Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our Basement Reno Progess

Did you ever wonder what happened to the basement renovation I mentioned almost 2 years ago? Well, we had a good start and then very slow progress.   Here's the current status.

This the view to the left of the stairs when you first walk down.  A window was added and the door replaced - it exits outs to three steps that bring you level with the backyard.
Below is it's current state.



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You're looking at the future bathroom, through to one of the bedrooms.


Here's the bathroom currently - the bureau in the distance will become the sink vanity.


The bathroom you just saw is to the right in this picture.  We made the hallway fairly wide so it wouldn't feel like a tunnel.  The closet for the right bedroom is behind the end of the hallway.  At the end of the hall, to the left, is the second bedroom.

 Remember the ceilings are yet to be dry walled! :)


I know, this is a crazy pile of assorted stuff but soon it will be the tv/hang out area.  The wall the to the right - behind the sofa - is the walk-in closet for the second bedroom.

Since this area had an existing pine paneling and dry wall combination, I decided to have it paneled to create a cohesive space that ties in these two elements. The plan is to paint it all in one color in a semi-gloss finish.


The door will be painted the same color as the walls.  A wall mounted flat screen will be placed to the left of the door.  (Not quite sure why the electrician placed that outlet so high but the t.v. will cover it.)

18 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

I love the paneling you did with that really wide "chair rail." That'll look awesome when it's all painted up.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

the panelling is awesome - cant wait to see how it looks finished ;)

Jennifer Flores said...

We are on the same basement renovation timeline ;) We drew up plans two years ago and we are just now finishing up the last bits of the bathroom. Just keep thinking how amazing your basement will all look once its done!

Francine Gardner said...

This does not feel like a basement at all! Can't wait to see the finished space. You are so lucky to have a handy husband...

Hartwood Roses said...

Has it really been two years? I remember the last time we got an update, and I swear it was only a month or two ago. ;)

Drywalling the ceiling after the walls? I guess ya do what ya hafta do to keep a project moving ... and it is definitely moving. Looks like you put a lot of thought into this, and it's coming out really great.

Ashley said...

Progress is always a good thing, and your paneling already looks fantastic even before the paint's been applied.

Nancy said...

so exciting! love the basement exit door and area. The paneling will look awesome. Great job, hope you can see the end is near!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

This is a great motivator to me as we are trying to get our basement reno underway. Thanks for kicking my arse in gear! :)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele-
You have really been busy! I can't wait to see the reveal.
Teresa
xoxo

vicki archer said...

How exciting! It looks like it will be fabulous when it's finished, I look forward to hearing and seeing the updates!...xv

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Unknown said...

Hi,

I love all of the moulding, really nice touch in a basement. Could I have the contact info for your contractor? I would love to add more moulding to my house.

therelishedroost said...

This is going to be fantastic, I cannot wait to see the completed space!

Lauren said...

Can't wait to see the finished pics!! Love your stair rails!!!

xoxo,
lauren

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ArchitectDesign™ said...

Can you sent me along his info? Always looking for talent like this for little jobs. Thanks!!

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