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Before the world ended, we started a basement reno. It was already 2/3rd finished (drywall, drop ceiling, vinyl floor) but was really just a single, huge room that we never really used.

The idea was to add a bedroom with a egress window and a full egress door to the outside (It formerly had none).

We were also having them add an office and a bathroom in a previously unfinished area and having them frame out and finish the laundry room.

They started work in early March but for obvious reasons they only got a few weeks in before being forced to stop.

They resumed in June. It turned out that there was a "miscommunication" on the the Egress window and there was no way they could include it for what they quoted us (~$20,000). I was not happy, but for the total price we got I couldn't really complain.... much.

So we lose the ability to formally call it the 4th bedroom (the statute here is that there needs to be a direct means of egress)

But because of the door, we still get to claim the 3rd bathroom and the significant increase in square footage (+1200).

We have since added another $4K in various add-ons (Battery back-up, bluetooth, sump pumps, tearing up carpeting on stairs and refinishing, re routing AC Ductwork for efficiency, wiring and plumbing in the office for eventual potential conversion to kitchen)

Even with the additions, the price was so good we fully expect to recover our outlay when we sell.

Or if we decide to stay we could eventually rent the space out as a really good sized apartment.

The rub is that this husband and wife contractor team are slow as molasses. They only work 3-5 hours a day, 3 days a week on average. It is taking forever and frankly I was not (and am still not) crazy about them coming into our house even that much. But they are not working any other jobs and claim to take every precaution in their personal lives and frankly my wife was going to have a cow if I didn't let them back in.

I didn't take proper before and after photos but I will add what I do have shortly.
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Not sure if Google is going to play nice with DFD but it would save me alot of uploading , so I am going to try it...somebody please chime in to let me know if you can see the pics

Original space

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Former Storage, eventual Office Space

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New smaller storage area..... proves the olde adage, you can't fit 3 lbs of shit in a 2lb bag..... this will remain unfinished.....

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Self explanatory

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Office and hallway to left, bathroom will be in foreground

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Bedroom Framing

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Behind Blue wall.......Previously pictured storage to the right, hallway, office, bathroom laundry to the left..... eventual ADD ON , cutting out stairwell wall and installing railing .....

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View from new hall..... laundry behind, office to right, bathroom to left

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View from Bathroom to Office

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Eventual Large Closet to be built on this wall

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Seems decent Irish!

This thread reminds of another adage; Good, cheap and quick... you can only pick two. Cheap and good is a solid choice buddy! :like:
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Sheet rock installed in bedroom, main closet framed

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From inside bedroom

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Would cost about $5k to make this an egress window.... prob a push with added resale value.....can still call it a "bonus room" and everyone will know what it really is.....the door to the outside will be directly outside the bedroom door...I will be sure to have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers readily available...

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Up Flush Toilet pump box

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Main Closet (to seasonally swap out wardrobes) and built in book shelf relocate

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Not sure this vid will work...... My speech has gotten a little better since they placed my lower implant prosthetic.....

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipP ... p23Rr4RizV
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Removed this border my self....as if I needed another reason to hate the Orioles..... (Yankee fan since 1970s)

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Closet done, bookshelf relocated, walls painted and staircase started

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Very happy with choosing to do this and how it turned out....feel its a real difference maker for making the space feel like part of the house rather than a basement....

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Hallway dry walled and ceilinged

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Office walls, ceiling and lighting

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We now have a laundry room instead of a laundry bunker....yay us

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Well tank behind left door, circuit breakers behind right
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Hrm... pics don't work here.
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CorvetteWaxer wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:02 pm Hrm... pics don't work here.

:balls: Fixed?
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Irish wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:13 pm
CorvetteWaxer wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:02 pm Hrm... pics don't work here.

:balls: Fixed?
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Looking awesome!
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Tarspin wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:12 pm Seems decent Irish!

This thread reminds of another adage; Good, cheap and quick... you can only pick two. Cheap and good is a solid choice buddy! :like:
Thanks man....yeah definitely good and cheap..... Just hoping that they excavate the door before first frost.....
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