Monday, January 9, 2017

basement progress - finished family room

This post is a little overdue!  We have finished our basement family room, and it's awesome.  We knew when we designed our home that the open staircase would lead down to a TV room/family fun space. (Notice how we are avoiding man-cave at all costs.)  When we moved in, the basement was completely unfinished, so our builder installed a door at the bottom of the stairs.  We started by removing that door, cutting back the wall, and then got busy finishing drywall.

Here's what it looked like when I last left you.

Since then, R has installed the drop ceiling, finished the dryall, primed and painted, moved and framed in the support post, and installed trim.  We brought someone in to install the flooring, and matched our upstairs vinyl plank and carpet.  The plank is awesome, because it's completely waterproof- perfect for our snowy weather and future sauna & hot tub feet.

Check it out.


Now that this construction is finished up, R has started framing in our sauna and 3rd full bathroom.  I am having fun picking out tile and finishes for the basement.  We are going in a totally different direction than our main floor bathrooms. :)  I'll post a quick update soon!  After I spend about a week on wayfair decorating this family room.  Woof- I may need some help. :)