Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Double the pleasure, double the fun...

The carpet in the basement went in today, and with that, the size of our house has doubled. A year and 2 months and lots of blood (that thankfully the paint covered), sweat, and tears and its finished. Now that all is said and done we have added three bedrooms (functioning as Eric's office, a guest room, and the playroom), one bathroom, a storage closet, and a family room.

There is so much to be said about the project that has taken up all of our free time, energy, and money for the last year, I don't even know where to begin. We owe the success of our project to pretty much everyone we know in one way or another.

Special thanks goes out to:
The Hornes/Pop and Nan/Bruce and Nancy
The Shavers/Grampy and Grammy/Rodger and Cindy
David and Britni (and both sets of their parents)

So, on to the good stuff-pictures!

The family room. The couch, t.v. and family hangout spot:


Attached to the family room is a bedroom that we will use as the playroom for now:


Looking out into the family room:



The "foyer" as we like to call it. This is the area immediately at the bottom of the stairs. Eric's office is on one side and the guest room is on the other. I hope to put in a built-in craft area/study someday. But, its a bit early to be thinking about the next project:


The french doors that open into Eric's office (the carpet wasn't installed yet when I took this picture):


Eric's office interior:


Downstairs/Guest bathroom vanity:


The shower that Eric tiled so beautifully:


Through the bathroom door from the family room looking through the bathroom into the guest room:


Believe it or not, we still have a lot of work to do moving furniture, cleaning, decorating, etc. but it couldn't be better work to have to do.

5 comments:

Adam & Samantha said...

wow, that looks so good! the thought of finishing a basement gives me anxiety, so much work. but it turned out beautifully and now you have double the house!

Annie said...

WOW, it looks BEAUTFUL! I am totally impressed that you guys did all of the work! Love the wood floor, love the tile, love it all! Way to go!

Desiree said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations on getting the carpet in. I'm sure it feels SO good to basically having it DONE! Good luck getting the furniture moved it but it looks SO beautiful. All your hard work is paying off!

Chris and Paige Bell said...

WOW-eeee. I am super impressed. Once again the Horne's strike with their amazingness.

Kelli said...

You two are incredible! It looks amazing! I can't wait to come inspect it:)