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We get a lot of people asking: “How much of your house is done? What do you have left?” For some reason it makes me think of this video. Don’t ask. Anyway, it’s hard to give an exact answer to those questions because we have a bunch of rooms that are only missing small things … Read more


The drywall stage is taking FOR-EV-ER. A few weeks ago we had a pipe burst in our wall TWICE and because of this, our project has been set back. In the meantime, we have decided to replace all the copper pipes in our house, most of which had recently been drywalled over in the basement. … Read more


When we started the basement process, we came up with a day-by-day schedule to keep us on track. But as with most projects, we grossly under estimated the length some of the steps would take. We are in to the end of our second week and we just put up our first sheet of drywall. … Read more


In Part 1 of the basement series, I mentioned that we were removing the existing wall between the finished and unfinished part of the basement and moving it over to create a larger main studio space with a smaller laundry room and workshop. To get an idea of the feel of the space, here are … Read more

Basement Before

It’s time to finally start the basement renovation! Well that’s not quite the truth; we attempted to start it last year and hired a friend to frame up a few of the walls. We were juggling so many other projects at the time though and never really followed up after that. Anyway, Chris had some … Read more