You probably know if you've been reading this blog for a while that we undertook a total basement redo when we moved into the house. I've shared it here before, but for Homevember I thought I would corral all the pictures into one big post for posterity. When we moved in, the first floor of our house - sort of like a basement if you will, was a two bay garage with a bedroom. Now we have a smaller garage & great big living room/office area!
Here's what our idea was when we first started talking about it. It's changes a whole lot! For reference, the long part in the front with the lving room & work area was the first long bay of the garage. The dotted line at the top of the living room area was open - no wall - and went into the second smaller bay of the garage. I don't think I have pictures of this part but we tore out a huge closet that was to the left of the stairs where that door is crossed out there by the desk. Here's what the downstairs looks like now:
As you can see a lot has changed! We put up 5 walls - one to divide the garage from the living area, one to replace the garage door at the end of the living area, moved the one in the spare room to make the bathroom, utility closet, & closet bigger, and walls to separate those! Here are some in progress photos:
I don't think I have the original image before I added the text for this post!
So here's what separated the bays of the garage. We put the wall there.
Above is the wall that had a closet on it. We ripped out the closet to give more space & we ripped out another doorway by the closet into the garage so the space would be open.
Below starts a peak at the spare bedroom & the bathroom/closet/utility room. We split up the long bathroom into utility room that was there before in order to give the bedroom a closet. I believe in order to be considered a bedroom it had to have a closet - so we made the tiniest closet on the face of the earth!
Those are all the in progress pictures of the spare bedroom! We're still not totally done with the spare bedroom so no photos this Homevember go round - but keep a look out next year as we keep on updating!
Also, next week will be pictures of out Living Room & how it's styled etc. Then the week after will be pictures of the office area. It's not totally done yet either - we've got some adding & styling to do but you can get a peak at it!
This basement redo was exhausting & fun and I'm so glad we have more room in the house now. I would have felt like I was living in an apartment if we'd just kept the upstairs.