Our Finished Basement

Over the weekend I had to look up something so I used my Home Tour page and realized how out of date it was!  I decided to fix that and started in the basement mostly because it was the cleanest at the time!

I’ve shown updates here and there like our Christmas decorations, but never a full tour of the space and how it looks most of the time.

Finished Basement

Finished Basement 1

There was a lot of work done to get it to this point below (check out this tag to see all the work), and after that it was easy in comparison to finish it off to become one of the most comfortable spots in the house.


I actually prefer to watch TV down here, but in the winter months it’s a little chilly and thinking ahead to turn the space heater on beforehand is sometimes too much.  Now that the weather is finally warming up here, (not to mention we’ve found Archer wakes up if we watch TV right below him right after he goes to bed), we’ve been spending more time down here again.

Finished Basement 2

We bought the sectional used and it will probably stay with the house because it was a hassle getting it down the stairs and its the perfect size for the space.  We also added a fauxdenza using Ikea kitchen cabinets the same way we did for the living room

Finished Basement Fauxdenza

It’s awesome for storage, and it helps to even out the room since the sectional and TV are set up further into the room.  Making it almost the whole wall keeps the room from feeling lopsided.

Finished Basement Fauxdenza 1

Finished Basement Fauxdenza 2

I’ve explained the art above the sofa before, but for those new here the larger art on the right is actually hiding our circuit breaker access!

Finished Basement Gallery Wall

On the other side are the stairs and anyone who’s been around for awhile knows the work that went into building and finishing them, and they had to get worse before getting better.


But, all the work paid off and not only do we have gorgeous new stairs, but we have a lot more efficient storage.

Finished Basement Stairs 1

The paneling was actually designed to hide the new storage spaces.

Basement Under Stair Storage

To the right of the stairs is the little hall with the beer keezer and the bathroom, as well as the new closet.  And a special sighting of my little llama helper!

Finished Basement Stairs

Finished Basement Hall

Finished Basement Keezer

Beer Tap Chalkboard Sign

Since the beer was over here and I wanted a way to show off Mike’s homebrewing accomplishments I thought a little gallery wall above the paneling would be perfect.  It’s a lot of beer art with some photos from our Europe trip including our trip to the Pislner Urquell brewery and the Hofbräuhaus München.  There’s also a spot for some of Mike’s medals! 

Finished Basement Beer Gallery Wall

Overall, I love this space down here! It’s bright and comfy, two descriptives rarely used for a basement, and I can’t wait to keep cool for some Netflix binge sessions during the upcoming warmer months.

Finished Basement 1

For more photos of what this space looked like when we bought the house and links to all the work we did, check out the Home Tour page!

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