Not my favorite room in any house. From the kitchen we go down into the basement.
Immediately to the left is this sizable space. When we first saw this house the entire basement was FULL. Did I mention it was FULL?? The white stove at the back left is connected to a chimney. The stove is going to Son Maple and the chimney will be removed once construction starts. The room to the right is a curious bathroom.
This space is where the laundry area is set up. I don't do basements so the laundry room is moving upstairs.
Looking up from the laundry space is this hole. In a previous post I mentioned that the only bathroom upstairs has a hole in the floor and this was used as the laundry chute. No lie.
To the right coming down the basement stairs is this nice space. Mr. Maple is going to convert into his stained glass studio. To the far back and right...
is this space. I won't go in there. I couldn't find a light and it's storage space under the stairs.
This amazing work bench belonged to the grandfather. No one wanted it and it's built to last forever. Mr. Maple said he'd love to have it so it stayed with the house. This is also in the future stained glass studio.
Continuing through the future studio is this huge room. Mr. Maple is going to have his own man cave. The windows are to the back of the house. Look at all of that storage. It'd make a wonderful sewing studio but I don't do basements.
Opposite the built in storage in the previous photo is this wall of closet storage. The opposing side walls are paneling. Oy!
If you look down there is this floor that is going to become a nicer floor.
If you look up you'll see there needs to be a little ceiling tile repair.
I wonder who ever thought accordion pleated doors were OK?
Now we go back up to the top of the stairs and into the kitchen. Looks like some sanding and painting of stairs are in our future. The basement isn't as scary now but in case I didn't mention that when we first saw the house it was FULL.
And good news...today we got a call that our building permit is approved and ready. Our contractor is starting next week!
Stay tuned, Abby and Stephanie