Monday, October 26, 2009

We Actually Have a Basement Rec Room!

When we moved in, all the boxes that we didn't know what to do with ended up in the basement family room.  As a result, the space looked like this. 

Not good.  It was a maze to walk to make one's way through the boxes to the work room where our tools,  paint and hardware are stored. 

With our Housewarming coming up in less than 2 weeks, something needed to be done to organize the basement.   (Personally, I find nothing spurs deep cleaning and major organizing like knowing 30 people are coming over for a party.) 

After spending over 6 hours in the basement, going through boxes, repacking things into tubs, organizing the shelves and putting together one of our bookcases to hold some of our many books, I ended up with this.

(Those last few boxes at the back will be brought upstairs as soon as the office and dining rooms are finished)
A pretty big difference, don't you agree.  It's as if we actually have a basement family room.  Now all we need to do is figure out what furniture to put in the room.  But that is a post for another day since we have no idea what we are actually going to do down here yet.

And in case you were wondering where all the boxes went, they ended up here

and here

and here. 

Even better, I have a couple of heavy duty wire shelving units I haven't put together yet.  So there is more basement organization to come in the work shop area.

1 comment:

  1. Atta girl! That looks great. Are you guys going to make the basement into a man cave area? I'm trying to remember where the theatre room is. Is it downstairs?


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