My Home: Hello Lovely BASEMENT MAKEOVER (1)

This is currently what one-half

of our lower level looks like.

In a word: gnarly.

Gnarly in a bad way, not bitchen

like the rad surfers we like totally 

love when we’re on vacation. 

I can’t stand venturing down here.

Just the narstiest.

The other half (which I refuse to reveal)

is an unfinished space male teens hang

and rehearse with their screamo band.

It has only slightly less gnarl.

We aim to change this.

We’ve begun tackling the first half…

800 square feet will become a sort of suite with a bath.

I’m designing, and the studly husband

(we’ll call him The Norwegian) is executing.

We’re a great team and love such projects.

(Full disclosure: we are giddy during the process.)

Workout equipment to be craigslisted.

Future bedroom where enormous Belgian sideboard

now resides (lower cupboards can accomodate

children and of course, they have).

Can you spy The Norwegian?

Ugly. Raw. Gnarlia.

View towards back of the space where bath will be.

I hope to share our progress!

Already the space has been insulated and partially framed.

Stay tuned and do share your best suggestions/ideas!

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6 Comments

  1. February 17, 2011 / 4:21 pm

    Oh, I will not miss this, Michele! I want to see all of your posts about it! I'm excited!!!

    I wish I was handy to take on a big project like that! Good job!!!

    Have a blessed day! 🙂

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  2. February 17, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    Hi my friend,

    This I can't wait to follow! And you are doing it together – as a great team – how wonderful!

    Glad there is some "Scandinavian" in your daily life!

    Love to you,

    Mon

    P.S Your basement looks like a hotel suite compared to my garage!

  3. February 18, 2011 / 8:15 am

    That's a fantastic space you've got… and your basement has a window! I love following a project like this, I'm sure you've got fabulous ideas!

    Meera xx

  4. February 21, 2011 / 8:58 pm

    Does everyone over there have basements? We don't have one but I'm yearning!!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

    Sarahx

  5. February 23, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    Oooh if you saw the state of my cellar, you'd realise the palace that that really is! Fantastic space, can't wait to see what you do with it! x

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