Hopefully by spring this area will look quite different. The only light in this area is a ceiling light with a pull string to turn it on and off. My plan is to wire in another light in the storage area with a light switch that controls both the furnace room light and the storage room light. A wall will be built across the front of this open area with a doorway into the storage area. The two inside walls and the ceiling will be heavily insulated to keep the basement heat from entering into the storage area. drywall will cover up the walls and keep the insulation in place. It's a big project but what is there to do when the weather outside is frightful. Hopefully closing this area off and having two outside block walls will keep the area at a cool 45 to 50 degree temperature. Well, that's the plan anyway.
So stay tuned and see mishap adventures of Old Nebraska Dave as he attempts of build a basement storage area.