We are that type of couple that always feel we are "missing" one more room in our house. We knew we needed to have a finished basement when we moved in three years ago. The great overhaul was well worth the efforts as the basement has turned into our most-used (and enjoyed) space in addition to our respective home offices.
Here are some pictures that documented the progress of our basement renovation.
|Basement staircase in progress. The decision to open up the partial wall not only made the staircase look great, but also continued to provide the support it was built for.|
|Basement staircase after. Love how great the color combination turned out: red oak steps and railing stained in Pewter/Ebony, while the rest painted in antique white.|
|Our messy basement before. It was quickly being turned into our dump site so we had to stop it.|
|7 days into our basement renovation.|
|Basement living area after. We added a wall built-in unit based on Ikea Billy bookcase.|
|Basement living area after. As you can tell, I've started to accessorize the built-in unit.|
|One of my most favourite fixer-upper/makeover - cane chairs I scored from KJ painted in white and upholstered in Dwell Studio's Bella Porte Charcoal fabric. They are now served as library chairs in front of the built-in in the basement.|
|Basement before, front another angle facing the staircase and the cold room.|
|Basement after, craft area, and corridor leading to the cold room and the staircase.|
|Hollywood Regency Chippendale Chinoiserie themed with faux bamboo mirror and chairs.|
|This is the basement bathroom rough-in from our builder.|