Posts tagged "basement"

Our PVC Basement Flooring

Our 100+ year old basement will probably never be true finished living space, but earlier this year, we decided it was time to fix it up a bit. Our goal was to clean out anything we weren’t going to use again (primarily old construction materials), freshen up the surfaces, and – most importantly – have…

You guys – this is so exciting!  We put in a new, super useful laundry sink in the basement last weekend!  I know, I know – you might not hear “laundry sink” and think “exciting”, but let me tell you, this is revolutionary. We have been talking about how nice it would be to have a laundry…

We had a plumber come out last week to tackle a couple of issues that we’d probably let go on a little too long.  Both were things we’d thought we might be able to DIY, but both became a little more involved once we got into it, so we figured it would be best to…

It’s been nearly a year since we installed a new tankless water heater and I thought it would make sense to do a quick follow-up to share our thoughts now that we’ve lived with it for a while. And, in a nutshell … we love it! We contemplated a tankless water heater for A LONG TIME…

We’ve been thinking about installing a tankless water heater for quite a while, but got a lot more serious about it over the last few months.  We started by insulating and building a stud wall in the furnace room where the new water heater would hang.  Then, a couple of weeks back, we finally bit…

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the work we (well, mostly Chad) had been doing in our basement furnace room to seal it up a little better and get it ready for the installation of a new tankless water heater.  We started by insulating the exterior block wall and, more recently, we’ve been building…

Our last few posts have been about older projects as we try to get the blog up-to-date with everything that’s been going on around the house, but I figured it was time to also share what’s been keeping us (or mostly Chad) busy recently – and that would be installing insulation in our basement furnace…

What We’ve Been Up To

Wow – I was thinking it had been a while since I’d posted anything to the blog and it was probably time for an update, but I had no idea it’s been almost a year.  Crazy.  I guess time just got away from me.  Anywho, needless to say, I’m way past due in sharing what…

One Stinky Rug

A couple of weeks ago, we took a bunch of water in our basement … in the room we thought didn’t leak. We were lucky that we didn’t have a lot of stuff stored down there that we really cared about. Mostly, we just had the empty boxes from when we moved, but we’d also…

Water in Our Basement

The storm that came through the area today was supposed to result in about a foot of snow, but it turned out to be mostly rain with only a little snow. We thought we’d really lucked out with not having to plow the driveway until we went downstairs tonight around 6:00 and found our basement…