How We Added a 1/2 Tub within the Basement

Since we completed the pool final 12 months, one of many tasks we needed to do was add a 1/2 tub to our basement. We’ve been engaged on cleansing out the basement, getting it organized for the final couple of months. We’re making progress, however have a bit extra to go. Mark had a storage space with all his bins saved in there and we knew the basement was stubbed already for a loo, however when he moved his shelving round in there and removed extra issues, it opened up that storage space the place the furnace is positioned and allowed us to go forward with the 1/2 tub undertaking within the basement. We knew having a bathroom particularly would come in useful when we have now visitors and household over for a cookout and swim. Traipsing upstairs was not a good suggestion particularly for our aged mother and father and the youngsters.

We had our common plumber who was right here a couple of months in the past servicing the AC and furnace, take a look at the basement and he assured us it may simply be completed, by including a pump. The pump would go in that spherical circle that you just see above to the left and hook up with these white pipes above. We had been so lucky that the builder of our home stubbed this basement for a full rest room. That raised bucket wanting factor covers a gap the place a bathe or tub would go. We don’t plan so as to add a bathe, however a conceit and bathroom is a should. Our plumber couldn’t match us in proper now, so I obtained a suggestion from a reader right here within the space and we discovered an excellent one who had time to do that undertaking. It got here in at $2500 for labor (together with the pump they provided) and we provided the vainness, faucet, and bathroom. I couldn’t wait to get this completed. I knew it wasn’t going to be fancy in right here. It is a storage space with the furnace in spite of everything, however I needed to not less than paint the partitions and repaint the concrete flooring to freshen it up and make it really feel higher.

I used outside trim paint that we had left over and painted the partitions white and purchased a gallon of grey paint that’s a bit of lighter than what was there. My aim was to make all of it look higher, cleaner and more energizing searching for this makeshift 1/2 tub.

It’s not fancy, however I like the way it turned out! It’s good for what we’d like and I used folding screens for privateness, which you will note beneath.

Right here’s the after from portray the concrete partitions white and a recent coat of grey on the flooring. The whole lot is working nice and we’re so happy with the outcomes.

I purchased the vainness and tap at Lowes, certainly one of their most cheap ones in addition to a fundamental rest room from Lowes. The rugs I had laying round and so they add a little bit of cushion. The bathroom paper holder is from Amazon.

This arrange will likely be good for the youngsters and anybody who’s visiting. It may be a spot to alter garments as properly. The mirror is leaning on three 2×4’s that the plumbers added and screwed into the wall for the vainness to connect to. It was good for leaning the mirror and simply leaning the backsplash as properly, because the vainness doesn’t match flush to the wall. You may barely see the two×4’s peeking out behind the vainness.

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A conceit is good to have too!

Right here’s the place the pump is put in on the high of the image and it pumps waste up these pipes. They took the bucket off the bathe gap so I wanted an answer for that and naturally I obtained inventive.

I seemed up spherical steel or plastic 12″ discs and got here up with a plastic plant saucer in grey from Amazon. It was good for masking the outlet and I used a scorching glue gun to stay it to the ground. Ought to maintain the youngsters away from it.

I’m really including a bit of aspect desk I’ve over the disc too so as to add one thing to drop garments on if folks need to dress behind right here.

I added a runner that I had that gives a walkway towards the toilet space and it’s good too together with that little folding desk I had.

I used to be gifted two 6′ folding screens to make use of within the area as a privateness display screen and so they labored out nice! I labored with an organization known as Costway and so they despatched these to me. They reached out and requested me if I had any tasks that we may collaborate on after which this got here up. I had really purchased one thing from them final 12 months, the brown fake wicker set of chairs and desk that sit by the pool and actually like them and so they had been an excellent value. So try Costway for plenty of good objects for an inexpensive value. These screens are made out of a fiber materials, so they aren’t actual wicker or fake wicker, however very sturdy for my wants and straightforward to place up.

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It’s so good to get this undertaking checked off our listing. We’ll proceed to work on getting the remainder of the basement utterly decluttered, cleaned up and arranged. It’s feeling so a lot better down there already. We could find yourself ending out the center room of the basement sooner or later, however there’s no rush on that. We positive love having the additional storage and I’ve an overflow pantry, since my kitchen pantry is so small. It homes all my adorning and Christmas decor, all our further paint, cushions for the outside are saved there in winter, the smoker, strain washer, pool cleaner, and some different issues. Basements positive do come in useful and if we didn’t have it, we’d be so tight on further storage.

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