We had just moved all of our stuff to our basement to start a family room playroom minor remodel. A little paint some recovered couches and some new storage for the kids toys. We also had planned on moving the kids into their own rooms this fall. We were all super excited when this happened. Adrian had found some water in our basement carpet one night by finding both kids with wet butts....we cleaned it up and didn't think much of it until the next day when I was trying to clean up a mess about 10x as big. Adrian spent the afternoon (yes I called him home from work) and evening investigating and cleaning up the mess. However we were not able to get the water out of the carpet even with a shop vac. So we called our insurance and made a claim. They came out in just a few hours to investigate and decided that we needed to have the concrete dried out and the carpet removed. They on that friday afternoon....brought in 5 industrial fans, a dehumidifier and an air scrubber. Lets just say WIND TUNNEL....I felt as though we were living in one. WE had the tv maxed out on volume that night and we still couldn't really hear it. So instead of watching tv we decided to start a project that we were going to avoid, but since we were getting rid of the carpet anyway...why not right? So we shipped the kiddos to grandmas and started this:
I keep trying to focus on the room that we will have and not the drastic amount of money it is going to cost.