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Basement Update & Plans

Hey Guys! Hope you all had a sweet weekend. We chilled so hard, and it felt pretty great. Anyway – I thought I’d take a sec and fill you doodz in on whats been happening (or not happening) in our basement. To refresh your memory, this basement remodel was supposed to be a spring project complete in time for the summer. It is now almost the end of spring and the basement remodel is officially going to start in two weeks and hopefully be completed in time for the fall.

So what’s been going on this whole time? Interviewing contractors took us much longer than anticipated. Then there has been a whole lot of planning between us and our contractor. We needed to measure everything out and decide on all sorts of finishes like the doors, windows, flooring, lights, etc. Of course, all of these things effect the budget so we’ve had to do some trimming here and there. We’ve said “so long” to the fireplace – we knew it was going to be the first on the cutting block, but I was still sad to see it go. The bathroom remodel has been pushed back – because right now it doesn’t fit in the budgj. I will however be tackling most of the bathroom and spiffing up the shared laundry/workspace over the fall and winter. I’m VERY excited to have a winter project already lined up.

In two weeks the demo will start, then the gas meter will be moved, and plumbing and electrical will begin. The contractor will be responsible for installing the floor, drywall, electrical, plumbing, heating and completing the bathroom rough-in. From there I will takeover and finish with built in cabinets, paint, wallpaper ETC.

I’ve had to come up with a pretty realized vision for this project to ensure all the furniture, cabinets and appliances would fit into the space. Here’s a look at my plans – I’m getting excited about seeing the spaces come together when all said in done. We’re so excited!

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1 karlstad sofa | 2karndean flooring | 3 – plants & modern planters | 4woods wallpaper | 5kasbah rug | 6reproduction hardware | 7white coffee table | 8 – two panel door | 9 – simple baseboard | 10 – navy upholstery for vintage chair
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elements of style | house & home
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1 sconce | 2 – brass drawer pull | 3dark blue penny tile | 4 – subway tile | 5 – white vanity | 6brass shower trim | 7lavatory faucet
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1 pegboard | 2cabinets | 3miter saw work bench | 4miter saw
in Around the House, Inspiration
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  • heather May 19, 2015

    So exciting! If your heart is set on the karlstad sofa, it’s being discontinued at Ikea…

    • Scoops May 19, 2015

      Oh no! My heart is set because it is the only one that I can fit down the narrow basement stairs. Might have to take a trip this weekend… Thanks for the tip!

  • Cheryl May 20, 2015


  • Emily May 20, 2015

    Once you’re done (and if you feel comfortable with it), I’d love to get the name of your contractor. We’re in St. Paul and will probably be starting in on a basement remodel this year too!

    LOVE the finishes you’ve chosen, and I can’t wait to see the end result!

    • Scoops May 21, 2015

      Hey Emily, We’re using McGowan design and build. We are just getting started with the project, but so far, so good. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to share more – and it’s so exciting that you’ll be getting a basement soon too!

  • karrie May 22, 2015

    I love the inspiration and mood board you’ve created… The basement is going to be awesome! Can’t wait to see it come together… Love the timeline, too… So, real life :)

    • Scoops June 2, 2015

      Thanks, Karrie! I’m excited too!

  • Judy G June 24, 2015

    are you in Kenwood? I grew up in GoldenValley–but left in 1983–have been back several times since I inherited estates in Golden Valley & Wayzata–but cannot stand Mpls winters

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