October 3, 2023


New Estate

How We Added a 1/2 Tub within the Basement

5 min read

Since we completed the pool final yr, one of many initiatives we wished to do was add a 1/2 bathtub 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 packing containers 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 situated and allowed us to go forward with the 1/2 bathtub venture within the basement. We knew having a rest room particularly would turn out to be useful when we have now company and household over for a cookout and swim. Traipsing upstairs was not a good suggestion particularly for our aged dad and mom and the youngsters.

We had our common plumber who was right here a number of months in the past servicing the AC and furnace, have a look at the basement and he assured us it might simply be achieved, by including a pump. The pump would go in that spherical circle that you simply see above to the left and hook up with these white pipes above. We have 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 an arrogance and bathroom is a should. Our plumber couldn’t match us in proper now, so I bought a advice from a reader right here within the space and we discovered an excellent one who had time to do that venture. It got here in at $2500 for labor (together with the pump they provided) and we provided the self-importance, faucet, and bathroom. I couldn’t wait to get this achieved. I knew it wasn’t going to be fancy in right here. It is a storage space with the furnace in any case, however I wished to not less than paint the partitions and repaint the concrete ground to freshen it up and make it really feel higher.

I used out of doors trim paint that we had left over and painted the partitions white and purchased a gallon of grey paint that’s a little bit 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 bathtub.

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

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

I purchased the self-importance and tap at Lowes, considered one of their most cheap ones in addition to a fundamental bathroom from Lowes. The rugs I had laying round they usually add a little bit of cushion. The bathroom paper holder is from Amazon.

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

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Right here’s the place the pump is put in on the prime 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 bought artistic.

I seemed up spherical metallic or plastic 12″ discs and got here up with a plastic plant saucer in grey from Amazon. It was excellent for overlaying 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 little bit facet 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 lavatory space and it’s excellent 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 they usually labored out nice! I labored with an organization known as Costway they usually despatched these to me. They reached out and requested me if I had any initiatives that we might collaborate on after which this got here up. I had really purchased one thing from them final yr, the brown fake wicker set of chairs and desk that sit by the pool and actually like them they usually have been an excellent worth. So take a look at Costway for many good gadgets for an affordable worth. 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 venture 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 in some unspecified time in the future, 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 turn out to be useful and if we didn’t have it, we might be so tight on further storage.

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