YOU SEE, although I think ALL of these renovation ideas would look amaze and be SUPER fun, I don't want to put that in my house if the investment isn't there, this isn't my FOREVAH house ya know. He went on to mention that the demographic that will look at my house won't see that as a benefit over the kitchen/upstairs renovation I did - and I don't want to fall into a higher selling point than my neighborhood can handle.
So, today, let's talk about the FIRST room in the basement to see a facelift...here are the photos from my first walk through. This room is in the center of the basement sandwiched between a living room space and the workroom:
The stairs you see lead up to the main floor/kitchen area. Loving the variety of flooring here...
A little door leading to the basement living room area. So. Many. Cabinets.
Behind me is the workroom. So basically this room is set up perfectly to hold my PLETHORA of craft supplies (which are currently sprawled about the house). The built ins/pegboarded walls are going to be great to store it all. The concrete walls need a freshcoat of paint. The floors COULD be replaced...BUT that's like 99% Asbestos tile and actually in pretty good condition. I'm hoping a good scrub makes it shine a bit more?! *wishful thinking*.
This past year this room was a dumping ground for the first 6 months of it's life, then I organized it into a storage room. I've since thrown half of the pile out to clear the space for it's new function.
Here's what it looked like before I got my paws on it:
SO, once I cleared everything out I wiped all the surfaces with TSP. Who KNOWS what kinda grime was on the walls but I was fairly certain paint would not stick. I cleaned out my TSP bucket about 4 times and each time it was a steady shade of brown, groooooooossssssssssssss.
After the TSP I slopped on a coat of primer for some extra credit. Then Paint. I wanted the room to be light and bright since it's basically a cave in the middle of the basement. So White White White/GREY!
Now is the fun part - organizing ALL THE THINGS.