basement bound

I'm a believer that your basement should be as beautiful as the rest of your home; however, let's face it - there usually isn't much budget or energy left when you get the basement. We haven't even come close to completing our plans for the main level, but while we save up money to redo the bathroom and kitchen I have to find something to keep me busy. I've started to think about the basement and how I can make more use of the space with a very small budget.

We were lucky enough to find a house with a finished basement, complete with 2 bedrooms, a full bath, and workshop for Steve's growing collection of tools. We will likely never use both basement bedrooms, so we've decided to convert one of the "bedrooms" into more of a family den/media room. The room we chose is a long and narrow room with built in cabinetry on one end for storing my growing collection of craft tools.

Not the best before picture, but you get the idea.

As you can see from the photo above, our basement isn't exactly stunning by any means, but it works just fine for us and I think I can spruce it up a bit as time and creativity allows.

To kick things off, we recently had the opportunity to purchase a friend's sectional that they needed to get rid of to make room for their growing family. It was a steal of a deal so we jumped at the opportunity. The couch may be a tad bigger than anticipated which limits our options for the layout, but I think we can make it work. I'll keep you updated as we start moving things around to decide on the best layout.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought a new rug and storage ottoman for our basement... sick of it being blah. But totally not what we needed. With your eye, you'll have that looking cute in no time.