After 3 months of construction workers in the house and overspending a LOT, the basement was finally ours (in June)! Since we’re camping a lot now, we haven’t had time yet to finish up some last things and decorate, but the winter is going to be long enough for all that!! We already enjoy the TV corner with reclining couches a lot! All in all we had way more done then planned, but all important things for the whole house: new efficient ducts, new stack in basement and all new sewer line underneath the house as well as in the front yard all the way to the street, new electrical panel and updated outside pole for the power lines. The mortgage money wasn’t nearly enough and luckily we had just enough savings to pay for it all…. about 58 grand in total, ouch!!!! BUT… it pretty much doubled the house space for us and it’s simply FANTASTIC!! Besides some things downstairs, we also have projects to do on our main floor, like new desk space in the office and getting my crafts room set up (still storage in there now). Here are some pics of the basement right now, you can view the whole album of the renovation process HERE for now.
But summer is short and we have to camp as much as we can right now! Esp. since we “have” to go to Europe in 4 days for dad’s 95th birthday 🙂 Here a few impressions of our camping season, and a few more pics are HERE.
Stay tuned, I’ll post the Europe plans in 1 or 2 days!!!