Category Archives: Homebuilding

Finishing the Basement: The Bathroom

Mirror | Sconces | Faucet Paint color pictured is Sherwin Williams “City Loft” — see all of our paint picks here I’m proud to say we’ve stayed remarkably on budget for this basement project, now that we have drywall, trim, paint, … Continue reading

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Finishing the Basement: The Guest Bedroom

Having built two homes, I’m very familiar with picking out elements for my home without being able to actually see/touch/walk through the ACTUAL finished space beforehand. Finishing the basement level is a little bit easier because at least I can … Continue reading

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basement paint colors.

With drywall finished, and trim installation up next, I got a head-start on looking at paint colors. (Note: All colors you see in this post are Sherwin-Williams.) Working off the paint colors throughout the rest of our home, we wanted to go … Continue reading

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back in the basement!

Oh, friends. Who knew a decision to finish a basement could prompt so much soul-searching??! In brief, the past couple months brought some major start-of-the-year conversations about goals — home, financial, location, etc. Those conversations dovetailed with an unforeseen opportunity … Continue reading

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the beginning of the end: basement finishing progress

I last blogged about our plans for the basement shortly before we moved in. If you prefer a quicker re-cap than reading the link, we had our builder frame this lower level for us and stock it with drywall, saving Page … Continue reading

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Loft Playspace and Our Ikea Latt Hack

When I last posted about this loft landing between our three upstairs bedrooms and bath, it looked like this (see above). I was just starting to store some toys up here for a baby who was quickly becoming more active … Continue reading

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