I wanted to update you all on the progress of the basement. Now the walls have been primed, the doors hung, the crown molding, base molding and door casings are put in. If you look through some of the pictures and notice the molding just stops it’s because we have cabinets and stone going in certain areas that needs to be installed first. We went with a 4 inch crown and a 5 1/2 inch base molding. The base is an upgrade from what the builder put in the rest of the house. It’s an inch taller and I’m in LOVE with it. We didn’t go with anything thicker than 4 inches for the crown because our ceilings are only between 6’9-7′ tall in the basement and anything larger would have been too big for the space.
The doors are the same style that the builder put in the upstairs. However, we upgraded and bought the solid doors rather than the hollow ones the builder put in in the rest of the house. It was important to me to put solid doors in the basement because we intend to have a playroom, kitchen space, living space and bathroom all in not very much square footage. If someone is using the bathroom, for instance, I thought it would help block the sound of them, eh-hem you know…
The laminate floors are an awesome gray color but they do have brown in them. They’re Mannington Restorations Collection Blake Forest Arcadia in the color “Smoke.” I couldn’t be happier with the way they look. They are extremely durable. We took our keys to the sample and nothing happened. Here is a link to our flooring on Mannington’s Website.
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