After so many long hours of working month after month, I am so excited to share with you that our basement remodel is complete! This was just a side project that was getting completed on top of normal day life. So an hour or two a night was all we had to work on it. When I say we I mean my Husband. He did 95% of the work. The other 4% was done by some of his buddies and my dad. I did about 1% of the work. I designed and then did some partial painting. I really don’t know how I got such a light work load on this project, but it left me free to work on other projects, like our Dining Room Makeover , my daughter’s Boho Mermaid room and lets not forget about my DIY side table.
Lets take a look at what our basement looked like when we started.
Here we had already cut that square out of the wall to see if this project was even doable. Luckily for us, everything worked out perfectly for our plan.
The glass shelves that were originally there. What fit on these shelves I have no idea. They were much to close to even put a regular picture frame on and were almost 2 feet deep.
For a long time the space was just bare bones of 2×4’s and insulation as my husband worked on the plumbing.
Pluming and wiring took some time but we finally got to the point of putting up drywall. Then we spent a long time muding and sanding each little drywall line and angle.
Bye Bye blood red walls. You are no more.
Here is our basement remodel, fully complete!
I am in love with how our basement remodel turned out! Everything is so light and bright.
One thing that really took this project to the next level was the subway tile back-splash. This was my husbands second time installing tile and it went up so quick and easy. The best part about it was that it was budget friendly! At first my husband was against putting in the subway tile. He thought that it was going to blow the budget, but by doing the tile our self it was a cheap upgrade. You can check out – 5 kitchen upgrades that won’t break the bank – for more ideas on affordable upgrades for your kitchen!
The cabinets are plain oak base cabinets from Menards that I painted with enamel cabinet paint that I had tinted in a Dove White. I also used the cabinet paint to paint the refrigerator. It started out as an Almond color and clashed really badly. I added a coat of the Enamel cabinet paint to it and it adhered wonderfully! It made it look like a new fridge!
The walls are painted in Dove White and Revere Pewter.
We got the in stock counter tops from Lowes which helped saved time and money. The install for the counter top we did our self and it went very smoothly. I am so happy to have this project done and be able to use this space now!
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