Basement Progress Update

Happpppy Sunday!! I’m popping in quick today to share a fun basement progress update. I can’t believe I haven’t done this yet, but there’s been so much happening and now we’re only a few weeks out from it being finished. Our basement was nothing but a concrete slab when we moved it and it was something we definitely wanted to tackle right away. Finishing this space will almost double the square footage of our home, which is awesome because it gives the kids way more room to spread out and play. Plus it gives me a home office! I’m literally counting down the days until it’s done!! Anyway, let’s get started with some progress photos. Here’s how it looked when we moved in:

This basement is huge, but it obviously needed a ton of work! Here’s how it looked when the framing started a few days after we moved in:

Here’s how it looked a few weeks later with the walls done and the media cabinet going up!

This is the door to the bathroom and my office is on the right! Those French doors will be painted black.

I’m obsessed with our bathroom tile!! We went with this Casablanca hexagon mosaic marble and I LOVE it. It’s from Riad Tile.

I really wanted a barn door slider for our bonus room down here. I love how it gives this corner more character. And here’s how the media cabinet looks now after being painted!

The bottom of this cabinet will have doors with the “X” design–those will go up white sweet and sconces installed on the top!

It’s been so fun to see this space come to life from literally nothing but a concrete slab. Now we’re only about two weeks out from the basement being finished! It’s been a long haul, but I know it will be worth the wait. I’ll definitely share more progress updates and things get closer!


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  1. 10.11.20
    Anna Lancaster said:

    That’s looking really good down there.Enjoy

  2. 10.11.20
    Cherri said:

    I love your new house and everything you’ve done with it so far. Can’t wait to see the basement when it’s finished. I know it will be amazing.

  3. 10.11.20
    Candy said:

    Good Morning Sarah
    Wow, I love what you have started with your basement. I can’t wait to see it finished. I love love love the cabinets and barn door.

  4. 10.11.20
    Stacey said:

    Love it! Can’t wait to see it finished.

  5. 10.11.20
    Kim Shields said:

    looks amazing. Congrats

  6. 10.11.20
    Pamela said:

    What a transformation! Would enjoy seeing a floor plan of the space with total square footage. You have gone from a linear box to an almost there family friendly and useable space. Your holidays should be wonderful!

    • 10.19.20
      Margaret said:

      Love everything you have done with your new home.

  7. 10.11.20
    Linda said:

    Very awesome! Thank you for sharing 💖.

  8. 10.11.20
    Sheri Ghee said:

    Everything looks great! Absolutely love the barn door!! Congrats on your new house, it all looks so homey and comfy☺️😍 love it!

  9. 10.11.20
    Linda said:

    I don’t even know how I found your Instagram but glad I did. You are so calm and your decorating ideas are beautiful. Enjoy your new house

    • 10.12.20
      Jena said:

      Good for you. God is awesome!

  10. 10.11.20
    Rhonda Cesana said:

    Gorgeous space! How wonderful that you have this additional space! Plus I love that it opens up to outside as well. Beautiful work so far.

  11. 10.11.20
    Kathy M said:

    Wow! Looks like you have room for a REALLY big TV now! It’s so fun to see how far it has come. What an amazing space you have created and I can’t wait to watch you furnish and decorate it!

  12. 10.11.20
    Donna J Ryan said:

    Can’t wait to see the finished project. Looks amazing

  13. 10.11.20
    Suzee B said:

    Awesome! All that room! Can’t wait to see it done!

  14. 10.11.20
    Jill Moyneur said:

    Mornin’…everything looks awesome!!! Love everything you’ve done to the new house!!!!

  15. 10.11.20

    WOW, so much room and I love what you are doing with it.

  16. 10.11.20
    Kyla said:

    The built ins looks amazing! Can’t wait to see them finished and all styled! You guys are going to love all that basement space!!

  17. 10.11.20
    Mona Hall said:

    Absolutely amazing! Looks great! Boy, you all really get things done fast! You’ve gotten more done in a short time than I have in 5 years.

  18. 10.11.20
    Wendy said:

    Basement will look amazing! Such a great space. 😊

  19. 10.11.20
    Deborah said:

    Oh Sarah, your design ideas are wonderful. I love your details of sliding barn doors. The hexagon tile, “x” on cabinet doors, media cabinet , everything is so beautiful. Blessings to you and your family.

  20. 10.11.20
    Georgina Porter said:

    Wow a huge basement and its beginning to look fabulous Sarah I am so looking forward to seeing this amazing space completed, you are so truly blessed to have so much space here in the UK it would be rare yo see such a huge basement lucky you!!!!

  21. 10.12.20

    Very attractive wall color in the basement. What is the color?

  22. 10.12.20
    Ali said:

    I love your blog and your home style and I also love that you are a local girl with such a great following! It’s fall break this week so I will be doing some “sarahjoy” projects! My fiancé gets a little worried whenever I show him pics and say “we could do this”. Thanks for your inspiration!

  23. 10.12.20
    Kristine said:

    That’s a whole new house down there!
    Your barn door, media cabinet and bathroom designs are amazing. Enjoy!
    Wish I could stretch my house!!

  24. 10.12.20
    Carol said:

    Loving see your new home evolve.

  25. 10.12.20
    Miciah said:

    It is looking great…🙂

  26. 10.12.20
    Colleen said:

    That space is going to look amazing!!

  27. 10.12.20
    Nancy Couleur said:

    Love it! I can’t wait to see the finished room.

  28. 10.12.20
    Maricela said:

    Turing out fabulous 🤩Always an enjoyment watching you true your journey 😉

  29. 10.13.20

    Absolutely love this! Makes me want to redo my basement.
    You have a beautiful home and great ideas