basement renovation

another basement update…

So I stated a while back that my basement would be done by Thanksgiving. I was wrong and I jinxed myself. It still looks like this… As I wait for a visit from my contractor to finish up the flooring and some minor details I have made some behind the scenes progress. A sofa has…

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progress in the basement…

So things are moving along downstairs and there is actually an end in sight! I was telling myself that I might have a basement again by Christmas. I’m pretty sure I can now say I’ll have a basement again by Thanksgiving. Or else I just jinxed myself. Here is what it looks like now… A…

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basement update tour…

I haven’t posted about the basement for a while. Everything is still a work in progress but let me show you some updated photos. It’s been a little more lived in (i.e. decorated) and is definitely being enjoyed. Here is a before just to jog your memory… Upon entering the basement you are at the…

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i'm not allowed in my basement

The six stairs leading down to the basement were stained today. This is great because they look fabulous, but this is also not so great because I’m not allowed down those stairs. I started unpacking things and sorting out what goes where but I’m not allowed to walk down the stairs and actually do it.…

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the story of my laundry sink…

When we moved into this house two years ago we found a laundry sink already installed in the mudroom/laundry room. This wasn’t any old laundry sink. It was not the cement kind I had grown up with. It wasn’t the fiberglass kind that you see everywhere. This laundry sink is porcelain. The legs are cast…

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the floor dilemma…

Choosing which flooring I’d be putting downstairs was the easiest part of our whole renovation project. We had already covered the floor in our former family room level with TrafficMaster Allure in American Walnut and had no problem choosing it again for many reasons. You can take a mop to it, it is vinyl, and it looks…

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