Getting Ready for Renovations

For the first time, we are living in a house with an unfinished basement. Our goal is to finish it sometime in the next year, but we’re having a tough time figuring out what exactly we want to do with it! There is a rough-in for a three piece bathroom, but it would mean that there would be less than 6 inches between the open washer/dryer doors and the wall, so we can’t decide if it’s better to ignore it or build it. How much room for living, how much for storage? Where should the walls and doorways go?

Then there are all the other decor-based decisions to make: flooring – carpet, vinyl, laminate or tiles; furniture – sofas, chairs, end tables, storage units; lighting – overhead, lamps, some combination of the two? It’s going to be a big project and I’m just glad that it’s not an area that we use for living because I don’t think I could handle major renovations with a very busy toddler!

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