This is the shot I took the day we first looked at the house. We didn't have a flashlight, so I used my camera flash to see what was behind the little 2x2 window in the concrete wall.
This is the 2 foot diameter concrete saw that Evergreen Concrete Cutting brought to open the window, into a door. They mounted a track for the saw onto the wall and cut up and down each side our 9" thick concrete foundation wall to make a doorway.
After the doorway was cut, they removed almost 1,000 lbs of concrete.
electrician wire the room with one light and one outlet. Simple. I decided I liked the finish of the raw concrete walls which are still a little stained with decades of coal dust. That left installing a new header in the spot above. My dad gave me a really cool reclaimed beam for Christmas that I used here.
dad made John for Christmas in '99 and all the wine down this morning. What a wonderful room. I may spend all afternoon down here. I hope Henry's been paying attention in the kitchen. He's in charge of dinner tonight.