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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The Comments

  • Anna Lancaster
    October 11, 2020

    That’s looking really good down there.Enjoy

  • Cherri
    October 11, 2020

    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.

  • Candy
    October 11, 2020

    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.

  • Stacey
    October 11, 2020

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

  • Kim Shields
    October 11, 2020

    looks amazing. Congrats

  • Pamela
    October 11, 2020

    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!

    • Margaret
      > Pamela
      October 19, 2020

      Love everything you have done with your new home.

  • Linda
    October 11, 2020

    Very awesome! Thank you for sharing 💖.

  • Sheri Ghee
    October 11, 2020

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

  • Linda
    October 11, 2020

    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

    • Jena
      > Linda
      October 12, 2020

      Good for you. God is awesome!

  • Rhonda Cesana
    October 11, 2020

    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.

  • Kathy M
    October 11, 2020

    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!

  • Donna J Ryan
    October 11, 2020

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

  • Suzee B
    October 11, 2020

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

  • Jill Moyneur
    October 11, 2020

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

  • Betty White
    October 11, 2020

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

  • Kyla
    October 11, 2020

    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!!

  • Mona Hall
    October 11, 2020

    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.

  • Wendy
    October 11, 2020

    Basement will look amazing! Such a great space. 😊

  • Deborah
    October 11, 2020

    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.

  • Georgina Porter
    October 11, 2020

    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!!!!

  • BJ Charlebois
    October 12, 2020

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

  • Ali
    October 12, 2020

    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!

  • Kristine
    October 12, 2020

    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!!

  • Carol
    October 12, 2020

    Loving see your new home evolve.

  • Miciah
    October 12, 2020

    It is looking great…🙂

  • Colleen
    October 12, 2020

    That space is going to look amazing!!

  • Nancy Couleur
    October 12, 2020

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

  • Maricela
    October 12, 2020

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

    October 13, 2020

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