Getting started is the absolute hardest part!
I love doing the research and planning, but as far as actually starting the project, I’m the worst. So, for this part, I spend many hours on the internet looking for products and tools to make a project EASY. That is, easy enough for a woman in her 60s to accomplish.
Pinterest has been been a wonderful help, giving me not only thousands (OK, maybe not thousands) of ideas, but also a place to keep them more or less organized.
I have found great products and tools that have made my projects easy and fun. My goal is to share all of this with you.
Planning the layout
The fun part! One can spend hours on line dreaming over beautiful room designs. How will the room be used and who will use it? In my case, this was easy. The room was for my grandchildren. I would need a comfy place for them to sit and view television and play their electronic games. Maybe something like this:
I also wanted LOTS of storage. Cabinets with shelving overhead. Maybe something like this:
Enough room for a couple of game tables would be nice as well:
See how much fun I’m having! (I mean how much fun THEY will have, of course)
I didn’t need bedrooms in my new basement area, but if you want a legal bedroom in yours, you will need to install an egress window. I, personally, am not up to digging out cement and would have to hire a contractor. BUT … it is possible to do it.
So, if you need an egress window here is a great article. This young couple did a wonderful job!
Before you start a basement project, you should check for moisture. Great article on how to do this and how to fix moisture problems here. I am so excited about starting this project!