Converting the basement into a rec room was a wild idea I had been kicking around for years.
When COVID hit I was homebound for weeks on end, and decided to put my crazy idea into practice.
I say it was crazy because I know almost nothing about home renovation. I was a novice, and my only experience came from watching Youtube videos of people doing their own home renovations. Since I had the time I wanted to give it a try. My first issue was with the air conditioning. I had never spent more than a few minutes at a time in the basement, so the lack of A/C vents never occurred to me. Now that I wanted to be down here for long periods of time I would need a climate control system for it. There is a large, old furnace in the corner of the basement, so there will never be a problem when it comes to heating. The A/C unit is located upstairs, and there is no ductwork connecting it to the basement. Thanks to the furnace this area is often very muggy and warm, so if I want to spend any amount of time having fun down here I will need an efficient cooling unit. I shopped around and found a few small, ductless mini-split A/C units, but the basement is very large so I may need to buy two of them. It won’t be cheap, but if I want this rec room to be any good, I will need air conditioning.
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