The subterranean area beneath your house can be converted to an imitation living room without you having to be a professional carpenter or an expert in any type in the construction occupation. Basements in fact started out being a thing referred to as a Root Cellar. They were a kind of an especially tall crawlspace. What they term around here a Michigan Basement. These basements regularly had field stone for foundation walls which were melded together with mortar. They typically leaked water in between the stones plus it dripped down on the floor but that did not carry any weight since the floor had no cement on it at all. The house above usually came as a kit that came from a catalog at Sears and was named a Craftsman.
New construction typically has cast in place concrete foundation walls that are 8 ft tall and good and straight and typically don’t pass through much moisture. There is typically some concrete on top of the floor. This typically ends up as a considerable empty cube that reminds persons of an not finished living space. In order to finish this room off you yourself will want to build a framework around the perimeter where you can fit fiberglass insulation and electrical wiring and drywall wallboard. In basement remodeling this will not require a flawless job. What I suggest is that it could be a little out of plumb and that would not be of importance because the walls are not actually structural at all and could fall entirely all the way out and not negativly effect the house at all. So I say build the walls one 2×4 stud at a time and nail them down to the floor and ceiling joists and you will have a good start. In a typical
When you get the partitians all done then it’s time to do the suspended ceiling. To conserve time and wealth use 2 foot by 4 foot panels of suspended ceiling tile. Make sure to nail the wall angle to the studs all around the outside. Simply measure down from the ceiling joist typically 4 and ½ in. to the top of the wall angle. In the center I regularly use a wallboard finish so that calls for some framing all over the I-beam and the heat ducts. That gives you a serious nail base for the suspended ceiling. Now keep an eyeball on your track and keep it reasonably straight. In the finished basement Michigan the illumination as a rule install with the ceiling tile.
The next step should be the doors and trim mouldings. Use prehung doorways along with pre primed molding. That will be the fastest and cheapest. Then give everything a coat of paint. Floor carpet would be the next thing to do. I make the process sound easy here I know, However after you have done a few of these these basements are all alike. After 20 or 30 you could accomplish them in your sleep.
I have looked at zillions of novice finished basement jobs. I should say the main blooper that amateurs do would be is struggle to be a perfectionist. That is not obligatory. These projects do not have to be perfect. What they have to be is completed. Done is the key word. So make an effort to get as much help as possible and keep in mind that the light is sort of dim in these places so perfect is not obligatory.