LCS House Projects Photo Album
Work Area 1
I first moved in, the washer and dryer were in the basement, next to a
single washtub. In the same area was/is the second full
bathroom. The furnace/AC and water heater are in the same area
next to the stairs.
floor in the whole area was vinyl tiles on plywood on concrete.
The washer leaked and also didn't work well, so the plywood on the
floor was rotted in some places. For too long, I was using Mark's
laundry, next door. When I got my new washer and dryer, it was
time to address this non functional area.
Old washer and dryer removed; tiles removed
had to use a belt sander to remove most of the adhesive that had been
used to glued down the plywood. I primed the floor then painted
it with a sand colored floor paint. If it gets stained or
scratched, I just paint over it!!
Shelf unit, countertop and wall cabinet added
Shelf unit and shelves across from counter
Plastic shelf unit upgrade to steel in 2018
Shelf unit near washtub
Also upgrade to steel in 2018
Original area over washtub
Updated to pegboard and hooks for painting tools
New cabinet color and wall color, crates in the corner
Packing boxes finally removed; new shelves added under stairs
Work Area 2
Most of the "finished" basement looked like this when I bought the
place. White plush carpet, white walls, dark trim. Before
the move in, I removed the carpet and trim, put in tan-ish glue-down
The first few years in this house, I used the basement as my office for my computer business.
Once flat screen monitors were cheap
enough, I could move my office upstairs. The flat screen fit on my
antique desk, where an old monitor would not. I could then change my
work tables in the basement into project work areas.
I added lights over one table
Painted the tables to better go with the new wall colors
The tables get used for lots of different projects: gun cleaning,
picture framing, making drawers for the vanity upstairs, repairing
speakers, cutting fabric, sorting nuts and bolts, and on and on.
I took advantage of the COVID-19 shelter in place rule, and spent my
time cleaning up my work areas enough so I could take these photos and
put this page together.
On the wall under the light in the above left photo
How the sewing area started out
New basement windows
New paint and upholstery
I moved here it became too far to drive to my old fitness center.
So I bought this exercise machine to replace health club
workouts. It's cool downstairs in the summer.
had the twin bed in the dining room while I recovered after my hip
replacement. Now it's downstairs for when it's too hot
upstairs. If the animals will let me use it!!!