The basement has two large bedrooms, and one smaller one. Here are the two large rooms.
We didn't realize how much space you loose with 8 inches of concrete and then 4 inches of interior wall, when compared with the room just above this one. To compensate, we added a little nook.
It's just behind the door, and a perfect spot to stick a dresser. The space was taken out of the future office. It will make a perfect spot for built in bookshelves. (The office is below on the left.)
The plumber is now installing all the pipes and drains for our water system. Before he got started, we put in all the electrical boxes for the lighting, so that he knew where we wanted things. It is really fun to think about how we want to light our home, and plan for the future.
We won't run wire until the plumbing is finished. The wire placement can be flexible...pipes can't be. The plumbing ended up being a bit of a challenge. However, I think the solution our contractor and plumber came up with will work. As this is our first house with a basement, we were a bit ignorant how everything would come together. Plus, we're in the country, so instead of a sewer system, we will be on a septic tank which we'll install this spring. It makes things more complicated.
Once all the rough-in is complete, the house will be inspected, and it will be time for insulation. We're hoping we might be ready for that step in about a month.