Friday, August 8, 2014

Basement reno progress

The basement reno is in progress - it's so exciting when they hang the drywall and you can see a room take shape! It's actually verrrryyyy near the end but I'm going to save the full details for later...



As you can see, we didn't dig down. We have about 6' clearance, and the Mr. happens to be 6', so we are good. :) In all seriousness though, we didn't really want to get into underpinning and digging down just to gain a few inches. I think it's worth it if you're gaining 6 inches or more...and we just didn't need that much more height (or cost, or work). The purpose of this space will be a play area for Owen, a TV area, and a desk. All things you will be sitting for, so the extra height wasn't worth it to us at this point.



Already with the pot lights it is SO much brighter, and the drywall makes it feel like a room. Stay tuned for exciting changes like paint and flooring!!

9 comments:

Amelia Warren said...

It's really coming along now! So nice that you'll have this extra space to enjoy and to stash toys!

Linds said...

Oh my gosh, how happy will you be to gain an entire floor of living space in your house! Can't wait to see more progress. Our basement is on our list of next renos we'll have to do...someday haha

Designwali said...

so exciting. So much more space to decorate!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Looking good!

Basement renos are sometimes the most fun since there is so much untapped potential. Looking forward to seeing more.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...
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Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Your crazy big basement bulkhead looks just like what I have in my basement ;) You're so close to the end. Looking good!

Laurie Hannard said...

What a progress! It took us forever to renovate and design our basement. We remade it into a little chilling area with small sofa and library, and the rest serves as storage space. I had some troubles finding the exact specific textile patterns I wanted. Also, I really desired timber for the wooden floors. I ended up doing a lot of diy projects for the new basement though, it was a lot of fun! I searched for inspiration through few Interior Designers - definitely helped me clear and shape my own ideas. Good luck!

Shannon said...

AWESOME!!!So exciting!!!
(unfortunately it slows down again from this point on...(trust me))

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