Right now, it would be too indulgent to implement what we want for our basement with so many other things on the main floor taking priority. The future of it has a lot of potential, however, and that excites me. One day, after we are done with some of the baseline flooring and paint stuff upstairs, our windowless basement will shine like a star from beneath the earth’s crust.
The basement has four rooms. The one above with the crazy checkered tile and faux bricks will become a storage pantry to fulfill all my wildest buying-in-bulk-to-save-money dreams. The back room it leads into that you cannot see well has the furnace, but also some additional space I would like to make a nice workshop for David.
Next, is the tiny room currently housing the washer and dryer facilities. That room is surrounded by the largest part of the basement, which we will make an open area designed for kids. (I believe the mom-term is “play basement.”)
- Remove carpet
- Paint stairs
- Paint or treat flooring
- Just paint everything
- Remove drop tiles
- Build bulk food shelving
- Move laundry to second floor
We ignore this space right now, but once it is made cleaner and functional it will be like we suddenly have a whole new area in our house!