Monday, April 13, 2009

Basement Renovation Is Complete!

YAY!! Fred did an amazing job on our basement In just 1 month, he single handedly transformed our dingy, cold basement into a beautiful, warm, addition to our home. I love how it turned out!
I took way more photos, but here are some to give you an idea of the entire transformation. This is what we started with.

He framed the entire basement and attached the sheet rock to that.

Here you can see the formation of the laundry and storage rooms on either side of the staircase and you can see how he encased the stairway.

The framework of my scrap area
The sheet rock goes up. Lots of sanding and dust all over the place.

The ceiling and recessed lighting. How do you like my paint job? Man, it took me forever to paint. I still need to go over a few spots around the chair rail, but truth be told, it may stay just the way it is! The color is pumpkin butter...doesn't it sound delicious? I thought it was very warm for a basement.

The laundry room and storage room are now separated from the main living space (the doors on the side of the stair case). They actually connect under the stairs, which is kind of cool. Those areas were left unfinished, but I plan to one day go in and paint them at some point.

Lowe's installed the carpet. I was so thrilled to find this berber, it's a light sandy color with the color of the walls woven into it. It really makes everything pop and the padding makes the floors so comfortable. Troy painted the hallway. We went with white and I like the transition it creates.


I finally moved all of my scrap stuff from the living room down to my little solace. I found those tall black shelves for $49 each and the paper rack came in handy. I bought it for $40 from a LSS that went out of business. I didn't know I had so much cardstock! I still need more shelving so I can replace the plastic bins...I'm trying to keep everything stored as neatly as possible since my area is an open space. So this is what it is so far. I'll definitely add my own little touches as time goes on and will post updates when I do. I saw this big comfy chair that I want to put in the left corner where the printer is. I want to get a really tall desk, possibly a kitchen island with lots of storage space...I saw one at IKEA that I fell in love with! That will go right in the middle of the floor facing outward so I can keep and eye on the boys while we're hanging out here. I want to get one of those embellishment cabinets by Making Memories. Yeah, it's going to take a minute to get it just like I want it, but for now, it's functional and I can scrap!

15 comments:

Amanda Ann said...

WOW!! That totally rocks!!!! Awesome job!

Tabitha W. said...

i love that color!! looks so warm and cozy. enjoy your new space :)

Kim Holmes said...

That is one amazing space! In a month! Wow! That is fabulous!

LauraBadora said...

Love it Tanisha! The chair rail looks awesome. Pumpkin butter, what a great color for a basement :)

Marci Knecht said...

it looks great, and you have great taste....my basement is the exact same color ;)

Adrienne said...

I LOVE IT! I need to show my husband this lol.

Aleks said...

tanisha, this is an amazing space! You guys done good!

Melissa J Royster said...

Cute. I can see a lot of great projects coming from that beautiful space.

TraceyT said...

What a transformation. you must be so pleased. LOVE the colours.

scrapNdiva said...

Oh how I love it, the colors are beautiful, just the right tone for a relaxing time of scrapbooking. It looks nice what you have so far. I hope you find the island you are looking for and I can't wait to see it in your piece of scrapheaven. Do you scrap standing up?

Shannon Wyman said...

Tanisha your basement is simply delish girl!

Helena said...

I HATE YOU, I AM NOT SPEAKING TO YOU ANYMORE ..... can you tell I am soooooooooooooo jealous!!!!

You are just so lucky, wow, what I wouldn't give for a space like that! I think it was nearly 3 years ago now, we were visiting DH's mum in Georgia and she had this fantastic basement - it had one of those safety rooms with an iron door, which she had as a lounge come bedroom, with tv. There was a kitchen, bathroom/shower and a little dinning room - all I could see was ME crafting in there no need to go back upstairs everything I could want would be there - guess I am lucky I don't live over there as I think I would turn into a hermit and only venturing out to go to a scrap store, lol!!!

Good luck in your new scrapping space, she says through gritted teeth, lol!!!!

xxxx

doulanana said...

wow, wow and wow!! Enjoy your new space!!

Wati Basri said...

oh WOW!! look at that space!! awesome..you have a great space there girl.....

stamprgrl said...

holy freaking eye candy goodness... yummy oh!!!

-- dalis

he was fast ... 1month wow.! tell him I have a basement that needs finishing here in IL.

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