These are some neat projects. We finally finished out basement as well. Bought the house 7 years ago. Basement was sorta finished, but just very white-box-ish. So after a couple years we added a bathroom, then demo'd the rest, then it sat until the end of last year. Finally got moving and finished it.
Basically how it started last year....we have pics of what it looked like when we moved in somewhere. The whole ceiling was dropped and had conduit everywhere. In these pics, the ceiling is gone and I relocated all the wires into the joist like they were supposed to be.
Here I have a bunch of the bar framed in and the plumbing pretty much done. Had to dig a sumpcrock into the floor then route everything overhead. I hired someone to do the framing but did the electric and plumbing, just to keep the project moving.
Ran a second zone of HVAC too.
Opened up the stairwell and added stair lights.
Exercise was staying the exercise room so it became a temporary home to a lot of crap
It was not fun getting things down the stairs, but having it opened helped A LOT
The movie room stayed the movie room but we had to fix the back wall (left side in pic) and the ceiling got insulated and painted black.
I hired out the drywall too.
Movie room sucessfully blacked out
Decided to add some stone walls:
The wifes design pallet
It was a long wait on the cabinets, but they started to roll in.
Tin/copper ceiling was tricky
Then added more stone and more tin:
Then the big wait was for the counter tops. So we finished a bunch of the other stuff
Finally the tops came in so we could finish the back-bar....more stone and cabinets. Haha
Movie room got furnished
Crown to finish off the ceiling
Finish work on the stairs
Then....the coolest part. We unpackaged everything we had been storing for 7 years from our old house.
Got it all organized. Installed my lights and shelves in the towers.
We are still working on some things. Decorations. I want to build a bar sign for between the 2 towers. It was a fun/stressful/rewarding/expensive project.