Now that the basement is no longer a complete disaster area I have to give more thought to a REAL location for the infrastructure do-dads that hang on the wall by the main electrical panel.
As at Lancaster I am thinking that under the basement stairs is likely the best option.
Sufficient space for the devices, wiring and attendant ups’, power bars along with a monitor, keyboard and mouse.
No other location seems so well suited to the purpose and so poorly suited for any other.
The stairs leading to our unfinished basement have been more than an eyesore, they bordered on disgusting. Decades old linoleum on the stairs, and decades old linoleum torn up on the landing complemented half finished and unpainted drywall (complete with sketches of the project predating our purchase of the house).
In shopping for a solution for these stairs we found some returned Heritage Pine Laminate Flooring (about 50′ square for $20, instead of $65), and decided that we would experiment a bit.
So frantic plastering, followed by the liberal application of Eco Paint and an extended session with the table saw brought us the new, improved and substantially less offensive basement stairs.
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This is our second house.
It had a few known “issues” when we bought it, but I felt the “bones” were good, and so we resigned ourselves to living in a “work in progress” for the next little while.
We’re approaching two years in our little home, and the list remains impressive. We’ve been busy little beavers knocking items off the list left and right. So far it’s consumed thousands of feet of wire (14/2, Cat5E, 4 conductor alarm wire and RG6 & RG59), uncounted tubs of plaster, gallons of paint and hundreds and hundreds of hours.
At this point I can say we’re mostly finished with infrastructure and are moving on to asthetics. I’ll post some pictures as the assorted projects near completion, but as I mentioned before we’re not suffering from a lack of items on the to-do list around here.