hello lovely BASEMENT MAKEOVER (3)March 09, 2011
bedroom #1 - it's huge & that 9' sideboard may have found a home
Have you come for your "lovely fix?"
The basement makeover saga continues,
and we're glad you're along for the adventure.
Things are looking a bit less gnarly!
Framing is almost done.
If you're just joining us,
the husband and I are tackling 1/2
of our basement--making over 800 square feet
of raw cold nasty into a lovelier space for
our sons (19 and 16) to spend time.
This bathroom will serve the two bedrooms.
Why pocket doors?
We have learned they're a wise way to
capture maximum natural light and conserve space.
Since the bath has no window, the pocket
door serving bedroom #1 will frequently
remain open, allowing in light
from the bedroom's window.
The property is 1.5 acres on the edge of a preserve.
When they're not drawn like magnets to my SUV,
deer, woodland creatures (even foxes!),
and turkey peek into our windows.
Tis a lovely view out there even now when
all is bare and wheat-colored.
Remember the raw basement?
Skeletons of the rooms are emerging!
I'm already charmed by this smaller bedroom #2.
It's an interior room with no window,
but my guys actually prefer living as vampires
and TV watching without the glare so it's all good.
Bella Luna will be covered with sawdust
a few more weekends.
A couple inspiring images with details which may become
incorporated into the project:
Did you read my post about how
we decided to do tongue and groove
on the walls?
This gothic pattern in one of the bedrooms???
Next step in the project:
E L E C T R I C A L.
so now i must mark where i want outlets
and light fixtures to go...if you have any
great ideas or warnings, i'm all ears.
Thanks for listening.
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