I got the go ahead from my better half to move my workshop from my 1 car garage to my basement. The basement is technically a “finished” basement, however, when we moved in the carpet was beyond salvageable so we tore it out and really haven’t done anything with the space. Now I have a purpose for it :) There is a full bedroom/office beside the stairs, and a full finished bath opposite the bedroom.
The first step was removing the tack strips from the concrete and repairing a crack running across the floor. I rented a concrete grinder/sander with 10 grit blocks to sand the floor and remove the mastic, paint, etc that was covered by the carpet.
The door/wall in this picture is a basement partition and there is a 12×8 room on the other side with an external door with a doggie door and this serves as a “doggie” apartment, they come and go as they please.
Plenty of sweeping, shop vac’ing, and mopping and the floor is ready for paint. I painted the floor with one coat of Valspar porch/floor paint in grey. It went on well and covered sufficiently in one coat.
Next step is to build a wall with a door near the steps. A closet to the right of that to house my DC. And then I’ll jump into the wiring. Stay tuned. I’m really excited about setting up a proper workshop :)
-- Jason, Central Virginia