Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Field Trip - Back to the Basement

OK, here's the 'almost done' basement remodel. Once we get some furniture down there, maybe I'll schedule another trip. Meanwhile -- Send Pictures!

And a reminder - last day for the discount price of What's in a Name? is Saturday, Jan. 22.

The new stairs.

An overview of the main space

Every entryway needs a closet

Laundry - a dull necessity

TV room - once we get the tv down there

Always need more bookshelves.

Guest bedroom

Guest bath


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love it! It looks amazing. Do you feel more settled now? I know that it didn't feel like home for a while after your move.

Terry Odell said...

Elizabeth - Hubster moved the futon and bed in, and moved the TV downstairs, so it's more than a huge laundry room at last. It's going to need a lot of "homifying" but this house is definitely home. After 22+ years in our previous house, it does take getting used to.

Nicole said...

Looks great!!

Mason Canyon said...

It looks great. I love the bookshelf.

Thoughts in Progress

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terry .. love the empty space - great opportunites .. and I love the book shelves ..

Enjoy the design mode and filling the space .. cheers Hilary

Carol Kilgore said...

Looks good. I'll trade you two dogs for those bookshelves...or maybe not. I just got the look :)

Wynter Daniels said...

Very nice. Definitely not what I think of when I picture a basement. I'd call it the lower level or something;-)

Hart Johnson said...

Looks great, Terry! Man, I wish we could afford to actually finish our basement. Yours must be a walk-out? It has great light,

Terry Odell said...

Nicole - hope you'll come up and see for yourself.

Mason, Hilary - the bookshelves will be full long before the boxes are empty.

Carol - can't have reluctant dogs here -- and there are the bears to think about.

Wynter - It's a very sloped lot, so the typical basement window is only on one side (in the laundry room). I think of it as 'downstairs.'

Hart - Technically, it used to be a walk-out, but we moved the door to the outside over to the garage. Less tracking in of all the outside gravel, etc., plus we gained some wall space. I

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Wow! Beautiful! Where / when can I make a reservation??? LOL

Elspeth Antonelli said...

It looks great, Terry! How long did it take?

Terry Odell said...

Jenyfer - any time!

Terry Odell said...

Elspeth - originally, I'd asked for a 'worst case scenario' end date from the contractor. He said 6 weeks, but probably more like 3-4. Yesterday was the end of week 8 (although we haven't had our final inspection yet.) In truth, more efficient than most of the other jobs we had. The upstairs shower was supposed to take a week. It took a month. Par for the course.

GunDiva said...

Terry, that looks amazing! I'm glad you're finally seeing some progress.

Adelle Laudan said...

Very nice. Love the floors. Congrats on a stunning remodel.

Terry Odell said...

GD, Adelle - thanks.
We've actually got furniture in the bedroom, and an entertainment center for the tv now.
The old futon and Hubster's former office chair are providing seating, albeit not "decoratively correct."