The 1st task was to get rid of that nasty old carpet and get rid of the existing wall.  Easy enough right?!  Turns out removing the carpet was quick and simple but getting rid of the glue that adhered the carpet to the concrete was both difficult and messy.  Here's what it looked like just after we got rid of the carpet and demoed the walls.  


That last one is what it looks like after you take off decades of layers of mastic and glue.  Nasty process.