I hate basements. I hate dirt/grime/dank/dustiness/SPIDERS. GROSS! Thankfully my handsome guy is tougher than me, and decided to take on this project (at least the dirty demo part) by himself. We needed some extra storage, and our basement needed a face-lift. Check out what we started with:
This was the tiny storage we started with.....a dark little corner cubby, big enough to hold some paint and other supplies, but that is about it. So, he started ripping and tearing (splinters were plentiful) to clean up the space.
We (sorry....HE.....I didn't touch any of this part of the project...thus the ugly photos) ;-) removed all of the old storage, and cleaned up the corner so we were starting with a clean slate.
The new shelves we put in all have pressure-treated uprights so there is no rotting problem in the future. I don't know if we will build more, but this baseline gives us the flexibility for more storage if we decide to build it.
I started helping with this at about this point (everything was CLEAN and spider free). We decided to start the shelves six inches up from the ground, just in case of any water in the basement. Our house is a 1930's colonial, so we like to plan ahead JUST in case. We wanted to move all of our storage from the attic to the basement for convenience, but I (of course) want to make sure my stuff stays safe.
Thankfully I didn't have to do any of the dirty and gross part of this project, but I get to benefit from the completed product! I am so happy to have the space freed up in the rest of the basement so I can use my "gym" space again, and not have to work around boxes and crates and half-finished projects.
So happy to have a handyman in my house (and soon to be legally attached to me....ooo he doesn't know what he's signing up for) who cares about improving our home and living environment. <3 him long time.
Dreamer, decorator, wife, business owner, personal fitness trainer. 20-something.