South Bristol

The Anatomy of a Basement Buildout

                            Rotational right to left viewing of Project.                                                                     Click image  for a larger image in a new window.


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Just getting started


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Looking into where the hallway will be. Workshop to the right at the end of the hall. Closet under the stairs.


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This area will become the Living Room


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2″ XPS with a R-10 value beginning to be installed around perimeter of project area. Looking into the future Foyer.


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Looking from the Foyer. Play Area and subsequently the Mechanical Closet with the Sewing Room on the right. To the left we have the Furnace Area which will be encased within the Work Shop but accessible with a separate set of doors.


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Future Sewing Room


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Looking out of the Sewing Room towards the Mechanical Closet, Play Area Foyer, Living Room.

 The Project is beginning to take Shape!

There are both Pro’s and Con’s to using Steel Framing and/or Wood Framing. For this Project, we decided upon Wood Framing. The Wood Framing is mounted to a Pressure Treated Sill Plate with a membrane between the PT’d Plate and the Concrete Floor.

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Looking down the hallway to the Work Shop.


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From the Foyer into the Living Room and Stairway.


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Viewing the Closet adjacent to the Stairway. You may notice that, for added comfort, we added an additional layer of Fiberglass Insulation over the XPS Insulation around the entire Exterior of the Project Area.


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Looking towards the Foyer and Coat Closet.


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From the Work Shop Hallway towards the Living Room. Just past the immediate Doorway will be the Closet under the Stairs.


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This view is from the Living Room into the Play Area.


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Looking out of the Sewing Room into the Mechanical Closet.


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Now that all Framing and Mechanicals are installed, the Drywall is ready to go up!

Drywall is all installed and Painted!


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Living Room looking towards Stairs.


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This is the Closet adjacent to Stairway. We used a DriCore sub-floor throughout to give additional comfort under foot. On the floor rolled up is the Linoleum that will go down in the Work Shop Hallway and Sewing Room.


The Foyer with the Ceramic Floor Tile waiting to be Grouted.
The Foyer with the Ceramic Floor Tile waiting to be Grouted.


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Here we have a view of the Drop Ceiling with the perimeter Tiles installed. You can see some of the Mechanicals that will be hidden but still accessible. Several Recessed Lighting Fixtures throughout.


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A Look into the Foyer Coat Closet and the adjacent Play Area.


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This one looks from the Play Area into the Work Shop Hall which also leads to the Sewing Room. All throughout this back portion where the Linoleum will go, 1/4″ Plywood has been installed over the DRIcore Sub-floor.


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Viewing the Work Shop Hallway. You may notice that none of the Doors are installed yet, that aspect comes next!


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Looking into the Sewing Room. To the right is the Mechanical Closet.


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The View from the Sewing Room into the Hallway.


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8″ Tongue and Groove planking was installed in the Stairway area to match the existing above, prior to the remodel, which you will see in the next image.


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8″ Tongue and Groove Planking Installed.


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Planking Stained and Polyurethaned.


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Planks all Stained with Risers installed on Stairs.


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From the Play Area towards the Work Shop Hallway. Doors are Installed, Carpeting comes next! Almost Done!!


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Stairway Closet. Linoleum will go on the Flooring in here.


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Sewing Room in the background.


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A Finished Work Shop Hallway!


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Looking the other way in the Work Shop Hallway, towards the Sewing Room with a view of the Mechanical Room.


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Sewing Room. All Finished as soon as someone remembers to take the remaining debris from there!


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Again, a Finished Sewing Room, sans the debris.


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A Beautiful Door with all Trim Work Installed and Painted!


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Looking out of the Sewing Room.


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A Finished Living Room with Carpeting for that Nice Warm Feeling!


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Just making sure all the Little Things are addressed before we call the job completed


Let's take a look at what we have!
Let’s take a look at what we have!


Furnishings are in place.
Furnishings are in place.


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What a Beautiful Basement!!


The Work Shop Hallway.
The Work Shop Hallway.


The Sewing Room.
The Sewing Room.



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