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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Basement Renovation: The Plan

Other than filling in the hole in the middle of the basement, we also wanted to create more storage, a separate laundry room, and use up the empty space behind the staircase. The current layout had lots of unusable space in the back half of the floor, especially to the right of the fireplace and spiral staircase that we wanted to make better use of.

Layout Before:

3D Before Layout:
We decided to build a closet to use up the space to the right of the staircase to hold all of Casey's tools and we will build built-in shelving next to the fireplace which will be accessed from the living area. I plan to have books/games stored there.

By changing the location of the bathroom door (previously located on the wall to the right) we were able to close off the laundry room. The laundry room has a stackable washer/dryer to save space. At some point, we will have shelving/cabinets built there for laundry storage. The laundry room also has a walkout to go out to the back patio.

We kept the bathroom fixtures in the same place to save on work and money. We also created a storage closet in front of the bathroom to enclose the water heater and to allow storage for bigger items (brooms, ladder, etc).

Now the previously unusable space gives us lots of much needed storage. We also have a decent sized area to the left of the staircase which I have yet to decide how to best utilize. I am thinking perhaps a console table against the left wall. Or something similar with storage. The front half of the floors is a decent sized living area and feels somewhat separate from the storage/laundry space.

Layout After:



3D After Layout:








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10 Comments:

Blogger Kristin said...

Hooray for renovations! I just LOVED what you did to your dining area, so I can't wait to see what you do with this basement! Good luck!

March 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger anniebakes said...

That is so cool and going to be so nice! We are redoing a house right now and I just started researching online floor plans, so I will check out your floorplanner.com THANKS!! anne

March 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

@anniebakes Oooh, fun! I really liked it, it was pretty easy to use and free!

March 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

@Kristin Thank you!

March 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Julie M. said...

So so nice! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's all done!

March 30, 2011 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I've never heard of floorplanner.com and am in the biz, so thanks for this! Love your blog... Your coq au vin is qui bit different than mine: http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com/2010/11/sensational-chicken-with-red-wine-sauce.html

March 30, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love your 3D shots - that is so cool! What a great space you will have when your basement is complete! I'm so distracted by all your yummy looking recipes - that potato leek soup is calling to me from the sidebar! I co-host a Monday recipe blog hop - Mangia Mondays - maybe you'll join in next week?
You have a great blog! Look forward to visiting again! Also, thanks for your sweet comment on my living room, I appreciate it so much!

March 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh I love the layouts (note to self to hire your guy to do renovations if we ever need any). I know the basement is going to look amazing- especially with you in charge! Can't wait to see the final product!

March 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

@Lisa Thanks! I will definitely link up to Mangia Mondays!

March 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
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Basement Renovation: The Plan

Other than filling in the hole in the middle of the basement, we also wanted to create more storage, a separate laundry room, and use up the empty space behind the staircase. The current layout had lots of unusable space in the back half of the floor, especially to the right of the fireplace and spiral staircase that we wanted to make better use of.

Layout Before:

3D Before Layout:
We decided to build a closet to use up the space to the right of the staircase to hold all of Casey's tools and we will build built-in shelving next to the fireplace which will be accessed from the living area. I plan to have books/games stored there.

By changing the location of the bathroom door (previously located on the wall to the right) we were able to close off the laundry room. The laundry room has a stackable washer/dryer to save space. At some point, we will have shelving/cabinets built there for laundry storage. The laundry room also has a walkout to go out to the back patio.

We kept the bathroom fixtures in the same place to save on work and money. We also created a storage closet in front of the bathroom to enclose the water heater and to allow storage for bigger items (brooms, ladder, etc).

Now the previously unusable space gives us lots of much needed storage. We also have a decent sized area to the left of the staircase which I have yet to decide how to best utilize. I am thinking perhaps a console table against the left wall. Or something similar with storage. The front half of the floors is a decent sized living area and feels somewhat separate from the storage/laundry space.

Layout After:



3D After Layout:








Layouts from floorplanner.com

Labels: , ,