Painting the walls (Repose Gray by Valspar), installing and painting trim, and laying down our flooring (engineered bamboo in a herringbone pattern) were tasks Mike did take on, and he checked the final touch-ups off that to-do list over this weekend. Take a look!
Upgrading the staircase and building and installing a barn door for the workshop are next on his project list.
This week we'll start getting this space up and running as a retreat primarily for the kids. They turn ten in a couple of weeks, and we know this space will grow with them into their tween and teen years. A wall of toy storage, a couch and TV area for gaming and movie watching, and a table and chairs for crafts and puzzles are on the way. The couch will eventually sit against the wall of the staircase. I'm considering a bold blue one. We'll see!
We have always been terrible about remembering to take before pictures, eager to just get improving. What you see below is representative of the state of the whole basement initially--cement walls and floor, bare light bulbs, generally depressing.
|During (around Halloween)|
|After (except the stairs)|
The bumped out walls in the far corner of the two photos above this one surround the water heater and furnace in the storage room, accessible from the workshop (functional but in progress) to the left of the stairs.
I can't wait to get this space up and running! Stay tuned.