Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Basement Reveal

Even though we are definitely by no means done with the basement (we have no furniture in there, no decorations, etc), and it will likely be a bit before it's all "done" so I wanted to show you just how awesome of a transformation has taken place down there so far!

We have about 800 square feet in our basement, so it's a HUGE space. When we bought the house, it had a lovely (insert sarcasm here) mauve carpet circa 1990.
It was actually nice carpet, but the color was atrocious. In addition to the trim being off-white (as it was throughout the majority of the rest of our house). 

So, here are the before pictures--before we painted the walls, the fireplace and got the carpet installed--after we'd painted the trim and doors (don't mind the junk down there...this was really a storage area before for us):
We said "Bye Felicia" to the 90's carpet!
And the after:



The carpet on the stairs was just installed yesterday--it is SO soft !
{Floors: Mohawk in Midday Mocha Oak;
Walls: Behr Gentle Rain}
You guys. I am SO in love with this space!!! It feels even bigger than it did before. The walls look light, clean and fresh, and the baseboards are so pretty and add that nice contrast between the walls and floors (they also match the baseboards in the rest of the house now).
I can't wait to decorate this space and make it even more homey and cozy. 
And....throw a big old party in our house!!!
What do you think about the difference? 

41 comments:

  1. First of all the wood floors look INCREDIBLE!!! You guys did such a wonderful job and I'm still so impressed you did it all yourselves!! As for that fireplace - I love it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Gorgeous floors, love the color on the walls (I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice) and the whole transformation - awesome!! Does open it up so much more. Can't believe that space is in your basement.

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  3. OMG obsessed with your floors girl!! They look amazing! I love the color of them! The wall color is gorgeous too! It goes perfect with everything.

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS, girl! IT looks AHHMAZING! I am LOVING those dark floors!!!! Love it!!

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  5. I love those floors!! Looks awesome!

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  6. Wow! That floor made such a big difference - it looks fantastic!!!

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  7. It looks amazing!!!!!!!! Did you use the tile/laminate that looks like wood or real wood floors? Mark and I were having this discussion yesterday about how amazing the new wood tiles look. Girl I am so impressed!!!! p.s my last condo was 760 sq ft.....so there is that ;-)

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  8. It looks amazing - so much work for such a wonderful transformation. My sister has similar colors and painted the railing and newell post of her stairs a shiny black (but left the spindles a crisp white). It really upped the contemporary style and I think it would tie in the black hardware and fireplace you have going on.

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  9. I love love love that flooring! And wall color!!! Excellent choices!

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  10. oh. my. goodness!! it looks completely different and SO wonderful - nice job!!! I hope to have a basement some day like that :-)

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  11. Hello all new room! It looks like a different place! Love it.

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  12. Omg. I love it! It looks like an entirely new space. I'm obsessed with the flooring that you chose.

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  13. WOW! That's a gorgeous transformation! So beautiful! Can't wait to see how you make this space your own! Awesome job!

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    1. and thanks for sharing with us at Waiting on...Wednesday!

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  14. I kind of liked the carpet...I have a fondness for outdated looks from the '60s through the '90s...but I really like the grey walls and wood floor, too!

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  15. Wow what a difference the wood floor makes! I love it!

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  16. It's amazing what a difference updated flooring can do! It looks like a totally different space. Love it! And 800 sq feet? That's huge! Our little cottage home is seriously only about double the size of your basement, lol!

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  17. Visiting from While I'm Waiting

    I love your basement! Can I just live in it? It's so gorgeous now with the hardwood floors. Your basement is nearly as big as my house.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  18. It looks amazing! It doesn't even look like the same house!

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  19. Oh wow!! That is an amazing transformation. Loving the floors and the paint color. You guys are going to love this space!

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  20. Ah it looks so good! I love the new floors and the paint colors.

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  21. you already know how much I love this transformation! it's amazing! I can't wait to hang out in that space!

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  22. Wow it's GORGEOUS! Such an amazing transformation <3

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  23. Wow!! It looks so great! Love the wall color mixed with the white baseboards and dark floors, perfect combo :) You're going to love that space for sure!

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  24. This transformation looks incredible!! The floors are so gorgeous and doesn't even make it look like the same room! It's going to be so nice to get to actually use your basement now - this space is great!

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  25. OMG! It is BEAUTIFUL! Great job guys! I love your color choice and the carpeting is gorgeous!

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  26. Wow it looks gorgeous! Congrats! Love the paint color you picked out!

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  27. Looks awesome!! Love the color of the hardwood floors and that carpet on the stairs looks super comfy.

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  28. Awesome, Jenn! You should really pin this post to Pinterest!

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  29. I love your floors! It will look fabulous when you get all your homely touches in

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  30. It looks amazing! I mean absolutely fabulous, you guys have done an amazing job!! Xo, Stephanie

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  31. Girl, that looks absolutely amazing! I feel so inspired looking at that! A fabulous color for the floor and I love the wall color!

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  32. It looks awesome!! Great job and LOVE your wall color!

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  33. That transformation is amazing...it doesn't even look like the same space! Love it!

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  34. Oh my gosh, it's PERFECT! I love the wall color and floors you chose! Ah! I'll just move in as soon as you give me the okay, deal?! ;)

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  35. I LOVE IT!!!! Seriously it looks amazing and so welcoming!!! Great job :)

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  36. I'm dying. This looks AMAZING!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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