Category: The Stronghold

January 11, 2013 / / basement project

Wall tile. Tiling a wall flat out sucks. The problem is that you can only measure, cut, and lay out about two rows at a time. Then, the next row always needs the previous one to rest on. It wasn’t easy, and took about two days just to do the…

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January 6, 2013 / / basement project

Now that the holidays are mostly out of the way, we can put up some expedited progress shots- we’ve been busy! After the plumbing and floor situations were straightened out, we put some walls up and fitted the shower base. At this point its starting to look like a room…

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December 26, 2012 / / basement project

So, with the basic plumbing established, the next task was to fill in the hole, concrete over everything, and add some walls back. Easy, right? Actually, it wasn’t to bad. However, the shower wall not being completely plumb will later result in some serious tiling and ceiling issues. Killian, you’re…

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December 19, 2012 / / basement project

So it’s been pretty quiet on this blog this year, but I assure you, we’re still busy. The big ticket this time though is the second bathroom. The previous occupants carved out some space in the basement where the bathroom was supposed to be. Like everything else in here though,…

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March 24, 2012 / / basement project

So, back when we bought the house, the basement was partially finished, but in a really shitty way. The previous occupants cut all sorts of corners, to the point where the square footage of the basement wasn’t even counted towards the overall living size of the house in the sales…

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