We are pretty excited to renovate our basement - shortly after having Owen we realized just how much stuff these little guys use/need/get...and to keep the disaster that is currently our main floor at bay as Owen grows up, we decided we should finish our basement. Here are some photos of the space (sorry for the crappy pics - it's a dark basement so I didn't waste my time trying to make it look better than it is!)
This will be where the couch lives...
To the back left is the bathroom...
The closet under the stairs is staying as a closet, and we will have a desk where the filing cabinet is.
Aside from this main room we have a laundry room at the back, a room where the boiler is, and cold storage. We are only renovating the main room into a rec room / play room / office. A lot to put in one space, yes but we think it's doable. Oh, and add storage. Obviously.
Here is a very very very rough sketch of what we are looking to do:
This will be the first project in the whole house that we will not be touching (no demo, no drywall, etc...just painting it at the end).
Have you renovated your basement? Any must have's? Any lessons learned?