12 October, 2011

Let There Be Light

Guess what? The basement reno is back on! WOOHOO!!!!!!!! (Yes, it totally deserves an exuberant amount of exclamation points.) After delays due to LIFE and all its crazy and shitty things, and the fact that my man wants to hang up the tools when he gets home instead of putting them on again, we are good to go in the basement.

2005 - Flooded and gutted

2008 - We trenched, waterproofed, cut for new windows (but did not install all of them), and roughed in the plumbing (this particular space was bear rug storage)

2009 - Started the framing

(This does not account for all the landscaping and exterior work we've done in the meantime.)

2011 - Today


This will be my sewing room/guest room. It has incredible light for a basement thanks to a South exposure and this big new window. The hope is that at some time in 2012 it will be able to comfortably fit me, my machine, and all my fabric. Whether it can contain my creativity is another matter!

It is still up for debate whether the bear rug will make its way back into the space.

19 comments:

Brenda said...

congrats. living in renoland is no picnic, but the end result will be worth it!

Lisa said...

You are just going to love it! Congrats!

badlandsquilts said...

Wahoo for you! How nice to have space!

P├ętra said...

yay I love a good remodel!! Can't wait to see your new space : )

Lesly said...

Please do be a model Canadian and retain the bear rug!

elle said...

Great news, Cheryl. an't wait to see what you do with it and in it.

Suzanne said...

Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle in NH said...

Congratulations at your well-earned milestone--lovely new space!

felicity said...

Woo hoooo!

Allison said...

no one room could contain your creativity :)

HipHome said...

Jealous with a capital "J"!!! And so excited for you ;) Can't wait to come sew with you in this new studio someday~

BJ is Quilting! said...

very exciting!!!

Esch House Quilts said...

That window lets in so much great light it will be a wonderful studio! Good luck with all the work in between now and then!

elizabeth said...

Big Smile for you and your new room : )

Rossie said...

woo hooooo!!!

Christina said...

Awesome!

Brigi said...

wow what a nice window in the basement! this is great news! we had a sewage backup, got the basement ripped apart, cleaned and now we "only" have to renovate...

Betty Crocker Ass said...

This is very exciting!

Voula Martin said...

I highly, highly, highly recommend a Murphy bed for the sewing/guest/kids think they own it room. We have one now, and its AWSOME, because it takes up zero space the 90% of the time when there are no guests.
Cheers!
V