Wow. I am so exhausted.
And I usually like to post pictures of big projects
after everything looks perfect.
But, I now understand that, when you have a child,
getting to perfect in your house takes a lot longer.
So ... I will post what we have now!!
To sum up this project:
It used to look like this (scroll down in the linked post for pics).
It took twice as long as the contractor promised me --
was told 4-5 weeks, took about 8-9 weeks --
but we are happy with the end result.
And we now have our basement back as
livable, enjoyable space with lots of room for
playing and hanging out!
|Staircase down. Yes, the two corner stairs need the carpet |
put back on (see! not perfect!) They were temporarily
removed to get our new couch down the stairs.
|At the bottom of the stairs. An open living room / playroom area.|
The doorway you see behind the couch goes to a small bedroom.
|Another view at the bottom of the stairs. Left door goes to a bedroom.|
Right door leads to a full bath. The bookcases in between are from
my former office. We're adding doors to these so we can hide
some of our stuff.
|Another view. New 47" TV. Ikea TV stand from Craigslist.|
The taupe chair swivels so it can face the TV or Leo's play area.
That is a big closet with sliding doors in the back by the play area.
|Leo's area. To be filled with toys soon enough.|
|More of Leo's area.|
|Bathroom. Yes, there are still tags on my rugs.|
Wanted to see if I liked them. I am kind of
scheeved out by a toilet rug ... but it keeps
your feet warm. It is a basement, after all.
What to do, what to do?
|Shower stall. Off white subway tile inside.|
|Ikea vanity with two big drawers. Blue-y grey towels.|
|Behind the door.|
|Close up of bathroom floor tile. It is a greenish grey with brown edges.|
|Door from main area into laundry space.|
|Laundry room. New tile floor in shades of brown. New back door.|
|Storage cabinets. Doors on wall lead to storage that is under the staircase.|
|Laundry! That nook back by the electrical box will eventually be|
Adam's workbench/tool area.
|The giant dehumidifier that keeps our basement dry.|
Bifold doors lead to the water heater/furnace.
|The soon-to-be new comic room!|
|Little nook by the door will be perfect for a display case.|
|A wall of closet that will house Adam's comic boxes inside.|
|Open doors. Adam's comics will be in here eventually.|
We'll share more later as we decorate and furnish!
C + A +L