Our progress - Phase 2
How much does an electrician charge? - Electrical work is something best left to a trained professional! This section to help you pick your electrician.
How much to install drywall? - Whether you're hanging and finishing the drywall yourself, or hiring a contractor to do the dirty work, check here for tips on making the job go smoothy.
Electrical rough-in - Finally it was time for the electrician to begin his work. Unless you're doing the entire basement yourself, finding a good electrician is a key part of any basement remodeling project.
Soundproofing - A simple, inexpensive way to add some soundproofing to your basement is to caulk the bottom plate of your roughed-in walls.
Drywall, insulation, and ceiling hardware delivery - A 180 degree bend in my stairway made it very difficult to get everything downstairs. My basement was transformed from nice and neat, to one big mess!
Installing insulation - Installing insulation in your basement will keep it much warmer in the winter! Installing insulation in interior walls will help soundproof your basement too!
Hanging drywall - Wondering how to hang drywall? It makes it much easier if you have someone to help out. See how I did it!
Hanging drywall: Day 2 - The day was more of the same. We made great progress as we worked our way around the stairway.
More hanging drywall - The next few weekend was more of the same. Here I learned a great way to cut around outlets, light fixtures, and other openings!
Drywall finishing - Three coats of mud, and the drywall was ready to sand. It pays to have an expert do the work!
Drywall sanding - Sanding drywall has always been a disaster for me. I'm sure glad I hired a pro to do this part of the job!
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