I really should have waited until my basement was completely back together, but I just couldn’t wait to show you what we’ve done at our house! “We” is actually a stretch because my husband pretty much did 95% of the work on this, not me, but I did contribute ideas, so yeah me!
We built our house 13 years ago, and we’ve talked about finishing our basement for probably 8 years now. The project started in the winter of 2016, but really kicked into gear this past spring & summer. I’ll focus on the workout space. It has always been a humble spot downstairs, with a TV and some misc stuff on a pool solar cover box.
Framing started, and that was a long process. Alan spent a long, long time framing everything. The treadmill got moved around, and we had to look at lumber for a long time.
When drywall came in, it really started to look finished. Well, it did to us! (oh no, someone free my treadmill from that plastic wrap!!!)
We were going to have a drop ceiling, but changed plans and had the ceiling finished with drywall too. ooooooh, what a nice look!
We finally decided on a color, and got the walls painted, and the trim installed. Ready for carpeting!
After the carpeting was installed, it was the BEST! Seriously, new carpet is the most luxurious feeling! (that’s Sydney making “carpet angels”! LOL!!)
And finally, we dragged the treadmill out of storage (where it was hiding during the carpeting process)…. (look at all of the crap hiding in the storage room that we have to sort out and organize now!!! *winter project!!)
…and we are able to workout in comfort! Note we still have to hang mirrors, put the rest of the workout equipment in there, finish painting, hang up the TV, and so on…. but hey, it’s still awesome!
I feel totally spoiled by this space! If it ever rains around here, I’ll be downstairs finishing up my tasks (painting near the ceiling) and putting the room back together. But right now I’m loving the fact that I’m not dealing with the dark, spiders, dirt & dust downstairs! I’ll give you an update again when we actually get it decorated
Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Chat it up with me!…..
Q: Have you ever done a renovation on your house? Did you do it yourself, or hire the project out?
Q: Do you like to paint walls?
Paint them yes, do the prep work? No!
Q: Do you have more carpet, tile or hardwood floors in your house?
We have a lot of carpet, and tile. No wood floors for us.