Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Basement Remodel

We are finally making plans to finish our basement remodel. Last year we remodeled half of our basement to make room for baby. It literally has a line down the middle, the old carpet butts right up against the new carpet, pretty fancy, right? Well, we have plans to finish it out, likely in the spring. So for right now, I've been dreaming up exactly what I want it to look like. We have a big open room that is L-shaped, with our home office on one end and our main family room at the other end. Big open rooms can be a challenge for design. It leaves a lot of possibilities, but you have to be careful about furniture placement. I have a preview of the design elements and once we complete the project, I'll post before and after photos. For now, you can just dream with me as you look through by project boards . . . 

I purchased two long white desks from Ikea to form a L-shaped desk along a corner wall in the office area. The rattan chairs are Almsta from Ikea. Once I have all of my colors decided, I plan on painting the backs of the chairs either a shade of blue or that orangey-red. The white task lamp is also from Ikea. I made a framed bulletin board similar to the ones at Ballard Designs but for a fraction of the cost! The fabrics shown will be used for window coverings and cushions for the chairs.You can find them here.

Ikea Wall Shelf, Ikea Red Frame, Urban Outfitters Porteur Wall Shelf, Urban Outfitters Little Boxes Wall Organizer, Paper Source Map

I haven't fully decided on this one. I need more storage for all my crafting supplies and I like all three Ikea storage cabinets shown above. My first choice is the red one, but it's only two doors wide, so I think I'll have to go with one of the other styles. The bins are for organizing everything on the inside. I'm having a hard time deciding on that as well. I might just have to pick a couple! I'm still working on what I want the family room to look like, I'll post pics on that as soon as I can.
1) Hemnes Wardrobe
2) Pax Wardrobe
3) Red Hemnes Wardrobe
4) Rugby Stripe Bin
5) Magga Basket
6) Serena & Lily Pandan Bin
7) Land of Nod White Polka Dot Bin
8) Land of Nod Grey Polka Dot Bin

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