Home depot + Ikea = Full CRV

STEP 5: Painting

North wall (finished tile)

Looking East

View from West/South (finished tile)--this is the same view as one of the "before" photos scroll up for comparison.

STEP 6: Molding

To be finished

STEP 7: Furniture and Artwork

To be finished


  1. That's good progress! A blue wall is a fun choice to brighten up a basement. The tile came out pretty good too!

  2. Great job!!!! I am very impressed!

  3. Cool! Questions for your more detailed basement post: Did you guys paint the ceiling? Does Mr. Pi enjoy doing this kind of stuff? Did you help him? I like the blue. Totally adds something to an otherwise somewhat dreary basement.

    Will this be your new bike trainer/workout room?

  4. I love the shade of blue. It really pops!

  5. Good job on all of your progress!! I love projects! I can't wait to see the finished project!

  6. If you're going to order on line you just have to accept that you may need to go through the bother of returning and paying more costs but I would rather do that than keep something I won't wear.