Things are getting real at the house guys! I thought I would pop in and share more of the trim progress and cabinets they’ve been working on this week. Let’s start off in the basement with our playroom/movie room/hang out room.
There are 3 built in elements in this room. This wet bar area will hopefully keep me from running up and down the stairs all summer long. I plan on keeping snacks and drinks down here for friends and kids to grab easily when we are down by the lake. They will be painted navy (see my paint colors here) and have a wood counter top. I’m most excited about the pull out trash bin and pull out recycle bin on either side of the sink. Somehow I feel like this will promote my children actually throwing things away, when in reality I’m sure I will find snack wrappers and empty juice boxes 3 feet away on the floor, but a girl can dream.
We will have our big tv down here mounted to the wall and we added this little planked recessed area to dress it up a bit. I added this super handy black rectangle so you can picture it easier.
On the opposite wall, we added these built in bookcases last minute. We loved the Ikea hack library shelves we built in our last house (see them here) and we filled up every inch of them with books. I sort of panicked when I realized those 32 million boxes of books had no where to go. Thankfully the guys whipped these bookshelves up over the weekend and they were only about $200 more than doing the Ikea hack again. There will be a game table area in the back corner for family game night and snack time.
Let’s head upstairs and check on the beautiful cabinet they built in our master bathroom. I love how this cabinet turned out. It’s going to be painted a blueish gray color and there will be hanging pendant lights over the mirrors.
Ok and my most favorite thing they have been working on this week is the living room ceiling. It’s hard to tell in these photos, because I was shooting around the scaffolding and the guys using the saw, but it is SO cool in person.
The whole thing will be painted white, and there will be 4 total of the support looking cross beam thingys – technical terms only obviously. I wanted this room to look like the exposed rafters of an old attic, if that makes sense? They used 8 inch MDF boards and regular 2 x 6 lumber to create all the cross beams. The painter got a head start on painting the x things, so he didn’t have to try to get his hands in the middle of them.
They are already spraying all the trim and doors in the basement today. I’m not sure if it’s just the fumes, but I’m getting so giddy at the prospect of actually living here. Later this week I’ll be sharing all my flooring selections for the main floor so stay tuned!