My Home: Hello Lovely BASEMENT MAKEOVER (1)

February 17, 2011

This is currently what one-half
of our lower level looks like.

In a word: gnarly.
Gnarly in a bad way, not bitchen
like the rad surfers we like totally 
love when we're on vacation. 

I can't stand venturing down here.
Just the narstiest.

The other half (which I refuse to reveal)
is an unfinished space male teens hang
and rehearse with their screamo band.
It has only slightly less gnarl.

We aim to change this.

We've begun tackling the first half...
800 square feet will become a sort of suite with a bath.

I'm designing, and the studly husband
(we'll call him The Norwegian) is executing.
We're a great team and love such projects.
(Full disclosure: we are giddy during the process.)

Workout equipment to be craigslisted.
Future bedroom where enormous Belgian sideboard
now resides (lower cupboards can accomodate
children and of course, they have).
Can you spy The Norwegian?

Ugly. Raw. Gnarlia.

View towards back of the space where bath will be.

I hope to share our progress!
Already the space has been insulated and partially framed.
Stay tuned and do share your best suggestions/ideas!

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. Oh, I will not miss this, Michele! I want to see all of your posts about it! I'm excited!!!

    I wish I was handy to take on a big project like that! Good job!!!

    Have a blessed day! :-)


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  2. Hi my friend,

    This I can't wait to follow! And you are doing it together - as a great team - how wonderful!

    Glad there is some "Scandinavian" in your daily life!

    Love to you,


    P.S Your basement looks like a hotel suite compared to my garage!

  3. That's a fantastic space you've got... and your basement has a window! I love following a project like this, I'm sure you've got fabulous ideas!

    Meera xx

  4. Does everyone over there have basements? We don't have one but I'm yearning!!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.


  5. Oooh if you saw the state of my cellar, you'd realise the palace that that really is! Fantastic space, can't wait to see what you do with it! x

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