Okay, so this is one heck of a before and after that proves you can completely change your home with DIY's!!! We have done many projects down here, but before all our hard work, we never really came down here before due to the dark depressing feel of the space. Much like the upstairs, the basement was never touched or renovated to look more up to date, but the size of basement is so great and gave us lots of room for our family to hang out and watch movies. This basement has a great sized open space that has a family room with a corner fireplace, a hobby room, and a large bathroom. There is no bedroom down here, which some people may not like, but it works for us, if we ever have extra guests that are here and want to sleep in the basement, we pull out the good ol' inflatable mattresses and they can have their run of the place!
So lets check out a few before pics of the family room....
And now for the best part, the afters.....
I so wish I had more before pics to share with you guys, but I never really came down here to take any pictures. Like I said earlier, once upon a time this was never a space I wanted to be in, so I was never down here with my camera snapping pics. Although from the first two images of the before you can surely imagine how much this space has dramatically changed over these last few years.
I have to say though, this is now my favorite spot in the house! I never could have imagined that it would have come together this well in the end. Curtis has worked so hard in this room, and he continues to work down here most weekends on the rest of the basement. He's really an incredible guy, and thankfully seems to enjoy the work.....he must or he would be complaining a heck of a lot more at all my demands, haha! I can't wait to share with you all the other changes we are making down here, the staircase being one of them...eek it's looking great so far!! If you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen some of those exciting changes to the staircase already! To me, it's just so much fun to see it all coming together. Slowly but surely we are getting there one project at a time:)
Alright, gotta run and go make lunch for the kiddo's! Have a wonderful day guys!