(pic taken standing @ bar looking towards future family room)
We have been making lots of progress in the basement – it has been TONS of work!!! Our house is a 4900 sq ft rambler, so half of that is basement! Thats a lot of space to work on @ once!
We have finished up most of the big projects, we just have the face and sides of the bar to build and then the fireplace and built-ins @ the end of the room where the ladders are. We want to get all this done before we start buying furniture – so i cant wait to get started!
We did a board and batten treatment in most areas of the basement and i love how light and bright it makes everything – plus half our basement is daylight since we dug out our backyard, so we have lots of natural light.
Above pic is standing in the middle of the room looking @ the bar. The face of the bar will be decked out in lots of molding and painted black and our new countertop will be installed in a couple weeks!
By the time that we built the bar part, the back cabinet was looking a little dwarfed, so i built up the cabinet by adding an additional 10 inches to the bottom – I will add a little molding to that as well and paint it all black to match.
The bar is 11 ft long with 2 cabinets and then 2 fridges. We have installed all the ikea butcher block cabinets and will be staining them this weekend – i have received some emails about the staining process, so i will be sure to post that when its complete.
To the right of the bar, is a small nook that we used for a full kitchen. I will be putting some type of open shelving above the cabinets.
To save room in the kitchen, we recessed the fridge into the wall. The back of the fridge is in the utility room so there was lots of space in there that we can use. Then we just added molding around it to customize it a little more.
Above pic is the middle of the room and this is where the pool table will be!! Cant wait!!
This is where the family room will be going. Im really excited to get this done because i think we will be using this room a lot. The built ins will be our last big project – we are just trying to figure out fireplace options now before we start anything.
This is the hallway where my craftroom, the kids playroom and the gameroom are. I love the big open hallway and will love it even more when i get all the french doors painted white this weekend and get those hung!
So thats where we are at now! Im so excited that we have gotten this far and the big messes are over! We still have lots of touchup, cleaning and caulking to do this weekend but we are going to take a little break from the big projects and start work again in a couple weeks.
To see more basement progress pics:
Gray Paint color – SW Repose Gray @ 125%
White – Valspar Ultra White