Basement renovation – part 6

Has it been two years since we demoed the basement? We are getting there real soon. Hubby is not amused. But we have come so far! We passed the final permit inspection today. I mean this is IT. We got signed off on the line “Okay to Occupy” on the inspection record card. If we stop everything there is still to do, we can drag some furniture down there to get comfy.

And yet, the ordeal is far from over. Let’s backtrack from the last blog post.

Plumbing – complete

After passing final inspections for electrical and mechanical, I got right back to work to finish plumbing. The IKEA sink and drain connections were quite a challenge. I figured it all out in 2 weekends.

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Plumbing hack: IKEA bathroom sink drain connections

I spent two weekends installing the IKEA Odensvik sink and Godmorgon cabinet in the basement bathroom. It’s super tricky. I researched several postings online before starting the install.

The most difficult part is assembling the sink drain connections. The cabinet has two drawers that do not occupy the full depth of the cabinet in order to provide some space for the plumbing connections. That little amount of space trips up a lot of people. After I saw photos of this hack, I was somewhat hopeful that I can make it work. However, the waste line for my sink is pointing straight out, no 90-degree elbow as shown in those photos. And my guess is that almost everyone else is in the same boat. I read several other postings about cutting into the back of the drawers. I was determined to avoid that trouble. Here’s the end result of my hack:

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