ok it's been awhile since an update. I've found that December isn't the best time to do a remodeling project. In December alone I have a wedding anniversary, one of my sons birthdays, a school concert and Christmas. On top of that I had an appointment with the cardiologist . ( with good results) and my wife had two surgeries. (also good results) . Now that the holidays are past and she is back at work I'm hoping to get things back on track. Hopefully be done in time to be able to watch the Super Bowl or Daytona 500. Had my tile guy come by to have a couple beers and see what I had to do to the concrete to get it ready for tile. I have a few low spots which are minor but found a crown at the end of the bar with no other options than to grind down about a half inch. Luckily I have a cousin that does garage floor refinishing in Lincoln and have talked him into helping me out for some cash, lunch, and a few drinks. I have most of the drywall hung and starting to finish it. Still have to build a corner wall that will hold the a/v equipment and hopefully be able to mount the 50'' plasma above that. From the point I'm at now this is my gameplan:
1. grinding the floor this week to get it prepared for tile.
2. building corner wall, building setback in wall for fridge, finishing drywall.
3. texture walls.. I went back and forth on this and finally decided if I did a
light texture it would blend with the rest of the house instead of looking
like a remodel job. My brother in law has a gun and has said he would do
it for me once I had everything taped off.
4. texture ceilings. I am going to use a stomp texture in the entire room. The
TV area of the room has the old ceiling with texture but we are going to
put new texture over it.
5. paint walls
6. tile bar area. We are going to slide the bar out when we grind the
concrete and leave it out until the tiles are layed then mount it to the
floor on top of the tile.
Hopefully this will all be completed by the end of January. I hope to do some of the finishing of the bar while it is moved so that once we move it back it is somewhat useable. If I can get this all done by that deadline I should be within a couple weeks of the carpet and furniture.(If the budget doesn't run out)
Got my grandson to help, he works cheap. (cookies and candy)
This is the crown in the concrete. with a 4' level on the crown I could put a 1/2" piece of drywall on each side.
window will be trimmed with 1x6 oak inside the window and oak trim on the outside. Found a table and chairs to go in the corner at Nebraska Furniture Mart but waiting to buy them until everything is done.
My wife said I would probably get more done if I didn't have the temporary tv hooked up.