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The Mancave Construction

This will be a diary of finishing my basement, aka, the Mancave (will have other functionality also).

  1. The work has begun!

    Today, I spent a good portion of the day moving stuff out of the basement and into the Garage, other rooms of the house, or just straight into the trash.

    A couple of the highlights was getting rid of some old electrical wiring, in which I now have a line that I can run some additional lighting if need be.

    I also decided what aspect i'm going to start with. Ok, the decision was made for me. I found a couple areas of the cement floor that are not 100% level. Because of ...
  2. The current look at the basement

    In preparation to start on my summer project, I started to make some measurements tonight.

    The main part of the room will be essentially 2 sections, with a bathroom. Main area is going to be around 26ft by 14.5 ft. I might be adding in a half wall to create some separation and some storage space.

    The first pic is the current condition of the stairs.



    As ...
  3. The Preparation is underway

    Well, my wife and I recently made the decision to take our house off of the market. There were a number of factors that went into this decision, none of which I will share in this space.

    One of the fallouts from this will be the fact that I will be adding a "mancave" to the basement. I will have 4 areas in the remodelling of the basement, a closet area for Liv's Toys, a bar/poker room, a family area and a utility room.

    Over the next bit, I will be adding pictures ...
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