We really haven't had the stamina or the financial wherewithal to address the basement yet. The original listing called it a finished basement, but what that meant was that someone, many years ago, stuck up some paneling against the dungeon-like stone walls. It's really dirty and shoddily done. We plan to refinish it at some point, but it's not a priority. However, we realized that we should probably at least try to clean it before filling it up with our junk. Greg attacked one of the closets today. He pulled the paneling down to reveal some haphazard insulation, mouse bait, piles of dirt, and, oddly, the painting pictured above.