I think I've mentioned before how we're planning on renovating our basement when we move back to NC. I took some pictures this afternoon of the awful state it's in. Granted, it looked a lot better when we were actually living here (i.e. I kept it clean), but here it is as it looks right this minute.
|Looking down the stairs. Steven's pennants hang along the railing, and a couple of Cubs signs hang above the stairs.|
|See that place on the wall below the light that seems a different color than the rest? That's called crappy drywalling.|
|Nasty carpet. Blech.|
|Our HD projection screen. LOVE! I wish the speakers were built into the wall, but the system is brand new (and was very expensive) so I'll just find some way to mask them a little. Any ideas?|
|Nasty drop ceiling and fluorescent lighting. This is getting overhauled. Probably just a different type of drop ceiling with some recessed lights built in.|
|We call this the Media Archive Room, but it's really just the closet off the Media Room where we keep our DVDs. I'm picturing wall-to-wall shelving to hold all our DVDs, CDs, board games, etc.|
|Looking from the Media Room doorway toward the main area of the basement we call the Game Room. That cardboard "artwork" is a sign Steven and his friend made when they were playing stickball in their backyards many many years ago.|
|Bathroom and extra bedroom, which we use as a workout room.|
|This is the "Workout Room." I put that in quotes because we don't do a whole lot of working out in here. It's basically where our treadmill went to die. Probably not a whole lot will happen in here, just new carpet.|
|Steven's Chicago Cubs memorabilia.|
|Those floating shelves in the corner hold Steven's shot glass collection, as well as a few other odds and ends. The door leads into a storage area below the stairs.|
|Yep, we have cardboard taped onto our door with red duct tape so no one can see in since we're not living here. Our Appalachian memorabilia is straight ahead and on the right wall. More Cubs stuff on the left wall.|
|Ugly doorknobs. I don't know if replacing these will be in the budget, but it sure is nice to think about.|
So here's the plan.