Not so long ago the basement was ignored – it was where we deposited the things we didn’t know what to do with, and where odd pieces of furniture accumulated over time. Best bet is to find a contractor who has built ‘partial sub-surface dwellings’ before, and has been successful at it, and then have him show you some pictures first. Right after my dad got out of the service, my parents were married in 1943 & started married life living in a quonset hut home, in central Illinois, that they ordered and my dad and all the relatives put the kit house together on top of a full block wall basement. I was born and raised in the original 1 bedroom complete with the wall arhes, watched my head as I grew taller.
The basement where once you entertained is now another place for more equipment. You can often find lolcat pictures on forums which don’t frown upon posting lolcat images as responses to the topic. I am going to check mine out and see what can be done-at least clean it. Thanks for great ideas and I would love to have a state of the art laundry room..Love your hubs. If you are painting a basement room make sure the paint will stand up to dampness. I didn’t have any money for a nicety like a ceiling so lots of odd stuff hangs down from the exposed beams. No room for a woman cave now but ideas flow a bit, hmm… maybe when the kids move out.
Think of this as an excellent place for symbols and pictures of inspiring sportswomen, major female icons of your choice, or female warriors. This is great – we should definitely have Women Caves and you’ve got all the right ideas – nicely done!! When it comes to earth friendly ideas , our ancestors from around the world had some pretty savvy ideas that we can still use that are low impact, non polluting, economically viable and can keep up with the best of technological answers to the same problems.
Many ideas were developed in isolation for very specific regions and challenges. If you live in a home that has a basement, you may already be aware of this effect, that is, the cool of the basement on the hottest day and the relative warmth on those freezing winter days. VirginiaLynne is a homeowner who likes to share her creative ideas for home renovation and home maintenance tips. If you are a poor artist, just cut pictures from different magazines or print from the web and paste them. Delphi is also a good place for beginning projects, and ideas of how to use the materials you buy from them.
I’m in the process of looking for a larger living space, and I’d like to create a workspace to work on PMC, dichro glass, and the stuff I’ve been working with for some time already (wire work, epoxy clay, etc.). I’m trying to figure out if using the kiln in a spare bedroom is safe enough, or if it really needs to be in a basement or garage space. Paula Atwell is a freelance writer with WriterAccess, webmaster, member of Pinterest Party on FB and the owner of Lake Erie Artist Gallery. I mean, my house is starting to overflow with art, but I do not have a basement with more art than there is on the walls!