My basement finishing project has been going on for a LLOOONNNGGG time, and I'm finally nearing completion, so I thought I'd post up some pictures!
I basically started with bare walls. I framed some internal walls so I could start on some storage areas, then observed cracks for leaks, patched cracks, waited another year and a half or so. No leaks, so OK to put up exterior walls, drywall, paint, etc. Then summer happened, and I didn't do anything. Now I'm unemployed, so I figured I'd spend some money (
) and get to finishing the basement. Its looking great and we're starting to use it. The "official" opening party is in a few weeks.
5 taps coming though the wall from a kegerator behind the wall (cooled w/ air blown through an insulated box). Halfwall bar and couch are looking at the 52 inch flat screen (still need to work on sound, video games, etc. AV stuff is not my strong suit!) Shelf under the mirror/"made in the USA" sign is from my wife's mother's barn that blew down a few years back. The farm has been in the family for 150 years or so. The free-standing bar was brought back from Mexico in the mid/late seventies by a friend of my father's (any guesses what kind of wood it is? I've had friends who are furniture makers look at it, and they have no idea.)
I'm working on a drip tray and chalkboard painted tap handles, and we'll be ready for the opening party!
We're looking forward to many years of enjoyment and entertaining down there!
Brewery will be in my work room on the other side of the bar wall where the kegerator is. I've set-up a utility area w/ a big mop-sink and workbench, and I'm going to set-up an all electric brewery.