basement. before. during. and after. | andiamo


basement. before. during. and after.

7.18.2014

The basement (or movie theater) was one of Matt's most favorite rooms in our old house. He would spend every evening down there after the kids went to bed watching movies or playing some xbox game. What have you. I used the basement for my gym and my Lost fix. Since moving here 17 weeks ago I have been running in a dingy unfinished basement armed with nothing but one of the kid's iPads and some leftover dog hair while Matt is forced to watch movies on his tiny 42 inch flat screen upstairs. But that is no more! I must point out that this basement, just like our old basement, was finished completely by my Handy Matty. Everything from framing to drywall to molding to ceiling installation to painting was done by him. We only hired someone to do the carpeting. We also hit the jackpot with not one but two electricians in our family. So. Thank you Matt. And thank you Dad and Colton!I thought it would be easiest and coolest to see a before, during and after of one angle of the same "view" because otherwise stuff gets real confusing. I know it's a bit different for my before and afters but I am nothing if not one to break the mold.Looking down the stairs:
Looking into the playroom:



Looking into the work out portion:






Looking back towards the stairs:





Looking at the projector wall:



And some others:



There are still a few more things to be done down here... I would like to have a large cork-board for the kid's play area for all their future "art" work (which I bought after I took these pictures actually). Matt plans to build a bar for behind the sectional as well as a table for his popcorn machine. Oh and yes a recliner. Must add a recliner. And eventually I'll be needing a flat screen for my work out room because let's face it. Staring at a wall is a lot less exciting than running while watching a movie theater sized screen. Hashtag first-world problems.

For more room tours click HERE.


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12 comments:

  1. OMG! This looks AMAZING!!!! Good job Matt!!!! I love the color on the walls too, perfect shade of blue. Movie theatre room...sounds fancy :)

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  2. Wow I am so impressed yet not surprised! Matt's a beast. Also realized I never saw the transformation in person yet!

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  3. Looks fabulous!!! Makes me wanna have Nick start our basement remodel this weekend! LOL! We could use the extra space;)

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  4. handy matty is SO HANDY!!! and electrician family members, glory glory! i love it. it feels perfectly "home" to me. probably because it reminds me of the basement my dad grew up with at my grandparents house in pittsburgh. ever since i can remember their basement has had a recliner, a sectional couch, a bar, and some sort of treadmill/changing workout situation over the years. as well as an ever changing big screen to gaze at. i have always wished we had a basement, but they aren't standard down here because our ground is too hard! but i digress. loving your dark walls, and also the looking at the same angle technique is so helpful!

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  5. this looks so so good!!!!! seriously, come do my home. We've lived here since march and i have like 2 things on the walls. lol

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  6. BEST. ROOM. EVER. I am pretty sure I would never leave this room if I didn't have to. I mean it has everything important right. Don't think I didn't notice the 3 day supply of wine you guys are hoarding. ;-)

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  7. This is ridiculously amazing!!!! Like I can't stop scrolling up and down the pictures. What a transformation! Major props to Matt for possessing the skills to do this! I don't think Chris knows the difference between screw drivers. HAHA! I love it, it looks so good! Can I come over now? And maybe not leave?

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  8. Dude, End result. Amazing. So so so good. Well Done Matt!

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  9. That is awesome. I really like your fuzzy pole too! Basements rock, I wish we had those. I'd live down there!

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  10. What a difference!! I loved how it turned out especially the movie theater!

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  11. it looks so great after, love the wall color!

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  12. i thought i commented then remembered i was balls deep in moving. SO you know i love this. and i cannot wait to sleep on that friggen couch when i get there IN A FEW WEEKS

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