While we’re still busy insulating our cellar ceiling/ground floor floors, we thought it would be a good idea to share our plans for the cellar with you.
We had the insulation delivered today and it’s completely taken over our house.
I think we’d better get a move on!
Long term, we’re not planning anything fancy for the cellar, really just some extra usable storage, maybe a little workshop style place where we can store tools and building materials and maybe some sort of wine room storage – although that’s kind of in the luxury cellar version.
Anyway, there is a huge amount to do before we can even start to think of actually using the space. It’s really nasty down there at the moment. It’s damp, in parts there’s no proper floor and no heating and the electrics could probably do with a check and sort, too.
This is the floor plan/ furniture layout we’re thinking of going with.
As you come down the stairs, you walk towards our electricity meter and fuse box. We’re hoping to have the boiler moved from the 4th bedroom to the same wall in the cellar, soon. It would be great to have some sort of cupboard to hide all of the clutter and have some decent built-in storage.
For the second cellar room we’re planning some wall to wall storage. Yep, we’re storage junkies. But let’s be honest, you can never have enough storage!
The largest room is at the back. A nice workbench, some proper lighting and a peg board would be great in here.
There are a lot of things that still need to be sorted in the cellar before we can even start to think about building shelves and actually storing things down there without it going mouldy.
On the list of things to sort out are damp proofing, insulation, flooring, replace the windows, sort the electrics and heating, lighting,… oh and then everything will of course need painting, too.
Do you have a cellar? Is yours as damp and miserable as ours? Are you storage junkies like us?