Basement Remodel Project

Hi All,
For the past year or so my husband and I have been working on finishing our basement. Before these pictures were taken we had the cement dug up so that plumbing could be run for the bathroom and a future bar area. We had the heating and cooling done. We added a backup sump pump with an alarm. We had the studs installed. We had electrical run and finally we bought sound protecting insullation that we stuffed up into the ceiling to help lessen any transfer of sound between our main floor and our basement. Each and every process we’ve gone through with this basement was a headache and alot of hard work. Even the work we hired out was a headache because dealing with contractors can be a pain. Many times they were late, didn’t show up, weren’t prepared or wanted to skate by with as little as possible. I will say our electrical contractor was amazing and if anyone in Michigan needs a referral I will gladly provide his information. Anyway, here are some before and after pictures so far of the studs up, and then after with the drywall hung. Keep in mind the mudders and tapers are still working on the space so don’t judge it too harshly yet 🙂

Here is the entrance to the basement, Stairway Before & After

Stairway Before Drywall
Stairway Before Drywall
Stairway Before and After Drywall
Stairway Before and After Drywall

Reaching the bottom of the stairs Before & After…

Reaching Bottom of Stairs Before
Reaching Bottom of Stairs Before
Reaching Bottom of the Stairs After
Reaching Bottom of the Stairs After

Here is the view of our future bathroom door just to the left of the stairway when you’re standing in the future kitchen space.

This is the view of the future bathroom door just to the left of the stairs standing in the future kitchen space
This is the view of the future bathroom door just to the left of the stairs standing in the future kitchen space
View of the Bathroom after drywall
View of the Bathroom after drywall

Here is the view inside the future bathroom Before/After.

Inside of the Bathroom Before Drywall
Inside of the Bathroom Before Drywall
Inside Future Bathroom After Drywall
Inside Future Bathroom After Drywall

Here is the view if I’m standing where our future vanity goes inside the bathroom Before/After.

In Corner of Bathroom Before Drywall
In Corner of Bathroom Before Drywall
Standing where bathroom vanity goes after drywall
Standing where bathroom vanity goes after drywall

Here is the view standing in the bathroom doorway looking into the future kitchen space Before/After.

Standing in bathroom doorway looking into future kitchen space Before
Standing in bathroom doorway looking into future kitchen space Before
Standing in Bathroom doorway looking into future kitchen After drywall.
Standing in Bathroom doorway looking into future kitchen After drywall.

Here is a view of the future kitchen Before/After.
View of Future Kitchen Before
View of Future Kitchen Before
Future Kitchen After Drywall
Future Kitchen After Drywall

Here is the view of the living space if you’re standing in the kitchen Before/After.

Future Living Space Before Drywall
Future Living Space Before Drywall
Future Living Space After Drywall
Future Living Space After Drywall

Here is a view standing in corner of the future living space where the built ins will eventually be.

Standing in Corner of Living Space Before
Standing in Corner of Living Space Before
Standing in Corner of Living Space After
Standing in Corner of Living Space After

Here is the view standing in the doorway of our storage room Before/After.

Standing in Storage Doorway Before
Standing in Storage Doorway Before
View from Storage Room doorway After
View from Storage Room doorway After

Still standing in the storage room doorway looking out to the right Before/After.
From Storage Room looking to Right Before
From Storage Room looking to Right Before
Storage Area Looking to Right After
Storage Area Looking to Right After

Here is the view looking slightly left from the storage area Before/After.

Storage Area looking slightly Left Before
Storage Area looking slightly Left Before
Storage Area looking slightly left After
Storage Area looking slightly left After

Here is the view from the playroom door looking toward the back right corner of the room.

View from Playroom Door looking to back/right corner Before
View from Playroom Door looking to back/right corner Before
From playroom door looking toward back right After
From playroom door looking toward back right After

Here is the view from the back left corner looking toward the front corner of the room (where the TV will go).

From back left corner looking to front corner Before
From back left corner looking to front corner Before
I didn't quite get the corner of the room in the picture, it was pitch black but I was standing in the same place when I took the picture as before.
I didn’t quite get the corner of the room in the picture, it was pitch black but I was standing in the same place when I took the picture as before.

Here is the view from the same location just facing directly toward the playroom entrance.

Standing in Back left corner looking straight to doorway Before.
Standing in Back left corner looking straight to doorway Before.
Standing in playroom looking at the doorway After
Standing in playroom looking at the doorway After

And there you have it! A million pictures later and you’ve pretty much seen every view of my basement. I’m very happy with the layout. I think the archways we put in add ALOT to the homey-ness (yes it’s a word lol). I can’t WAIT to see the flooring down which should be installed around Thanksgiving sometime. The drywall company we hired is still in the process of sanding all the completed mud/tape that was done and it looks even further along now that I did when I took these pictures a few days ago. I hope you enjoyed and keep coming back to check on our progress 🙂

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