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Old 03-29-2014, 07:16 PM
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Glad to see that your back at it and making progress. I know that during my basement construction I had several phases of no progress. Feels good to get back to it for sure. Looking forward to seeing more progress, looking really good.

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Doors are hung and trim is installed. Shower and stair rail going up next.

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Lookin good! Moving along nicely!
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Shower installed…



Closet doors hung…



Stair rail done…



crown inside the coved ceiling…



crown detail…




Next up is paint prep this week and painting the week after. After paint is up in the bathroom, I'll install the fixtures. I'm not going to put the cabinets up before painting because I have to push that expense back a bit. I'll just have to caulk and touch up the paint after installation.
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Very nice. Question for you regarding the crown. I'm guessing your planning to put LED Lightstrips lightingor something similar in behind the crown? If so did you prewire for electric up in there or are they battery powered? I didn't plan ahead for anything like that but was thinking about the possability of using some of that stuff maybe but wasn't sure how that all worked. If it needed to be plugged into an outlet or what. I did some minimal searching on the web and it seemed like that stuf comes with battery power in some cases?
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I prewired a switched outlet up above the crown moulding so I can put the rope light on a dimmer switch. I used a clock outlet so it's recessed a bit and will keep the power cord a bit more hidden, but it's still close to the ceiling where you can see it if you look in the back corner.
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Here's some photos of the paint…






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love the craftsman style trim, doors, etc. Can I ask if the rest of your house is like that? I think I want to go that direction with my basement but the rest of my house is more of a colonial style; 6 panel doors, colonial style trim work, etc. Just curious if you went that way because your house is that style or you treated it like a separate area.
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Yea looking really nice! My wife just this weekend brought up that style to me for our basement. I love the look but wasn't sure if we should just keep with the theme of the rest of the house or if it dosn't really matter. I wouldn't think it would't really matter all that much myself.

Also I like the looks of your banister on your stairs! Looking very nice my friend!
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Yea looking really nice! My wife just this weekend brought up that style to me for our basement. I love the look but wasn't sure if we should just keep with the theme of the rest of the house or if it dosn't really matter. I wouldn't think it would really matter all that much myself.

Also I like the looks of your banister on your stairs! Looking very nice my friend!

yeah, my wife and i keep saying that it is its own area so it can have its own style. also, since it is the first area we are really renovating in our new to us house we might as well do what we like because as we do more projects throughout the rest of the house that style will probably grow.

I saved his banister and stairs to my evernote notebook for ideas when I finish the rest. the style and color is great!
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The rest of the house is generic builder-grade finishes. 2-1/4" trim on everything (base and casing), popcorn ceilings in a few rooms, etc. It's pretty bland.

I love craftsman style homes so I chose to put in finishes here that appealed to me. It's a different style than the rest of the house but I don't think it clashes or feels too disjointed as you move downstairs. It's just a different space. If I ever get a chance to remodel the upstairs floors, I'll probably bring in the same base and casing that we used downstairs.

The doors are jeld-wen craftsman III molded doors (solid for the rooms and hollow slabs for the bypass closet doors). They are a really nice door at a mid-range price point. I really like them.

I'm pretty happy with the way it's coming together.
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I saved his banister and stairs to my evernote notebook for ideas when I finish the rest. the style and color is great!
Glad you like the railing. It's select alder with a black stain, then lacquered. The colors ended up working really well together. My wife loves it.
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Looking good. Very nice and I really like the colors you are using. Really like that curved shower as well. Keep the progress pics coming.

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:10 AM - Thread Starter
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It's another week until the carpet is installed. I've been working on some of the AV and computer wiring, but mostly on cleaning up the mechanical room so we can move some things back into storage. I ordered the cabinets yesterday to take advantage of the last chance to get 20% off at IKEA. There's a few base cabinets that go in the carpeted areas, so I have to get those in next weekend before the carpet is installed.
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Here's what it looks like with carpet…





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Wow, very nice. Looks sharp.

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Here's some photos of the paint…


I really like the wood paneling (or whatever it is) at the landing. It adds an interesting contrast.

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I really like the wood paneling (or whatever it is) at the landing. It adds an interesting contrast.
Thanks! That was my wife's idea. I found those cedar planks at Lowes. I used penetrol that was on sale at Sherwin-Williams to bring out the color and warm them up a touch. I love how the "greige" paint, black stain and the cedar wall complement each other.
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Slowly converting stacks of flat pack boxes into cabinets…
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Here's a shot of all the boxes…



Here's the Triad speakers going into the wall cavity behind the screen…




And here's the Jamestown screen set in place…





I installed the projector this morning and have been testing some content on the screen. I don't have the receiver and the speakers hooked up yet, but I'm already excited about the picture.
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This is looking great! I'm really interested to see how the final product works in the open space.  I am currently planning my own addition for basically the same reasons, family/rec room.  I'd prefer to have the HT open to the gaming space but have had concerns about the projector in the open space.  I'm inspired by your build.  Hope it turns out to fulfill your needs.

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Kitchenette is almost done. Just needs handles, counters, base, and crown.
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Getting close now. Here's a few pics of the (mostly) finished basement. I'll probably get back to the finish details next week after the holiday. The family is really enjoying the new screen. We sit down there and watch TV more than I thought we would (I imagined it would be mostly movies).
















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Looks great Weldon. I really like the minimalist design. Looks well thought out and like it would be a comfortable place to hang out.

I'm confused too.

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What color paints did you use?
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This is awesome. Well done! Making me consider a projector. Can you snap some photos of your finished bathroom please. I'm finishing my basement and am going all out. Just ordered TV's and am going to have one in the bathroom as well.
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Also, how expensive is the white trim and where did you get it? I have a partially finished basement with existing oak trim. I just bought the house and I dislike oak trim. I'm going to keep the upstairs oak as I don't wan't the expense of changing everything out...
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What color paints did you use?
walls - SW 6073 Perfect Greige
trim - SW 7008 Alabaster
walk-in closet - SW 6204 Sea Salt
ceiling - SW 7035 Aesthetic White
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This is awesome. Well done! Can you snap some photos of your finished bathroom please.
Thanks. I'll see if I can get some pictures up this week. I still don't have all the base installed in there.

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Also, how expensive is the white trim and where did you get it? I have a partially finished basement with existing oak trim. I just bought the house and I dislike oak trim. I'm going to keep the upstairs oak as I don't wan't the expense of changing everything out...
I didn't change any trim upstairs either. It's a pain to paint trim when you already have carpet in place. You can paint it outside, but then you have to go back and touch up all the nail holes. Ugh. Much easier to do when you can just spray in place before the flooring goes in.

One of the best tips I got was to buy the trim from a lumber yard instead of Home Depot. You should be able to find something similar (5" primed MDF) for under $1 / linear foot.

HD had a good price on the Jeld-Wen doors and some other hardware, but the trim prices swing around quite a bit and they charge a lot more than a lumber yard will even on their best prices.
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