It's taken a year, but the basement is 90% finished! We added a storage room, put up drywall and my dad showed me how to lay carpet. These pictures aren't 100% current as we've since replaced the fluorescent lights, put up window and door trim, but you can get the idea. It adds around 400 sq feet of living space (one of the reasons we bought the place). The rest won't get done until after the baby comes as we are doing all this with cash, but for now we'll live without a finished ceiling and baseboards.
|Before. Notice the need for storage.|
|After- storage room to the right.|
|Inside storage room. Jeremy built those shelves and was very proud of them.|
|Another angle, before|
|View from the couch before|
|and after.Our computer desk is currently to the left of the TV.|
The one area I didn't get a picture of was the area to the left. It's slightly smaller than what is seen here due to a random closet. Jeremy has his 6' x 4' gaming table there (he cut it down from 8' so it would give us more living space). I'll have to post a picture later as I can't find the camera...I'm not sure why I didn't take a "before" of the other side of the room...
Anyway, we LOVE it and it's been worth all the exhausting weekends. I really wanted it done so Sam and I would have a nice cool place to spend this summer (it stays 65 degrees down there no matter how hot it gets outside). I keep telling Jer that every time I walk downstairs I feel like I'm in someone else's house!