Sunday, August 25, 2013

Another 600 sq. ft.

We've opened up a new floor for living space!  The basement carpet was installed on Saturday and it looks great.  We shopped around a bit but ultimately went with a Home Depot carpet and are happy with the final product.  We chose a carpet called "Royalty" (so fancy!), in Intriguing II, which has a slight pattern to it, in the color Hazelnut.  It's slightly darker than we expected but works well with the walls (also painted in Sherwin-William's Worldly Gray, as is the first floor).  We'll add some color with furniture and accessories later but for now, it's great to have some additional finished living space.  And, Brian already hooked up our new 60" tv and our new speakers so we're looking forward to movie nights soon.  At some point, we'll build a custom console for the speakers and other electronic items but everything is up and working as of this evening and we've moved our sofa downstairs, thereby also freeing up the first floor for more trim and painting.  This is approximately the sixth time we've relocated our living room area/sofa in the past year or so so I'm hoping it can stay put for a few months at least.  We also made a good deal of progress on the tiling this weekend, grouting the first floor tub surround and installing the bathroom floor, and installing the marble tile on the fireplace surround.  More finished pictures of those spaces soon!

Basement with carpet!

Not sure what's happening with the color in this picture...a professional photographer, I am not.

This picture doesn't do the scale justice but that is one very large television
More progress on the fireplace surround - marble tiles installed, ready for new insert, trim and custom-made mantel 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like it is coming together very well. You have done an outstanding job. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Keep up the hard work and keep updating your pics. Thanks for sharing.