Budget Basement Renovation Phase Three

The project is nearing completion and I would say there are three phases left. Let’s check our budget basement renovation phase three.

Installing the flooring would’ve been quite time consuming as well as more of a spend on my credit card. I decided we will just start putting the furniture in for the time being.

The next three phases will be:
-Electrical ($500) – this is going to be 4 wall outlets, 2 light switches, and 5 lights. I am buying all of the materials from Home Depot. I am using a slightly larger gauge wire than is needing for the lights to save money (the outlets require a thick gauge but buying about what I need for each costs the same as one coil of wire. I also don’t have to meticulously calculate feet of wire needed).
-Paint gym area ($200) – I am going to paint the walls and ceiling with the same white paint I used on the main side. I need to prime the drywall first and then start painting. I will roll it which will take more time but will help limit moving equipment.
-Vinyl Flooring and wall & window trim – I have just shy of 700 square feet to cover. I can then install the trim. I will get the flooring and underlayment from LL Flooring. I will likely get the trim boards from Home Depot.

The current phase involved bringing things down that we had or picked up on Facebook marketplace. I did get a couple items from Amazon.
Couch – purchased from Wayfair a couple years ago.
Bean bag chairs – Christmas presents
Teepee – Christmas present
Basketball Game – Facebook Marketplace
Amazon Items:
Sengled 100w Equivalent Smart Daylight Bulbs – https://amzn.to/3vy84hR ($40)
Square Ottomans with Storage – https://amzn.to/3C30NI4 ($15)
Area Rug 7′ x 10′ – https://amzn.to/3hvJt50 ($75)
Area Rug 2’3″ x 10′ – https://amzn.to/3tmDR2u ($35)
Furinno Simplistic Set of 2 End Table – https://amzn.to/3surYbK ($32)
Furinno 3-Tier Entertainment TV Stand – https://amzn.to/35fYo0W ($38)
Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket Low Profile – https://amzn.to/3Kaw9Q3 ($18)
KILZ 1-Part Acrylic Paint – https://amzn.to/3vztuvf ($32 – 3 gallons so, $96)
Industrial Pendant Light INNOCCY Edison Hanging Cage Pendant Lights – https://amzn.to/3pt2vxf ($24 for 2 pack, so $48)
Govee Dual Smart Plug 2 Pack – https://amzn.to/3467c90 ($17)

The Smart TV was from Facebook and so were the foosball table and the basketball game (which everyone loves the basketball game. The two gaming systems are from my kids Grandpa and were Christmas presents. I wanted to have the option to turn the electrical off when I am away as a just in case measure so I purchased the smart plugs. The TV needed to be mounted and I found the one linked above to have good reviews. The end tables and TV stand were more of a “I need to get some finishing touches done, so what looks ok” and I landed on the Furinno ones. The pendant lights I trimmed the cord some so they would be uniform but the cord length was 48″ I believe so they could hang low if needed. The rugs were approved by my wife and were fairly cost affordable as locally I couldn’t find any decent deals. Used rugs could suffice but then there is the need to clean and issues with any snags or stains. The lights were the most tedious and I wanted Multicolor but the color is so dim when I choose daylight as the setting. I landed on these ones just to keep it bright and need less light fixtures.

Budget Basement Renovation Phase Two

This is the budget basement renovation phase two. I had the walls done as described in the previous video. They also painted them too!

Wall partitions began on Monday and then as that phase was nearing completion I started thinking about paint. I knew the contractor had his own commercial sprayer and decided to have him paint. This portion cost $1245 (so we have $30 + $4600 + $1245 + 2 rollers I already had for my gym floor paint prep).

I knew that if I painted I would rush the process or start seeing my flaws in the process. This could have been renting a sprayer, buying 15 gallons of paint 12 for walls and ceiling, and then priming the drywall (2 gallons).

I still need to have the electrical done to have the gym electrical separate from the common area. There will be 3 additional gym lights and 2 additional lights in the common area. There will also be a separate switch and light in the sump pump area. There will also be 4 additional outlets in the common area (price of materials and labor tbd as I have a friend who is an electrician).

Wednesday will be doing two coats of the Kilz 1-part Epoxy Acrylic. Then I’ll be moving in furniture and games. At a later date I’ll be installing vinyl floor in the common area. I’ll have to hand paint the walls and ceiling in the gym area due to all of the items being a large task to move out. Slow and steady wins the race. On to phase three, painting the floor!

Budget Basement Renovation Phase One

This is the budget basement renovation phase one. I needed to get my boards painted that serve as the dampening surface for noise. The next portion will be the wall partitions. Budget Basement Renovation Phase One This phase was basically a gallon of black paint that is a paint and primer ($30). I will end up using an old black sheet for the surface underneath my home gym workout machine. I wanted a surface that is somewhat thick but also breathable. I don’t want any sort of condensation issues. The wall partitions may limit some of the efforts of the dehumidifier so I want to know how that will work before changing it out. It also may serve as a…

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