Floor Plan-Basement

Our "inspiration" plans didn't have a basement so this was all us....and the lumber company.

We knew we wanted a living area and a guest suite...and some storage.

We ended up with this...

The large family area is currently a little akward because we aren't really sure how we want to use the space.  Kind of depends on that whole kid factor that I mentioned earlier in the week. A pool table would also work well. :P

The 4th bedroom and bath works great for guests.

The 2 storage spaces are also nice.  Great places to store stuff and forget about it...until garage sale time... or when you can't open the door anymore.

Floor plan week is over!  Next week I'll share some of my recent OCD projects and maybe a sewing project....if my sewing machine doesn't take me down before then.

Under-the-Stairs Storage

This is what the area under our staircase in our basement storage room looked like.  GIANT disaster. Disgusting.

After Nate got frustrated when trying to locate a specific paint color, he got clever and figured out an inexpensive shelving system.

Here's what he used:
  • 6 shelving brackets
  • 8 foot piece of 1x12"
  • 1 hour of time

He hung the brackets (making sure they were level, of course).  He cut the 1x12" to the appropriate lengths and then set them on top of the brackets.  He then screwed the board to the bracket and Wah-Lah...

Inexpensive storage.  Not super pretty but it is now organized and more functional!  And that's all the really matters, right?

If only I wasn't such a messy painter....