I'll open with Operation Make the Basement Less Embarrassing and Skanky. I looked up "skanky", just to make sure it's the word I want. The definition I found says:
- very unpleasant; revolting
- the act of looking cheap, dirty and nasty
Exactly the word I'm looking for. We have serious work to do here.
After years of indecision about what to do with our unfinished basement ceiling, we finally found a solution we both like. I'll admit I was the holdout, because of a personal aversion to typical drop ceilings. But last week, workers came to hang this grid. It does not come down very far at all.
Phil dropped wood panels in place. That was the easy part. Then he placed clips on all those white lines to snap in wood pieces to cover the grid and - voila!
This is what it's shaping up to look like. Phil's working on half the basement. The workers come back next weekend to hang more grid on the other half. We still have a ways to go, but it will be well worth it.
I've been taking photos throughout the process. Not the most thrilling subject for pictures, unless you've been living with a half-finished basement for years, like we have.
Then it's quite exciting.
p.s. If you don't think the basement looks that skanky, wait until I show you the carpet.