All week, we've explored our new house and that brings us to the finished basement. Basements are not usually the most chic of spaces in any house, but our basement so exceeds my expectations already (even without boxes unpacked or books put away) that I can't wait to turn it into a place I'd be happy to show off.
Look at the light! Despite what you may believe, our basement is entirely subterranean but we are lucky enough to have 7 (!) double-hung windows in our basement that make the space feel anything but dark and dank. The wall-to-wall carpet is in great condition, too.
The basement is expansive, so we'll probably eventually divvy the space up into function for different purposes; namely, my husband has more than earned his own video game area here. That's where the assorted gaming systems he has can live out in the open and be used.
The basement also has two small rooms in it and one will function soon as my craft room. I'm as giddy about my craft room as Adam is about his video game area. Having my materials organized and sewing machine accessible makes the prospect of projects actually exciting!
I've started gathering ideas for craft rooms that don't scream "Scrapbooking Queen". "Craft" can be a four-letter word for many, but I'm going for neat, orderly, and inspiring here.
I'm always inclined to clean up my projects when I'm done, but I don't have to now. I can just shut the door to my craft room and leave the mess until next time.
Just kidding...I'm too particular not to clean it all up.
There you have it, our whole house. Adam and I are in this house for the long haul, so we bought a place that needs some work and inspiration to materialize a vision for a even better house.
Happy weekend, friends!
Thank you for your sweet comments and smart insights all week!