Going Down – Basement renovation is finally complete!

Had to elaborate on the title, but was tempted not to…

So yes, at almost 35 weeks along pregnant with twins, we FINALLY have a properly finished basement and thanks to said project, we’ve actually doubled our living space, which is amazing and will let us survive unscathed in this house for a few more years without going crazy like caged animals (sorry – just watching SYTYCDC and Blake’s caged animal routine just performed, so…).

Because I know I am always looking for good before and after shots for ideas, I thought I would post the shots here for anyone who hasn’t seen them.  Here they are:

 That was the wide shot of the before and after.  Here are a couple different angles, starting with the stairwell.

The old ‘workshop’ vs. the new ‘playroom’…

(last one taken before carpet was laid).  And finally, the accent wall which will house the computer and media centre when we get the right storage/setup configured.

We’ll spice up the twin’s playroom a little more with colour and fun on the walls soon, but for now, we can at least move in the jumpers, the gyms, the playard etc to get it ready for the little ladies (and we have)!

And in the meantime, we are moving on to setting up the garage with all the extra storage and the new workshop area (I’m the powertool gal, so it has been weird watching everyone else get this stuff done around me!) and finishing touches on the main floor and the nursery.  Nursery pics to come soon for sure.

Oh, yes, and will be replacing our massive picture window in the living room because it becomes an unexpected flowing water feature into the room whenever there is a heavy rain we just discovered…!!!



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