Basement Remodel – Before & After

Our house was built in 1983 so we knew a basement remodel was on the horizon when we bought it.  The space was dark, dingy and uncleanable.  I could scrub the terra cotta tiles but it never looked any better.  The ceilings are low, and there was a ceiling fan that was hazardous to the safety of your head!  I felt really guilty that the kids’ bedrooms were all downstairs, as well as the guest room!  

The remodel was a large undertaking – basically a 1200 square foot apartment renovation, minus a full kitchen!  Most of the area was demoed down to the studs.  The changes we made were:

  • Add a wet bar
  • Add a home theater with 7.1 surround sound
  • Add a stackable washer/dryer closet for the kids and guests
  • Update all lighting
  • Rework the guest bedroom and 2nd bedroom layout
  • Remove popcorn ceilings
  • Replace all doors with paneled, solid wood doors
  • Enlarge one closet and relocate door in 1st bedroom.
  • Renovate bathroom to remove shower stall and replace with bath/shower combo and enclose the toilet/shower from the sink area
  • Replace all trim and add crown molding
  • Add large closet in guest room

Also, as separate projects, we replaced all of the windows and window well liners.


If you are like me and love to know what finishes and equipment were used.  Here is the list!

MAIN WALL PAINT: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray

WET BAR COUNTER: White Macaubas Quartzite
WET BAR FAUCET: Pfister Marielle Rustic Bronze
WET BAR BACKSPLASH: Ancient Silver Travertine 3×6
WINE COOLER: Avallon 15″ Dual Zone Wine Cooler


STAIR CARPET: Shaw Taza (Tuftex) 00513 Misty Dawn
MAIN CARPET: Housewarming 16 Macchiato

WALL SCONCES: Single Light in Oil Rubbed Bronze 





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