About five months ago, my wife and I had the idea of finishing our basement off. When we moved to Savage back in 2009, the previous owners mentioned that the lower basement was roughed in for a bathroom. Even though it was roughed in, I could never envision us installing another bathroom. Before we decided to pull the trigger, it was really hard picturing what it would actually look like when it was all said and done. In the past I often avoided home projects because I typically don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to carpentry. However, after renovating the studio a few years back, I feel like I have a better idea of what I’m doing.
My wife and I joke a lot because we come up with these types of ideas without truly understanding the whole scope of the project. With that said, we decided to move forward with it and we now have transformed our lower basement level into a 230 square foot office with a 3/4 bathroom with stand up shower. For the last three months, this project consumed a lot of time and work but it was totally worth it! Thanks to Carl and Taylor Haas and Haas Plumbing for all the framing and plumbing work. Also, a huge thanks goes to my Dad for spending the last couple months helping me with the basement. If I didn’t have the help and guidance, the basement would of turned out like my son’s ginger bread house from last Christmas.
We now have a space dedicated to an office! Between working from home and photo editing, it has been a game-changer! It’s amazing what you can do with a small amount of space!
I promise we’re not hoarders.. The basement served as our “storage.” Or a place where we would throw stuff..