Friday, January 10, 2014

Basement Happenings

When we moved in the basement was completely unfinished.  It was big but needed some love.  The first thing up was was expensive and not fun but it was a must before we could move forward in finishing it up.  By no means is the basement done nor is it perfect.  It is however a wonderful place for us to go as a family.  The family room is huge and we put it to much use in the winter months.

The room allows space for a large sectional, two over sized wing chairs, a piano, and  toy area.  For your viewing pleasure I removed the mini trampoline, tumbling mat, and 7 riding toys....

Below is the before...we used to use this room for riding bikes in the winter.

The laundry room is still in need of a floor but we again ran out of time.  We had the entire room painted and then just did a little decorating.  I salvaged the sink from a friend and am in love.

The laundry room is the first room you walk into when entering the basement so it needed some love.

I love my sink!

My Dad found the lockers and they work great for storage and as a room divider (my storage room is beyond the curtain)

Below is the lovely before our laundry room and the old sink.

Lastly is the bathroom we remodeled.  It's nice and spacious and is intended as the boys bathroom!

Thanks for stopping over.  My plan is to finish up the decorating of the family room.  It's quite sparse right now and not fully done.  Since the tour I have already added somethings and moved a few things around.  I'll keep you posted!


  1. I love your space down there. A nice place that you can go and be as a big family! Awesome!

  2. I want to see that basement in person soon! It is so fabulous!

  3. This is a great transformation, Angela. Looking at this makes me want to renovate my own basement as well. And in terms of waterproofing, I agree; it’s really a must in every basement to make sure whatever the weather is, your basement will remain dry and comfortable.


  4. Very nostalgic images you shared here, Angela. Kind off makes you want to smile doesn't it? Change is truly inevitable and in this case, your basement keeps on changing for the better. I can't wait until everything is finished! Oh and don't forget to check your basement regarding waterproofing. Thanks!

    Dennis Daugherty

  5. Great work!! Thanks Angela - I appreciate and satisfied with your ideas about basement conversion. The room is looking so beautiful. This is a great idea especially for summers.

  6. did you guys use the saniflo toilet/shower system for your basement bathroom? If so, I would love to hear how you guys are liking it!

  7. It was really smart on your part to get the basement waterproofed first. Basements tend to be flooded the most, especially if the area is known for it. And a constantly-flooded basement could be a source of mold and other hazardous fungi. So better finish that off first, and do it fast.

    Gregg Hogan @ American Basement Solutions

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