...from being underutilized primarily as a place for cats to poop and other assorted items of cr@p to be stored
a place for Mario and Jill to go and pretend they aren't really grown-ups with a kid. One day, they will able to sit at a wet bar, draw a beer from the tap and pretend that they don't really go to bed at 9:00 on Friday nights and they are still COOL and fun to hang out with. They can adjust to being boring adults much easier knowing that one day soon that their basement will be home to a REALLY big tv.
We have managed to stay pretty much on target with our budget of $7500 to complete this project. (That does not include furniture, TV and audio equipment, appliances or the bathroom which we have not even started yet!)