Eight years ago, we moved into our house and I think within the week, Dan had torn out everything in the finished basement. Visions of his man’s basement danced in his head and wood paneling did NOT exist in those dreams. Gone were the walls, gone was the ceiling, gone was everything.
Pretty quickly, he started working on an official laundry room for me. That was 95% completed and then he moved onto the bathroom downstairs. It was necessary to have that done before we could completely remodel the bathroom (watermelon room) upstairs. Dan finished all that before I got pregnant with Emma so that makes it what… 6.5yrs ago? Since then, we’ve had other homes that have needed work and our personal home was neglected in the beautifying process.
Then in January, Dan decided that it was time. He managed to push most of the junk that had accumulated in the last 6.5yrs to the center of the room and started hanging drywall. We didn’t see Dan much for the next 6 weeks and he lost 25lbs in the process but dang if it wasn’t worth it. Check out the old and the new B basement. NO JUDGING!!!! 🙂
Pretty scary, huh? Yeah… I know. That’s why I referred to it as the dungeon. I only went down there if I had to and I hated every second of it. Here’s the new, beautious basement…
Isn’t Dan amazing? He did it all by himself. What a difference it makes! Our house has literally doubled in size. Cash (the cat noone knows about) has quickly become amazingly social and the dogs don’t chase him anymore. We aren’t 100% done but life is still good.