Thursday, February 09, 2012

The unveiling

I haven't posted for a few days so today I've posted a few things just for the sake of documenting.  You can read the other posts below.

BUT!

There have been changes happening in our basement.  It's been exciting.  I promised pictures so here are a few.  We haven't quite finished the bathroom so I'll post those pictures later.  There are just a few things left to finish. Mike and I did all the trim and put the door frames in.  We still have to put the doors in the closets but that is one of the last things to do.  We also did the floor in the bathroom (well, Mike did) and we did the tile around the tub.  Mike didn't want to worry about anything that had to be inspected so we paid for someone to do all of that stuff and then we've done the rest.

This was our basement before we finished it.  I loved that it was such a great big area for the boys to play.  We put some carpet strips down so they could play on something soft and not on the concrete.

 The basement was split up into a living area, a bedroom, a bathroom, and then an unfinished storage area.
 This is looking down the "hall" from the storage area.
The bedroom once the walls were put up
 The living area.
The room after paint, carpet, and trim.  
 Another room view--without the doors on the closet
 The living area.  This will be the play area and we are also going to put the elliptical down here too.  I'm sad the large play space is now so small but I think in the end this will be better for resale value and I think we will use this space more even though it is so much smaller.
 Another view of the living area.
 Looking up the stairs
And...some random picture.  I finished the boys growth chart awhile ago but didn't post a picture of it.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.

So there you go!  We have a finished basement now...I'll post pictures of the bathroom soon.  Anyone want to visit?

6 comments:

Dave and Tana said...

It looks great! How exciting! I think play rooms are the best, especially when they can be somewhere like the basement and it never matters how loud or crazy it gets.

Jess and Jen said...

Oh my goodness! It's so great! Does this mean no more slide down the basement stairs though? Bummer if we missed out on that. And the answer is yes, we do want to come visit! -Jen

Frances said...

Shut up! The basement looks great! So cozy! I bet you'll be down there a lot.

The Duke said...

Wow! It looks really great. Can you still hear the pipes when water is run? I used to laugh over that. It's so very, very nice. But I was sad to see that the slide had been taken down.

JC Choate said...

Wow! You guys are pros! And the answer to your question is a definite YES!!

Mike said...

About the slide...we aren't sure what to do with the slide. Before, the wall at the end of the stairs wasn't finished so it had a nice padding of insulation so if they went too far, which they never did, then they would hit into a nice pad. But now it's a real wall so unless we can figure out a good way to pad that wall when they go down the slide, I'm not sure we can put it up. We might still put it back up, we will just have to figure out a good way.