After three long years my basement has finally gone from this: To this: To this! It took a lot of blood sweat and tears but it was all worth the wait. I did all of the demo myself, moved the ductwork into soffits along the walls, framing, insulation, wiring, drywall, paint, and trim. I contracted out the carpet and the spackle work since there's no way I could have made those look right The Vizio 60" LED was my gift to myself since I figure I saved about $7000 by doing it myself. As you can see it's pretty well lived in already-the whole family enjoys it, which of course was the idea. The Englander furnace resides in my shop on the opposite side of the basement which keeps it nice and toasty.