the basement

We have started the process of finishing the basement. With no longer having the spare bedroom upstairs and toys overtaking our living room, we decided to start finishing it off. The goal is to have the majority complete by the time the baby is here. The bathroom is already finished (however with the new floor plan we'll have to re-floor and re-paint it), there will be a bedroom, living area and 'bar' area, without really being a bar.

I'll spare you a ton of pictures throughout the process (okay I say that now), and pictures like below are generally not exciting, but thought I'd post anyways :)

 I'm standing on the landing of the steps taking this picture. We're adding a closet for all of the toys and crap and then the doorway to the bathroom will now be on this side.

 Looking back towards the stairs. The width of this 'hallway' was incredibly big for no good reason, hence the addition of the closet and moving the bathroom door.

By moving the bathroom door, we're now adding a linen closet to the bathroom and a closet for the bedroom. Door to the bedroom will now be on the 'living room' side of the wall.

How soon you forget all the work that goes into building/finishing. Like sure, great, have him come in and frame up the closets, hallway. Then once it was up I realized that the bathroom just got a little bigger and now we have to re-floor it since we don't have any leftovers from the original. Crap. And just looking again at these photos, noticing the fact that I'll have to pick out light fixtures and super exciting, fun stuff like that. And the painting. Yippee. But of course, when it's all said and done, it'll be great to be able to use the space. I am seriously crossing all fingers and toes this is all complete by the time the baby is here. I feel like with Connor's maternity leave all I (well, Connor and I) did was spend time at the house (while it was being built) or at the lumber place picking things out or at Menards picking things up. Looking forward to some nice, relaxing (ha) time at home during my leave this time around.


The Nesslers said...

Ok I've stared at your basement long enough....new post please:)

bryan, christy and connor said...

haha, maybe i'll post NEW pictures of the basement, with sheetrock :)