Now that we're finally starting to finish the basement Luke and I decided to install the basement door. Hopefully this will allow us to limit the flow of construction dust into the first floor. Last year we bought a glass door on clearance. It's a sturdy door that should allow plenty of light from the stairwell into basement but should be heavy enough to dampen the sounds of Luke watching sports in the future media room.
After a year in the garage the door was dirty and the primer was in rough shape
A coat of paint was necessary to protect the finish from further damage. I haven't picked a wall color or carpet yet, so I don't know what color to paint the door. Instead I settle dfor a mistint left over from the dog house floor.
Periwinkle is better suited to a painted-lady Victorian, but it will do as a temporary measure. For now I'm just enjoying the ability to cut off the chaos in the basement from the rest of the house.