They need to polish the tile. Polishing tile. That is the only thing left to do downstairs. And does polishing tile prevent you from moving into the living room? The bed room? The dream paaaaaantry? No, it does not. And thus we have my new favorite thing about our basement renovation:
In mere months we've graduated from stairwell shelving that I tried my best to make look spiffy and neat, to my dream pantry. Quite an improvement, no?