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. Anna Lancaster wrote:

    That’s looking really good down there.Enjoy

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  2. Cherri wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  3. Candy wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  4. Stacey wrote:

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

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  5. Kim Shields wrote:

    looks amazing. Congrats

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  6. Pamela wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
    • Margaret wrote:

      Love everything you have done with your new home.

      Posted 10.19.20 Reply
  7. Linda wrote:

    Very awesome! Thank you for sharing 💖.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  8. Sheri Ghee wrote:

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

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  9. Linda wrote:

    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

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
    • Jena wrote:

      Good for you. God is awesome!

      Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  10. Rhonda Cesana wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  11. Kathy M wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  12. Donna J Ryan wrote:

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

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  13. Suzee B wrote:

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

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  14. Jill Moyneur wrote:

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

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  15. WOW, so much room and I love what you are doing with it.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  16. Kyla wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  17. Mona Hall wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  18. Wendy wrote:

    Basement will look amazing! Such a great space. 😊

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  19. Deborah wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  20. Georgina Porter wrote:

    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!!!!

    Posted 10.11.20 Reply
  21. Very attractive wall color in the basement. What is the color?

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  22. Ali wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  23. Kristine wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  24. Carol wrote:

    Loving see your new home evolve.

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  25. Miciah wrote:

    It is looking great…🙂

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  26. Colleen wrote:

    That space is going to look amazing!!

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  27. Nancy Couleur wrote:

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

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  28. Maricela wrote:

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

    Posted 10.12.20 Reply
  29. BUNCIE GIVENS wrote:

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

    Posted 10.13.20 Reply

Hi, hello! Sarah Joy here. I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three.


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