Photos of the before:
Before I cleaned the area this evening:
After I cleaned the area. I plan to put the brew stand to the right of the drainage. Over the drainage I plan to put a custom stand or a stainless steel table. Later I could put a sink there:
In this photo you can see the basement from the bottom of the stairs. Across the brewery (on the right wall) you can barely see the washer and dryer. I plan to upgrade that sink for easy cleaning of the kettles:
Here is a closeup of the sink and washer/dryer directly across the brewery area. I plan to run PVC between the joists above directly outside next to the dryer vent for the ventilation exhaust:
Lots of room for improvement, other ideas, suggestions, etc. I plan to scan the buildouts this weekend on HBT to get some more ideas. For right now I'm not planning on closing it in. I could do that later though...