Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Sneak Preview- Our messiest home improvement project yet!

We are in the process of finishing our basement where we will have 1,100 new square feet of living space. The space is to include: full bathroom, full kitchen/ bar, media/theater room, gym, a second pantry and some storage space.

We never expected to go from this..












To this (what a mess)...













But eventually we got to this...












We all know, not all things go as planned. We learned when you buy a house with a basement plumbed for a bathroom, you should ask some questions about what exactly that means.

My favorite part so far has been when my hubby took down the wall along the stairs and made a new landing to open it all up. Unfortunately, I have a tacky before photo because that is where I stacked up some of the stuff we were storing in the basement when we started the project. However, here is before...













And after...
 




























As you can see we are currently in the drywall phase and have a ways to go to completion.











We have also made a lot of progress from where we began.











Below may not look like much to you but it is where our future downstairs kitchen will be.












I hope to have some finished photos to share with you soon, stay tuned! If you have a finished basement and have suggestions, please comment! Or comment if you just want to say hello.

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6 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

You have a huge basement, we don't have basements here in Australia much. So much extra space that we miss out on. I can't wait to see more progress photos. xx

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Same here. Not too many basements in Texas, so I envy all that space.

I can't wait to see more of your progress!

Remember, it gets darker just before the dawn (maybe that applies to basement remodels, too)???

:) Laura

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Oh boy that is going to be amazing. Like another house. Can't wait to see the progress.
Brooke

Katsui Jewelry said...

That will be incredible! Like having a whole other house!

Terri Tiffany said...

It looks great! No basements here but when we lived in PA we turned ours into an office and family room. Worse part is it started to smell moldy even with precautions and that was a pain. Otherwise--loved it!

Holly T. said...

We went through a basement finishing three years ago - a lot of work but so worth it. Your progress is awesome!
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http://happysahmworld.blogspot.com/2010/07/sweet-blog-award.html