Basement Remodel

Our basement was partially finished when we moved in.  The other half of the basement had a laundry area, a storage area, and a workshop.

 

Right after we moved in we pulled up the old carpet in the finished half of the basement and had laminate flooring put down. And then this spring we went on vacation and a pipe broke and we came home to a flooded basement.  All of the flooring had to be thrown out and the drywall had to be cut where it got wet.  After a week of some heavy-duty fans, the basement was dry.

We decided we were going to redo the entire basement and add some additional rooms.  I wanted a playroom for our son and since we have another baby on the way we need some extra room.  Currently my husband’s office is upstairs next to our bedroom.  I want to make that room the nursery for the new baby so we decided to add an office as well as a guest room in the basement.

So the plan for the basement was to add a playroom, office, guest bedroom, half bathroom, laundry room, and to keep the workshop as is.

In the playroom, we decided to take out the two poles in the middle of the room.  In order to do that, a steel beam had to be custom-made and installed since the poles were load bearing.  We also decided to add a walk-in closet to hopefully try to keep toys organized.  The other major thing we did in the playroom was move the stair case back.  Originally, you couldn’t make it down the stairs if you are tall without ducking.  The first time we looked at the house my husband hit his head going down the stairs.

IMG_2222                                       IMG_2174

 

 

IMG_2173

On the other side of the basement that was originally unfinished, we added three new rooms plus a laundry area.  An office, guest bedroom, and half bathroom were all added.

IMG_2179

IMG_2180   IMG_2223

IMG_2176 IMG_2177 IMG_2178

Once all the rooms were framed and sheet rocked, we needed to choose paint colors.  I always find this to be difficult.  I usually know what color family I want for a room but once you start looking at all the samples it’s so hard to pick the exact color you like.  Is this too dark?  Is this too green?  Am I going to hate this once it’s on the wall?  You know how it goes.  These are the colors we finally decided on.  They are all Benjamin Moore.

Playroom – Bird’s Egg

Bathroom- Ocean Spray

Guest Bedroom – Sage Tint

Office – Ashen Tan

Hallway & Laundry Area – Sidewalk Gray

IMG_2192 IMG_2200

IMG_2256

IMG_2296IMG_2297 IMG_2300

IMG_2302 IMG_2303

IMG_2298

For the floor in the bathroom we chose tiles that look like wood flooring and the other rooms were all done in a dark walnut laminate floor. We decided to carpet the stairs so it wouldn’t be so noisy when people were walking up and down.

IMG_2253 12508768_817869581672687_3540624098428056830_n 10862_817910771668568_7608619601403529984_n 12549015_818871744905804_4533454213564708223_n

It took about 5 weeks but it’s finally finished!

Playroom

Before

DSC_0368

After

IMG_2480 IMG_2479 IMG_2475 IMG_2478 IMG_2477 IMG_2476

Office

Before

DSC_0378

After

IMG_2483

Guest Bedroom

Before

DSC_0370

After

IMG_2484 IMG_2485

Bathroom

IMG_2482

Laundry Area

Before

DSC_0380 DSC_0379

After

IMG_2487 IMG_2488 IMG_2489 IMG_2486

Hallway

IMG_2481

Now that construction is finished it’s time for my favorite part….Decorating!  Stay tuned for the final basement reveal.

XOXO,

Geralyn

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Basement Remodel

  1. Pingback: Playroom Reveal | Daisy & Daydreams

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s