Demo Day – Basement Renovation

Demo Day

I started a project. My husband and I have spent hours talking over which Reno to do next after we 90% completed our deck Reno. We still have a few more touch ups.  It’ll get done. That will be up on YouTube as well.

Our deck Reno you can see here

Basement Reno

I remember walking through this house before buying it.  I went through it without my husband and later took him through it again. We both thought the basement was weird.  The layout is just OFF.

Either way we bought this house. Right away I noticed this unsafe boarded up fireplace.  During the showing it was a bedroom so I didn’t pay close attention to how bad it was.

Before

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This served as our kids playroom.  We also had a hide-a-bed in here.  We just gave it away. So now we had more space.  We made the kids go through their toys.  I moved the bookshelf out and this past weekend, with the help of my sister in law, we started tearing into this wall.

It was wall to wall of painted paneling. It had this weird boxed out thing on the ceiling – which we now know has to STAY. There’s a gas pipe dropping down into our ceiling. I’ve watched enough design channels and shows to know how to make this a part of the future design.

Here’s a video of our progress:

I just recently started this YouTube channel – mean a lot if you subscribe.

After

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We uncovered an UNUSED fireplace. Our home is around 40 years old. There was never a fire in this fireplace.

From a design perspective this fireplace is even worse now that it’s exposed.  We will board it up properly this time.  Our basement is COLD so we will be properly insulating this.

Design

As promised in the video at the end, I’ll share my design ideas with you. We have a few options my husband and I have been tossing around.

No – It’s not smart to start a project and not know what you have planned for the Reno in the end. Our deck we planned it out and it made a massive difference in the long run.

This will be an entertainment wall for the whole family.  I have board games and stuff everywhere in our house because it never had a home.

Are you doing any Reno’s right now?

 

Author: Notefull Living

Hi, My name is Carrie. I'm Canadian and live in the Fraser Valley outside of Vancouver BC. Notefull Living is my blog about our Home and Garden. I’m a Wife, Mother of 3, I'm passionate about my family and providing a good home and healthy lifestyle. I Hope you enjoy learning about my life with tips that are useful or noteworthy for your own home.

3 thoughts on “Demo Day – Basement Renovation”

  1. I think if you are starting from scratch like a new deck then planning from the start works, if you’re working with an existing space sometimes you have to unpack it and get at the bones before you can decide what you can do.

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    1. Yes – I fully agree with you. We’ve learned we still have more demo to do. I find Reno’s like this exciting for the mystery the walls have. Opening up old houses you never know!

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