We’ve cleaned out most of the stuff that’s accumulated in the attic over the years, gave it a good vaccuuming, and tidied it up after the new windows were installed. It’s a classic, including steep stairs and rope-pulley trap door (with bucket of sand, natch!). An attic is primarily for storage, but one can easily envision an extra room or two up there. Click photos to enlarge.
I cleaned out the garage on Saturday, including hosing down the floor (left). It’s an oversized 2 car garage, with two electric garage door openers. It would accommodate two large pickup trucks or SUV’s. We had one of those huge Dodge Maxi-vans for many years and still had storage space in front of it. In the photos, you can see how much room there is in front of Robbie’s Subaru Outback wagon. We’ve got three bicycles there, a couple of motorcycles, lawnmower, a workbench (it stays), storage shelves, and rafters for more storage.
We finished spiffing up and cleaning out the basement last weekend. We fell in love with the basement when we bought the house, because the kids immediately adopted it as a play area… and I had plenty of room for a workshop. Although the house is over 90 years old, the basement is only 40 years old since the house was moved here in 1965. Hence, it’s got a bright, fresh feel to it, unlike the dark dungy basements of most century-old houses. Click photos to enlarge.
The rec room, complete with a radiator, small storage closet, and a non-working fireplace. We refer to it as a rec room because this is where we had a pool (billiards) table and a ping pong (table tennis) table. Prior to those items, the kids used it for roller skating, floor hockey, impromptu forts, etc.
I’ll take more photos tomorrow when it’s sunny — these photos (click to enlarge) make the walls look like they’re yellow, and a flash photo didn’t do the room justice.
Update 11/26: I took these photos on 11/19.