Monday, February 28, 2011

Our little secret.

If you've visited the tour of our home then you may have noticed that we have a main floor, an upstairs, and a sunroom. What you don't know is that our home is actually a tri-level, or multi-level depending on who you ask. We've proudly shown off our remodeling work on the home, all the while hiding our basement from view. In all fairness, the basement was advertised as "finished" when we bought it because it boasted carpeting, linoleum, wood paneling, a built-in cupboard, and a fireplace. The problem is that this was all done in the 70's, and left out some important functional aspects. For example our "utility room" isn't a room at all - it's just open to the rest of the space. It's unsightly and dangerous when kids are around. Next, we noticed in visiting some of our neighbors' homes that an entire section of the open floor plan could easily be closed off, adding a fourth bedroom to our home.
With all of this, our desired updates, (good-bye paneling and fluorescent lighting!) and of course our budget in mind we set out to get bids on the work. The hubby will be doing the demolition and we found a great company to do the framing, drywall, and electric work. We have a painter and carpet company we've used in the past, so with any luck this project should before the snow melts!


NK said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the space. I'm just finishing up my own basement and its AMAZING what new drywall does to make a space feel habitable :)

Will you be doing a bathroom/powder room?

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