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    Default Basement Layout Design Help

    Anyone on here good at basement layouts?

    We have an unfinished basement that needs to be finished sometime soon.

    I have the original drafted floorplan scale drawing. Several items can't be moved, mechanical, staircase, bearing walls, etc.

    Would like to include: bathroom with shower stall, bedroom, theatre room, winemaking room with laudnry sink, cold storage/wine cellar.

    If anyone likes doing this for fun, pm your email and I will send the drawing.

    would even pay for a great layout.

    any help appreciated.
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    If you're interested in giving it a go, download Google Sketchup. It's free, pretty robust and not bad to get the hang of if you've used AutoCAD, Visio or similar before.

    http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make

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    Reviving this.

    I'm not good at drawing software, but would like some graphic renditions of our basement options.

    Willing to pay $$$$ for someone to help with this.

    Please PM if interested.
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    Did you find someone?? I am looking for the same
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    I know of an interior designer who has done this in the past. She is not cheap as she's experienced and very much in demand. PM for her info.

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    http://www.floorplanner.com

    I used this when trying to figure out my basement layout.

    Simple enough to use and it renders 3d drawings of your 2d layout.

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    Fiverr.com has a couple of guys that can do it from scans of you sketches that you send them.

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    I'll PM you.

    I like doing this for fun lol.


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    Go with the guys that ExtraSlow and 78dsi used. Seemed to do excellent work and from what I know, they sort of did the layout too.

    In reality, your city basement has only a few layouts that make sense.
    Set bathroom, 1 or 2 bedrooms, maybe a storage area and then large theater room.

    With the way Nenshi is going, might as well plumb in 220v for the stove and a kitchen.

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    Anyone want to give it a go?
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    can you get a bigger pic... and perhaps include the measurements for the bottom wall?

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    Need larger still?

    Oh I should mention ideally we would have 2 bedrooms in the basement since the house is a bungalow.

    [IMG]Untitled by mr2Jon84, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    yeah im having a hell of a time reading some of those numbers. can you upload the full size to flicker and make it public? then i can just download the full size

    do you want the bathroom to be an ensuite for one of the bedrooms? possibly with two doors so you can still access it from the main basement? rooms are kind of limited with the window locations. not 100% sure, but for code wouldnt the main area also need a window?

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    Okay I made the second photo public. I don't know why they used the font they did, its not much better in person.

    I am expecting to have to add another window however it would have to be on the right side --->of the basement. The left is paved all the way to the back of the house.
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    One thing that pops out for me is the furnace and hot water tank. How much space is that eating up? Is it tucked away nicely? You've got a few limitations with the locations of the stairs and furnace. And you want 2 bedrooms and a living space?

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    cool, yeah extra window would be perfect... there is code about how many windows you can have per wall though...

    so just to make sure i guessed the foundation thickness properly, and read everything right, at the top, the skinny part of the width. does it measure 24' 5" stud to stud?

    do you want to hide all the tele-posts in walls?

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    Originally posted by ercchry
    , the skinny part of the width. does it measure 24' 5" stud to stud?

    do you want to hide all the tele-posts in walls?
    Just measured it and I got 23' 8.5" across the top

    Furnace sticks out about 6' from the back wall. Hot water tank is tankless and hangs on the wall.

    Teleposts I am not too picky on.

    Originally I figured bedrooms at the front of house (bottom) and great room at the front.. And yeah the stairs are a pain in ass.
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    yup, thats basically what i got... not too happy with the one room though. got all but the post in the great room hidden, instead of screwing around with the stairs im just giving you a bunch of under stair storage.

    for the great room, would you like a theatre space and pool table area... or?

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    Theatre space/ space for kids or some workout equip. I am not too interested in a pool table
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    so, built in sketchup... i dont have proper software anymore.

    i can render different views and things though, and probably make an actual 2-D drawing

    i am not an architect though, use to design custom commercial building parts... so very basic understanding of code and best practices

    so top left, workout area, did this cause exposed posts really do bother me, to the right of that is your tv area, just under that the kids play area, below that 2nd bedroom, to the left, utilities room, above that bathroom with main door and pocket door to 1st bedroom, small room beside the stairs is a walk in closet with pocket door. queen beds for reference in each room, as you can see its a little tight in the 1st bedroom... but if you modify the existing walls around the stairs it could probably open it up a bit

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