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Apr 30, 2012

the all finished basement..

So today is the day for the final reveal. The people are gone, the tools are gone, the dust has settled and been vacuumed up. Here's is a little before and after to see how far this place has come. We've gone from darn, dingy and dismal....






....to this. I'd add more adjectives but I'll just let you come up with your own!

{the open doorway entering the basement}
{the built in from IKEA Hemnes}

{close up}
{places for book, games and pretty stuff to come}
{lots of closets}
{closets with shelves!}
{my new favorite, a barn door}
{the laundry room}
{double locked door to the utility room}
{the play area}

I'm so excited to start unpacking, figuring out where everything goes, and having the rest of my house back. The kids actually went downstairs and played there this morning! 

Did you come up with some adjectives?


find No. 29 Design at...

TDC Before and After
Thrifty Decor Chick


37 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'm so excited to have found your blog. Very fun and loving following along. Hope you guys are all well! We are planning on moving later this year, so this gives me such inspiration about vision. :)

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  2. Very nice! Creative and well thought out. Enjoy the new space.

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  3. Wow!!! I can't believe it's the same space. I have a horrible dingy basement and often dream of what it could be...this give me even more ideas. Thanks!

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  4. Wait. I need to pick my jaw up from the floor. That is ah-mazing. And...I realize, it's just the beginning, I can't wait to see what it looks like decorated.

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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  5. Ι love it1 And I especially loved the barn door! Great job!

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  6. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Love the board and batten, Love the dark wood-like floors, and LOVE the Ikea pieces- can't believe they are Ikea... really, really beautiful! I can't wait to see how you're going to decorate!!

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  7. Nice!!!! The built in IKEA and new flooring make it so much better. I absolutely LOVE the barn door! Nice job!

    I'm pinning this for sure. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

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  8. What a gorgeous space! Such a huge transformation. I love all the board and batten trim, doors, built ins and the barn door is dreamy. You are going to enjoy your time there.

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  9. Holy cow, Christina! It doesn't look anything near the same house. Beautiful trim and built-ins and that barn door? Gorgeous! What an amazing transformation! Can't wait to see more! :)

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  10. WOW that looks fabulous! I love all the storage you added. I bet you are going to love that beautiful new space!! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my "May House Par-tay" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  11. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
    Can't even tell you my favorite part. I'll just say "ALL". Yes. ALL. :)

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  12. that looks great! looove the built ins and the floor-i wish we were going with wood/laminate in the basement, but the boyfriend really wants carpet. what to do!

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  13. Christina,

    I saw that your basement was featured at the Shabby Nest and I just had to come check it out. It looks great! So much space and storage. We are working on our home too, and this is some great inspiration!

    I would love if you stopped by my blog, where the paint is still wet and the dust still settling.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  14. wow, amazing! i wish i had space for a barn door!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up!!! feel free to share with your readers and grab a button to show your support!

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  16. This looks really great! You did an amazing job. I am almost done my own basement remodel and seeing your finished product motivates me to keep going. I especially love all of the storage!! The built-ins are wonderful!!

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  17. Nice remodel project! I think you did a phenomenal job on your basement.

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  18. May I ask approximately how much it cost you to renovate that space? I know that every job is different but I'm just curious as I am looking into it and would love to finish ours however am nervous I am underestimating or overestimating the cost... Please?!

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    1. When I was quoting out the basement job I definitely underestimated at first. The biggest cost for this particular renovation was installing the pipes for the laundry room. We also put in a bulkhead with a door to the backyard, as well as some drainage pipes to the backyard to keep water away from the house. Email me (katos5{at}comcast{dot}net) with some more details as well as the scope of your project and I can give you a better idea.

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  19. Fantastic. It takes a certain person to see the potential of spaces. That is definitely you!!

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  20. wow, i loove the builtins! i think we had the same sort of before basement, lol, and it's taken us years to get where we are with it.

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  21. We're just starting on our basement and I've been searching for inspiration. I LOVE what you guys did! The barn door is the cherry on top! :)

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  22. Fabulous!! I love your built in wall and all your closet storage!!! I desperately wanted a barn door too but our builder and my husband vetoed it because our ceilings are not high and there wasn't a lot of space for the rail. Whatever! I know I could have made it work :) Love how your basement space came out - hope you are enjoying it!

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  23. Love the basement remodel. We're in the process of finishing ours as well. I've been looking at the TrafficMaster Allure flooring. Do you know if yours is the glue tab type (Allure) or the uniclic type (Allure Ultra). I've been leaning toward the clicklock type install. The reviews are all over the place for both types. Also, what is the wood type? It's gorgeous!

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    1. I chose the Traffic Master Allure in Teak with the glue tab. I liked the ease of the installation. It is such a great floor for a space like this. Here is a link about that process..

      http://www.no29design.com/2012/04/floor-dilemma.html

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  24. Yup, I love the built in shelving!!!! You have a designing mind for sure :)
    Hugs

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  25. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

    Brian

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  26. Love the built in's!! Can you tell me where you purchased your barn door?
    Thanks
    Gena

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  27. Those built ins came out great! Did I read it is all from Ikea? You will get many years of use out of this..the white really will make the basement seem so spacious and light..I think I'm going to have to make a trip to Ikea. I've heard so much about Billy bookcases. I could use something like them in my home office.

    Ever tried painting laminated furniture like Sauder or Sullivan? We have a wall unit that comes in 3 parts that we purchased at Best Stores when it was still in business. They have to be about 25 years old..they have an oak finish but are that laminated and I've wanted to try painting them white and using them in the office or elsewhere, like in the Sun room. Never painted any furniture before unless it was unpainted furniture that was probably oak or pine furniture originally. Afraid I'll make a mess of them where they can't be used at all. They are very heavy and that's another reason I'm afraid to attempt the job and if screwed the job up, DH would never let me hear the end of it.

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    1. I've never painted laminated furniture but I know the trick is to lightly sand the piece first. This way the primer and paint has something to grab onto instead of a slick surface. After sanding make sure you prime the entire piece. Let it dry completely before painting with the color of your choice. Good luck!

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  28. Love it!!! What color did you use to paint the built ins?

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    1. We used Benjamin Moore Bright White in a semi-gloss finish. The same paint was used on the board and batten to create a seamless look.

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  29. Love it! What color did you paint the built ins?

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  30. So beautiful - can't wait to start on my own basement remodel

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  31. This is a great article and very informative. I love you basement and the white wall cabinets look great! Remodeling a basement can be hard and is a long process. My wife and I just had our basement remodeled and it was a rough process. We have a small space so we had to design a floor plan that fit. We decided to have a spiral stair case built to save space. I did not know much about them so we researched Spiral Stair on the web to find the best options.

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  32. I've been looking for a built in alternative to the AU$10000 one we were quoted custom made. This is exactly what I wanted. I nrver thought of doing this but it will fit my space perfectly. Thanks from Sydney Australia

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