I am so excited. Like, so excited. The drywall is up in all of the main living areas of the basement and it looks soooooo gooooooood. (Let's just say that drywall is my bestest friend in all the world.) All of a sudden our basement renovation went from never-ending to I-see-a-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-baby!
I thought I would focus on the fireplace area since we need to start making some decisions on how we're going to finish it. Here are some renovation pictures just to reiterate how far we've come!
|Close your eyes, girls! Alex is showing some leg!|
|Woah. That is all I have to say.|
I know I already shared this photo recently but here is the real before picture. It was taken from the real estate listing before we bought the house. I apologize for the poor quality!
Here is how that wall is looking as of yesterday! Woot woot!
These are some of the major changes we made to make the space work (ahem, look) better for us:
- took down the dropped ceiling and replaced it with a drywalled ceiling
- took down track lighting and installed pot lights
- removed the mantle
- removed the half brick wall and replaced with drywall
- took out the raised hearth
- moved the fireplace opening to the left (away from the wall)
- took down part of the stair wall so that the stove is now centered
- replaced the window
- replaced the solid door on the pantry with a frosted French door
While the fireplace itself hasn't quite been figured out yet, we did make some final decisions on three things: wainscoting, interior doors, and exposed beams. I'll share more details about those three decisions tomorrow!
P.S. Even though I tease Alex about the basement renovation taking a
really, really, really long time, I am actually super duper proud of him and all of his hard work. He renovates, does laundry, and downloads all of my favourite shows. He's my hero.
P.P.S. This post is getting a tad on the mushy side. I'm out! ;)