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Basement Re-Do On A Minor Budget- The Reveal

The basement is finished!
There is still some tweaking involved here and there but for the most part, it is done.

First, though, let us refresh our memories a little with the before pictures from the original post here.

Oh, and yes, I did take the picture when my basement was looking the worst it could possibly look.

Not ashamed to say it, I wanted the reveal to be dramatic.
But I did not toss those toys around myself.
My kids love to make a mess.
Here is the family room area before:

 

It just looks sad, doesn’t it?
The toy area before:

 

…which had taken over the rest of the basement……
The nook of the family room before:

 

…again, taken in the night by the toys…..
The office/craft cemetery before:

 

……which usually had some toys in it as well……
The craptastic hall down to the basement before:

 

It’s almost embarrassing to look at now.
Here are some during pictures to give you an idea of how the progress went:

 

 

And here are the after pics.
The former toy area turned tween hang out area/office.

 

 

 

The former office/craft cemetery turned toy room:

 

The family room:

 

 

 

Family room nook:
Standing on the steps looking at the family room:

 

 

Hallway to the basement:
Now with beadboard and a handmade shelf:

 

And decorated:

 

And now I am off to take a nap.
I will do a separate post about all the little details next week with prices and my final cost to improve our basement on a budget!

I love to write about my family, John Hughes, tacos and Bruce Hornsby. Not necessarily in that order.

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