Sunday, December 6, 2015

Basement Update

We've made some crazy amazing updates on our basement over the last couple months. In August, we hired a contractor to help us finish our basement. If you don't remember, we had the ugliest basement in all of the United State (Part 1 and Part 2). After we painted it, we hadn't done a whole lot else until this year. 

We tackled the Shark Bathroom first and for our first total reno project, I'd say we crushed it. But finishing the rest of the basement was another story. We knew we needed to call in the experts.

While most of the progress was made this fall, we actually started our planning last year. We hired Egress by Ericson to put in two egress windows in the future bedrooms in the basement. Not only did they add a ton of light, they also meet code so we now have a 4 bedroom home! If you have an older home in the Twin Cities area, we'd highly recommend using Egress by Ericson. Let them know we sent you!

So fast forward to this fall. We hired Tom Campion Construction to finish our basement. This particular project added walls, closets, lights, carpet, doors, tile, and paint. It's just amazing the transformation. 

Our contractors did a ton of it, but K is an absolute rock star and has really gone above and beyond in transforming our house. He did all the painting (walls, doors, trim), the flooring in the utility room and the tile in the laundry room, and is currently building us a custom fireplace mantle. 


Eek! I just love it! A little TLC and our home is transformed. Since these photos, I've made only a few dozen carpet angels (apparently it runs in the family!) and begun dreaming about decorating each room. We moved the televison and a couple couches into the main room and now have a new spot to cozy up and watch holiday movies this month!

We're so close to being finished with finishing our basement. A couple more work weekends and we should be set down there!


Paint: Fleur de Sel & Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Egress Windows: Egress by Ericson
General Contractor: Tom Campion Construction
Carpet: Andersen Floor Covering Inc.

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