This is our first basement, ever!
So when we bought this house last year we weren’t sure what we would do with an unfinished basement.
As you can see by the photo, we had it finished. We hired a contractor and it was finished in a little over a month. We debated on doing the work ourselves and finally decided that we would just add a little personality in the details here and there when it was finished. (I did finish the stairs, I’ll share that later.)
Crazy as it sounds, Mr. Refresh let me pick out everything from paint color to flooring! I described my decor plans and he agreed. I was super excited about my choices but while we were waiting for everything to be installed I starting getting a little nervous. What if he didn’t like the color of the flooring? I ran back to the dealer grabbed the flooring samples and brought them home. The floors are one of the biggies, are you sure you want to go with what I picked out?? He did.
We had this small oddly shaped area, this is where we decided to add the kitchen and serving area (the plumbing from upstairs was in this area, which made the process easier).
There’s no stove, but there is a microwave… my kind of kitchen.
They vacuumed up the last bit of drywall dust on Wednesday and we were entertaining on Friday!
While the basement was under construction, I was busy shopping online. I knew this Better Homes and Gardens pub set would be perfect here, check out the BHG selection at Walmart.com, they offer so many options online!
I also shopped the house and pulled together all my summer serve ware.
I’ve used these before on J and J’s patio, see them here: How to Add Color on the Patio.
These are so versatile, you can use them for candles, floating flowers or succulents!
We’re ready football games, holidays and cookouts with family and friends
Let the games begin.
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