One of the reasons we purchased our house last March was because of the huge multipurpose room that was in the basement which, when we moved in, looked like this:
‘Twas a super awesome blank slate, right? Here’s what we did with it:
Oops. We stuck our TV and TV stand down there, along with Kenny’s old slipcovered (plaid) couch and sort of just let things accumulate.
We never once spent any time down here recreationally…in fact, the only people who actually have used the TV in the past 10 months were Kenny’s parents, once, when they were visiting and the Master’s was on.
But Kenny and I finally had enough, so we spent an evening simply tidying up, which produced what I am calling our “before” pictures.
The room is big enough to be split into a seating area and a dining/game table area.
Here’s the “before” of the seating area. We’d like to build in a game/tech closet in that weird nook there (it’s the fireplace area on the floor above).
Here’s the view looking back towards the stairs. There are three windows in the space, and they all have beige vertical blinds in them. We’ll get around to changing them at some point.
We’re also planning on building a kitchenette (cabinets only) along that map wall, repainting, and updating all of the light fixtures. Furniture isn’t a huge priority down here especially since we rarely use the space, but maybe if we got a sectional we’d use the space more?
One of the hardest things we’ll have to work around is the number of weird bulkheads on the ceiling, some of which you can see in the picture above. I definitely want to knock them all out asap, but they are obviously there for a reason. Another thing we’re contemplating is adding a bedroom (WAY) down the road down here, so who knows where we’ll end up? But it will be nice to have these “before” pictures to look back upon.
Now, who has great basement ideas pinned on Pinterest? I’m in the market–send me your links!