Clearly, it's been a while since I posted any pictures of the basement progress. Lots of reasons behind that...it wasn't decorated completely, we were traveling a lot, I have lots of insecurity when it comes to using my new camera (new being a relative term, as I bought it last September, and all...), etc...
But here I am, finally in the mood to take photos, edit them, and put them into little collages of "before" and "after" shots, so as to more accurately describe why it took 4 months to complete this project, construction-wise.
Art has been hung...pillows have been placed...all the games have FINALLY arrived. And so here we go! I don't know how best to caption these, so I think I'll describe them at the top of the photos, and then you can scroll down to see what I mean. (You can also click on the photos to make them a bit bigger...)
This was what you saw as you originally entered our basement...it was The Bar Area, and we had a game table there, along with some sorta useful closets. As you can see in the photos of the construction, we tore out the bar, built a half wall, and tore out the closets in that space. We converted it to our TV area instead, moved our couch over there, and built a seating area at the half wall for additional seating aside from the couch, giving us an area to eat, hang out, use as a nerf gun shooting gallery...
|This wall came together perfectly. The sunset photo on the left is one I took during our last trip to Hawaii. Got it blown up, printed, and framed through Art.com. I fuckin' LOVE that website!|
|I finally have my secret bookcase door! FINALLY! It is so cute, y'all.|
|This is the view into the office when the bookcase is full open.|
|The fireplace area is so, so, sooo pretty! I can't wait until we get colder weather, and I can flip that baby on, and sit there to read a good book/do some needlepoint. Knocking into that wall was well worth the effort!|
|Our TV wall went through a few different design changes. This one that we wound up with is parfait!|
Lastly, we have the workout room. We changed the lighting in there, but didn't finish the ceiling because it's under our master bath, and it's just too damned convenient to have access to all that plumbing. We don't want to close that off for any reason. It wasn't worth the cost, either. It's just a workout room/storage room. I can't find any of my "before" photos of this space, but it was pretty much the same, except there was an unfinished wall, and the rest of the walls were painted yellow, which is my most unfavoritest color in the whole world. Paint-wise, anyway. So now it's gray, and the walls are all finished, and it has better lighting. And it's crammed full of my staging stuff for my business. OH! AND it has beautiful new carpeting. It's the only room that got carpet when we redid everything. Softer for yoga, and stuff.
And there ya have it! The completed basement. I love, love, LOVE it. Living in this space is so delightful, and the contractors were so awesome (as usual!), and I am so glad it's all done. Let me know what you think! And if you want better pictures of anything, let me know that, too. I'll be happy to update with more details. Happy Friday, all! Have a great weekend...