Thursday, June 23, 2016

Home Plans : Basement

After a bit of a blogging hiatus and lots of house work, we're back to the "before" home tour!  We're almost out of rooms, but today we have a really exciting one...the BASEMENT.

One thing that I really wanted when we were looking at houses was a finished basement.  When we were touring this house, I liked all of the rooms and the location.  Then, our realtor took us down to the basement...and I was completely sold.  Half-finished, separate (unfinished) area with all of the utilities, and an attached garage?  SOLD!

Today I'll be sharing some plans I have for this space, along with pictures and inspiration!


 This door leads to the unfinished area (and all of our utilities/washer/dryer!)

 Hey- another fireplace!  This one is just decorative though.

Note the weird cubby on the left..we'll be talking about this below!


- Add a (half) bath.  The house currently only has one bathroom, so I think even adding a small half bathroom in the basement would be a huge improvement.  I'm hoping to also add a standing shower if we're able!  I do want to make it a little room where our utilities are, and definitely do NOT just want a Pittsburgh toilet.

Add a bar area.  We have a decorative fireplace that takes up one corner of the room, and Dan came up with the idea of building a bar in that area.  I have an image in my mind of what I want this to look like, so I'm hoping that I can really make it happen because it's going to be AWESOME.

Make a workout corner.  There's a weird corner of the room that would be perfect to add some shelves and organization for all of my workout gear (the cubby pictured above!).  Right now, I have everything thrown in that corner, so I need to do something to make it look neater and keep everything organized!

- Add some COLOR!  As you can tell from the picture, this is a very brown room.  Brown carpet, brown walls, brown fireplace.  I want to add some color so it doesn't look so dead and monotone!


I think this would look perfect for our workout area!  I love the bright cabinets and open shelving, so I can store some items and display others. 

I like the layout of this bar, and think this could work with what we have.  I would change up how the bar looks, but I love the stone mixed with wood!

Thanks for stopping by!  One more room to come, then we can start getting into projects and more fun!


  1. The basement is going to be awesome! You have great ideas of how to make it functional while beautiful. I really enjoy this blog.

  2. oh this is awesome! kc really wanted a basement but we didn't find a house where we liked one enough, and his mother's basement has flooded like 5 times, so i was weary! i love the idea of a workout corner though, so cool! i would totally make a workout room/corner if i had a basement. i laughed so hard at Pittsburgh toilet - gross!