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I’m so glad you’re here… are you finishing your basement too? Thinking about it? In the middle of it? We recently did and lived to tell the tale! It’s a big undertaking but I learned so much about the process and am excited to share it with you.
A while back I posted all about how we were finishing our basement. When I posted it we had just gotten the dry wall in and things were clicking along! Well, that was months ago now and I think it’s about time I updated you on how it all looks now! Finishing a basement takes patience, flexibility and more patience. With a pinch of patience. While things are “done” down there now, they are faaaaaar from DONE, if you know what I mean. I now have a hundred more things to decorate and fiddle with (which I couldn’t be happier about)! I was waiting to post this until I was DONE DONE but then realized that is literally NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. So here it all is as it stands today.
I still have pictures to hang, shelves to put up, hooks to install, details upon details upon details. But we already love it and someone in the family hangs out down there every single day. It has been a fantastic addition to our home.
This post isn’t a how-to post on the finish work of construction, but rather I thought it might give you some ideas if you were thinking about finishing your basement at some point. I learned a lot about the process (refresh your memory of what our basement used to be HERE) and am very happy with a lot of the decisions we made. I’ll share some of my cost cutting tips as well.