A Quick Basement Tour

Construction of our basement quietly finished up right before Christmas.  There is a still a TON of decorating and detail stuff to do but the basement is finished and open for play time.

Want a quick tour?

First, let’s take a look at what the plan for the basement was:

And here is where we started:

And the views now:

View from the bottom of the stairs

The Media Closet

View of the Theater Area from the French Doors

View of the Bar

View of the Backside of the Bar

View of the Bar from the Theater Area

The New French Doors {and Play Area}

Bathroom from Hallway Door

Picture of the Bathroom Shower

Picture of the Bedroom

As you can see, lots of work to be done still but the major construction is complete!  Mathlete did an AWESOME job and we are so happy with how it has turned out so far.

Have you been working on any major construction projects?

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  1. It looks AMAZING! Now I wish I had a basement!
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  2. WOW Shannah!! That is simply amazing!
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    • Thanks! We are so happy with how it has turned out so far. Still some work to be done (tile backsplash, headboard for the bed, etc.) but it is a great space for the family :)

  3. oh man, it is looking good! love the theatre seats and the light from those french doors!
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    • Thanks! My husband was so excited about those theater seats. I think he’d live in them if he didn’t have to go to work each day.

  4. Looking great–I love the dark bathroom!
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  5. Awesome space!!! love, love your bar area! I need to re-do my basement kitchen BAD!!! Yours is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing these!
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  6. Wow, I’m so impressed with how much you’ve done in such a short time! Love it! (my husband would be totally jealous because our basement isn’t going nearly as quickly…)

  7. Great job!!! Your basement looks to be as big as our whole teeny-tiny two story house. :)

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  8. Looking good! I like how functional it looks….every space has a purpose!
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  9. That is seriously fabulous! I love it! I so wish I had a basement again!
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  10. What an amazing ( and functional ) basement! Love how you were able to incorporate so many areas in there!
    Fantastic job :)
    XXX
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  11. Wow, Shannah! What a GREAT space! Gorgeous choices in materials!
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    • Thanks! We are so happy with how it turned out. It was definitely a TON of work but well worth every minute of it.

  12. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Oh how awesome! Your family must love it! Enjoy the rewards of all your hard work!

  13. I found you through The Bulletin Board at Mrs. Happy Homemaker. I love this! I love to get inspired by other’s and this has sent my dreams swirling! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Wow – what a great space! You’ve done an amazing job and it looks wonderful!

    thanks for sharing,
    gena

    • Thanks, Gena! It was definitely a labor of love to get to this point but we are so thrilled with how it has turned out. Thanks for visiting!

  15. Looks great! Found you over @ Southern Lovely. Happy Wednesday!

    Danielle
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  16. This is awesome! I love how you created your theater seating. Contemplating if my basement is big enough for that kind of setup…
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  17. Every things looks so nice! We found you on the Six Sisters. You have some great ideas! We are having our 1st link party tomorrow (Thursday 1/24/13) We would love to have you come and link up. We have a fun blog joining us. We hope you will join us too @ the busybhive.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna
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  18. Everything looks fabulous! Makes me wish I had a basement :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!
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  19. Great post… could you point me in the right direction on how you hooked up your media closet with the rest of the room. I would love to figure out how to build all my stuff away from cluttering the TV area.

    Great job!

    • Shannah says:

      I don’t think we ever did a full post on hooking up the media suite. I’ll have to get my husband to do that though :)

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