Then, there was some time of sweeping, cleaning out the cat boxes outside, and more such things. My gizmo said that this should be roughly 1500 calories for 3 hours. I don't know if it's accurate, but it was exhausting, but I got something USEFUL done... much better than hopping around the gym.
Extra "bonus" I guess is that on this super hot day, I was in the coolest room of the house, so at least there was that.
These are the before photos - taken a couple years ago - but it looked nearly identical now (remember you can always click on a photo to make it bigger):
This is what it looks like now - after ripping up 680 square feet of carpeting:
Plan is to put down new flooring - this:
These are vinyl floors, but special ones that are good for basements AND shock absorbent and often times used in gyms and exercise facilities. Here's how they look cross section and underside.
Paint the white walls two tones as we have a chair rail going along the whole room (probably gray on bottom and light blue on top - undecided on what color the chair rail should be).
And then move to reorganizing the last third of the basement which needs a bit of weeding through and restacking/organizing. The old butler's pantry we removed from upstairs when we moved in and made that pantry and half bath into a full bath on the main level.
The peninsula part of the original kitchen we took out when we remodeled shortly after moving in. Yes, my kitchen as late as 2010 had avocado colored formica countertops!:
And the shelving we have for storage: (and it doesn't look this tidy right now)
Plus, for ping pong, aerobics, etc, a smoother floor is nicer. So, I'm excited we got the worst of it OVER WITH!!!
I'll keep you updated - tomorrow is remove the rest of the foam (very little stuck) and the tack strips which will be a nightmare as they were nailed into the concrete!!!
I'm tired though, can you imagine?