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23 comments

  1. September 18, 2014
    Jo-Anna

    Looks so fantastic Tara! I can’t wait to get started on ours…I’ll be coming back here for tips!

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      I can’t wait to see your project, Jo-Anna! It’s going to be fantastic!

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  2. September 18, 2014
    Virginia Fynes

    That doesn’t look hard at all! I think just about any novice handyman could tackle that project. What a difference it made.

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      It was crazy how it transformed the space as we went along… I feel like it’s already much more of a cozy, useable space.

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  3. September 18, 2014
    amy @ one artsy mama

    I am so impressed by all the work you guys are doing!

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you, Amy! 🙂

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  4. September 18, 2014
    Adrianne

    Very, very cool! It’s really coming along!

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      I know! This basement is going to be very well-loved once it’s completed. We can’t wait to use the space!

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  5. September 18, 2014
    Marilyn

    Tara, this product looks amazing and so easy to install! We have an old Victorian home (circa 1888) and so our basement is a pit that anyone over 5″6′ can’ts stand up in so we won’t be finishing our basement. However, their product might be good in another area of our home! 🙂

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      Oh wow… Marilyn, how did I not know that you have such a fabulous historical home? Oh my gosh, I want to see pictures. Are they on your blog?

      Your basement sounds almost like a crawlspace, though. Is there a way to dig it out that last foot? Or just not worth it?

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  6. September 18, 2014
    Melanie

    I like that your kids will have a great place to play!

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      Me too. We had a playroom in the last house, and when we moved in here, we suddenly realized that until the basement is finished, the playroom is gone.

      So I’m moving the basement up on the priority list. It will be nice to have that space for the girls.

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  7. September 18, 2014
    Krista @ the happy housie

    Wow Tara…it is crazy amazing that you guys did this on your own. Awesome!! It makes me believe that dricore is so amazing that even I could DIY it! What a cozier space already…amazing what drywall does!

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    • September 18, 2014
      Tara

      I know! Isn’t it wild!?!? I can’t believe that soon, we are going to have an actual basement – one that we can play in, and have guests sleep in, and a majority of the work was done by us.

      Bathroom excluded. I’m not a plumber. 😉

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  8. September 19, 2014
    Melissa

    Wow, this looks like some serious Reno business. I don’t know much about the behind the scenes stuff but that seems pretty cool that the walls already have outlets ready for electrical. Lookin’ good! Now for the fun part….painting!

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    • September 25, 2014
      Tara

      Yes, it’s the painting, finishing and decorating that I LIVE for. I can’t wait until the basement is ready for running, jumping and playing. It’s going to be such a great space.

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  9. September 26, 2014
    Marilyn

    Your basement is going to be an amazing, usable space when you’re finished!

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    • November 16, 2015
      Alex @ Basement Finish Pros

      Agree with you Marilyn. The space is prefect. Maybe they just need more decorations or colors to the wall. It make more pretty.

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  10. September 4, 2015
    Dave

    I plan on using Dri core wall system but I want to use the DMI my supplier says its much better than Dricore floor tiles and is more moisture proof for the subfloor…how does one attach the 2×2 to the floor, do I do it directly into the concrete

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    • September 16, 2015
      Tara

      I’m not familiar with DMI flooring, but we attached the 2X2 directly to the DRIcore, I’m sure that you would do the same for whatever flooring foundation you put down. To be sure, contact the DRIcore customer service – they’re very helfpul. 🙂

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      • May 26, 2017
        Breandan Wheeler

        Did you attach the subfloor to the concrete first? Dricore said they recommend attaching everything into the concrete.

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  11. March 29, 2018
    Larry Schwartz

    I have the panels but not installed yet. (surgery is keeping me at bay). If I could find some decent looking battens I could cover the seams instead of muding. Then the panels would be somewhat removable for things like basement wall inspection. (termites etc).

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