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Basement Finishing and Renovations Has it been 2 years already? Time to work on finishing the basement into some extra living space.


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Old 2011-07-20, 12:51 AM
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Anybody wants to add some new pics to this thread?
It's been kind of dead lately

Maybe I can add some new pics of our newly built (last year) deck & OTA family room chandelier that we recently installed...which was a PITA to install!
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Old 2011-08-05, 09:33 AM
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Default beautiful trim work - where can i find the chair rail?

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I've been holding on to these pics for a while. Here are some pictures from our powder room project that I complete earlier this summer. It might look a little bit familiar to someone here.
hi there... such beautiful work that i'm going to attempt this too. Could you please share where you purchased the chair rails?
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Old 2011-08-05, 09:41 AM
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Patrob, How Much Did The Kitchen Cost (Total), If You Don't Mind?
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Old 2011-08-05, 12:23 PM
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Patrob, How Much Did The Kitchen Cost (Total), If You Don't Mind?
A lot
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Old 2011-10-02, 06:13 PM
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Project Murphy Bed

This was a project within a project. A caveat to our basement project was to have a place for guests however we did not want to commit a lot of space.

The original space we had designated as a guest room was originally the laundry room and we wanted to keep it intact as it was a great place to store stuff, the sump pump was in there, the electrical panel, the laundry tub and it was a great place for the cat’s litter boxes and food. We did not want to sacrifice more space to a room that would rarely be used and there were some caveats when it came to permits from the city if there was an actual bedroom in the basement.

So my wife came up with brilliant idea, Murphy bed. The problem was where do you find a murphy bed because I have never seen. Turns out that Lee Valley sell kits, even Costco recently had one and there was another place in London (ON) appropriately named London Murphy beds that sold online and delivered.

We had an extra queen sized mattress so we obviously need a queen sized murphy bed.

Cost breakdown.

Murhpy Bed = 600.00
Delivery = 80.00 (2 days)
Plywood to act as box spring (40.00)
A few extras = 50.00
Custom Doors (84 x 36) bifold = 300.00

I had built the closet as part of the basement finish, the individual at london murphy beds supplied me with the instructions and we discussed clearance and other key requirements. Luckily it all worked out. I have standard ceiling height in the basement but once you factored the sub-floor, the flooring the base, the ceiling tiles, I literally have 1 cm of clearance. If the bed was a double it would not be an issue however the queen size bed was our goal.

The bed installation itself start to finish was about 8 hours in total and has served many guests and weekend sleepovers.

http://www.londonmurphybeds.com/

Below are a few pics...cheers.
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Old 2011-10-02, 06:20 PM
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Project Murphy Bed

This was a project within a project. A caveat to our basement project was to have a place for guests however we did not want to commit a lot of space.

The original space we had designated as a guest room was originally the laundry room and we wanted to keep it intact as it was a great place to store stuff, the sump pump was in there, the electrical panel, the laundry tub and it was a great place for the cat’s litter boxes and food. We did not want to sacrifice more space to a room that would rarely be used and there were some caveats when it came to permits from the city if there was an actual bedroom in the basement.

So my wife came up with brilliant idea, Murphy bed. The problem was where do you find a murphy bed because I have never seen. Turns out that Lee Valley sell kits, even Costco recently had one and there was another place in London (ON) appropriately named London Murphy beds that sold online and delivered.

We had an extra queen sized mattress so we obviously need a queen sized murphy bed.

Cost breakdown.

Murhpy Bed = 600.00
Delivery = 80.00 (2 days)
Plywood to act as box spring (40.00)
A few extras = 50.00
Custom Doors (84 x 36) bifold = 300.00

I had built the closet as part of the basement finish, the individual at london murphy beds supplied me with the instructions and we discussed clearance and other key requirements. Luckily it all worked out. I have standard ceiling height in the basement but once you factored the sub-floor, the flooring the base, the ceiling tiles, I literally have 1 cm of clearance. If the bed was a double it would not be an issue however the queen size bed was our goal.

The bed installation itself start to finish was about 8 hours in total and has served many guests and weekend sleepovers.

http://www.londonmurphybeds.com/

Below are a few pics...cheers.
Excellent space saving solution
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Old 2011-10-02, 07:24 PM
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http://www.londonmurphybeds.com/

Below are a few pics...cheers.

What a great idea! And your basement looks amazing! Great use of space!
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Old 2011-10-02, 11:06 PM
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Cool idea with the Murphy Bed, nicely done
Thanks for posting the pics.
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Default Crown & Wainscotting

Just had crown moulding done and wainscotting in main hallway, love how it turned out.

Still have to paint.
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Just had crown moulding done and wainscotting in main hallway, love how it turned out.

Still have to paint.
Looking great!! Thanks for posting the pic
Adding mouldings can make such a big difference in the way a house looks.

How do you plan on painting the wainscoting same as wall colour or white?

Post some pics after it's painted

Tip: Paint your doorbell box same as wall colour so it does not stand out as much. Also paint you cold air return vent covers.

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