So I realized I talked a lot about what we have to do to the basement, but not a lot about what it will be.
The main words to describe this space are cozy, comfy and casual.
We’re starting with a pretty good space. We have great ceiling height, large rooms and really good bones. You’ve already seen a sneak peak of the room I’ve dubbed the long room and heard about some of our early demo work. Here are the other rooms that make up our basement.
The basement also includes our cold cellar and utility room, but we’re focusing our renovation on the actual living space.
Here’s a floor plan showing how the spaces fit together.
And here’s the plan showing the changes I’d like to make.
In the end, the main spaces in the basement will be used for TV watching, games and hanging out.
Sarah Richardson is known for putting a full size table in her family rooms as a spot for games, work, crafts or dining.
I think that’s a great idea and we’ve got the space for one, so that’s on the list too.
I’ve already made some fun board game-inspired artwork to go on the walls.
We found a ping pong table top in the barn, so we’ll be making a base for it and bringing it into the basement. There’s a dartboard in the office that we’ll be hanging up somewhere. We’re also storing my brother’s pool table for him and I’ve told him not to be surprised if it ends up in the long room while it’s here.
The basement was Matt’s main priority when we were house-hunting, so I’m excited to make it a nice space that’s special for him.
For more of our inspiration images, visit my Basement board on Pinterest.
And feel free to add your input in the comments. What makes up your perfect basement? Are you a rec room fan or a home theatre enthusiast?