The Basement is Finished!!

You guys, it’s done!! After two and a half months, the basement is officially finished. They wrapped up the last few things this week and it’s finally ours to enjoy. I honestly can’t believe it’s done! When we bought the house this was a huge decision for us. My husband and I went back and forth for quite a while, but in the end we knew that finishing the basement would be worth it. Now we have way more room for the kids to play, an extra living space, bonus room/guest room, and I finally have my office. Eeekk! I can’t wait to start decorating and get furniture in here, but for now I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of photos. Here’s how it looked when we started back in August:

The Basement “Before”

The Basement Reveal!

And here it is now!

I was able to design this built-in from scratch with our contractor and I LOVE how it turned out. It’s really the focal point of the whole basement. Plus it gives us lots of storage! The black sconces are HERE.

I always knew if we finished the basement I wanted to include a barn door. I really wanted one in our last home, but I never found a good space for one. But this bonus room/guest room is the perfect spot for it. This door adds such a fun and cozy feel. Plus I love the natural finish on the wood!

I want to make this little corner a fun area for the kids to play. And actually, I just ordered one of those large hanging swings for this spot and I can’t wait to hang it up!

I am soooooo smitten with this bathroom, I just love how this all came together. This vanity is from Home Depot and all the marble tile is from Riad Tile. The hexagon design is so fun, yet really classy at the same time. I went with a matching marble subway tile for the shower/bath.

Right next to the bathroom is my office. I wanted black French doors and they look so good!

This is an LPV floor so it’s super durable! I’m super impressed with it so far. The brand is Endura and the color is White Sand.

Finishing this basement and designing it all myself was such a FUN process! The contractor we hired did a phenomenal job and they definitely brought my vision for this empty space to life. I can’t wait to get furniture in here and start decorating! It’s really so bright and open, it doesn’t even feel like a basement. And we’re all just grateful to finally be able to enjoy this extra space.

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Hope you have a relaxing Sunday. xoxo

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  • Betty White
    October 25, 2020

    So much room and I just love it. Cannot wait to see how you decorate it.

  • Donna Bergthold
    October 25, 2020

    Sarah, it looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it!

  • Stacey
    October 25, 2020

    It looks great! So much room. The bathroom is my favorite love the finishes.

  • Gayle N
    October 25, 2020

    Looks soooo good!!
    Great layout 👍🏼 Love the carpet, it’s going to be awesome for the kiddos and it gives such a cozy vibe. Well done Sarah, you’ve done a wonderful job! Can’t wait to see your decorating skills put into action! 😊

  • Alana
    October 25, 2020

    Omgoodness it’s beautiful! And what a fantastic space for guests. Beautiful!

    • Michelle
      > Alana
      February 17, 2021

      What brand and color are your wood floors?

  • Carolyn
    October 25, 2020

    I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!! So much space!! You are going to have sooo much fun decorating! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  • Marie
    October 25, 2020

    Absolutely gorgeous! You did an Amazing job Sarah. Can’t wait to see how you decorate. Your work is so beautiful

  • Sheila
    October 25, 2020

    Great family space. Happy decorating!

  • Deborah
    October 25, 2020

    Sarah😍 I love what you did with your home. The basement is phenomenal. I love how everything smoothly blends in. Keep going don’t stop. Love love love.

  • Shannon
    October 25, 2020

    Love all of it!! So bright and airy! It doesn’t look like a basement! I love the white paint on the walls- will you share the color you used?

  • Cindy
    October 25, 2020

    It looks awesome!! It’s so fun watching you make your new house a home for your family. You’ll have so many great times in your new lower level living area. Enjoy!

  • Ruth
    October 25, 2020

    Your basement looks so beautiful!! There’s so much extra space for your family now. I can’t wait to see how you decorate it!!

  • Jen
    October 25, 2020

    Love it! So pretty I love the natural wood barn door and touches of black. The tiling by the back door is so pretty!

  • Phoebe
    October 25, 2020

    Lovely! And, you made the right decision to finish your basement NOW. We decide to wait to refinish ours when we moved into our new home 27 years ago, and it is still 90% unfinished. Bravo to you and your husband!
    I know y’all will enjoy the space every day.

  • Bernadette Anderson
    October 25, 2020

    Great vision. Excited to see the decor additions as you enhance this new space. Have fun! 🤗

  • Robin Casto
    October 25, 2020

    Looks great !! You did an awesome job designing the lay out . Hope your family enjoys the space .

  • Julie
    October 25, 2020

    Love your style!! You are very inspiring and appreciate you showing us your step by step design process!❤️

  • Tina
    October 25, 2020

    Wow! It looks great! So smart to add electrical outlets in your book shelving . Love the neutral colors, so classic and will never go out of style. Enjoy that new office. So exciting!

  • Lois
    October 25, 2020

    I absolutely love everything about this. The bathroom tile is just so good. The office is such a dream and the barn door is perfect. I really love your carpet too. I can’t wait to see how you decorate all this space

  • Anna Lancaster
    October 25, 2020

    It is really nice and can’t wait to see the finished rooms.

  • Mary C Daly
    October 25, 2020

    Happy for the Family.
    All the very best

  • Leslie
    October 25, 2020

    Hi Sarah! I’m in the process of buying a new house and the basement needs a redo. You’ve given me a bunch of inspiration here – your basement looks like such a welcoming place! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Kyla
    October 25, 2020

    I love all the details you chose, the x detail in the cabinets, the floor tile in the basement entry, the black office doors, it all looks sooooo good! Hope you are enjoying all that new space!

  • kelly
    October 25, 2020

    Beautiful……what color are the walls and where did you get the carpet and color? Also can you post another full picture of the tile area within the carpeted area of the basement?

    • DanYelle
      > kelly
      October 25, 2020

      🥰🤗 OH MY little Miss!! You have outdone yourself ! Absolutely Stunning !! Would you share the hard wood and carpet manufacturer/color etc ? ❤️❤️❤️ The carpet is perfect! Love how it looks with the hardwood and tile ! Congrats on another project ! Keep sharing 😘

  • kelly
    October 25, 2020

    Also is your white trim color the same color as the wall paint. Can you share both? I am looking to refinish my basement soon!!!

  • Buffey Smith
    October 25, 2020

    Thank you for taking us along on this journey with you!

  • Tracey
    October 25, 2020

    So much fun watching you transition into this new home and tackle your challenges with grace! Many blessings coming your way for years of happiness in this house!

  • Susan
    October 25, 2020

    So beautiful! Enjoy!

  • Susie Marino
    October 25, 2020

    Sarah it turned out beautiful! Luv how the bathroom cabinet doors match w/the book cabinet. And those blk French doors!🤯🧡

  • Sharon
    October 25, 2020

    Oh, Sarah, it is gorgeous! What an awesome space with views! Anyone who gets to stay in your guest room will be so lucky! What an excellent decision to finish the basement. On a side note, my 19 year old daughter is named Sarah Joy – her middle name is my middle name! Enjoy the basement!

  • Susie
    October 25, 2020

    Sarah it turned out beautiful! Luv how the bathroom cabinet doors match w/the book cabinet. And those blk French doors!🤯🧡

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  • Trudy Smith
    October 25, 2020

    Beautiful! Where did you purchase the black French doors!

  • Mrs. H
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  • Carolyn Conner
    October 25, 2020

    Sarah, you did a great job! I love everything you created. I know you must be so excited. Job well done!

  • Tracey
    October 25, 2020


  • Chris Leeseberg
    October 25, 2020

    This is a beautiful basement and I am sure you will spend many hours there. What is your flooring that you put in? It compliments everything so nicely.
    Have a great day!

    • Jaime
      > Chris Leeseberg
      October 28, 2020

      I also love this flooring and am looking for the brand/color? It’s a perfect light flooring!

      • Sarah
        > Jaime
        October 30, 2020

        Hi there! I just checked on that for you and it’s Endura–the color is White Sand!

  • Stephanie Robertson
    October 25, 2020

    This is amazing!!! I’m blown away with just how gorgeous it turned out!!!!

  • Candy
    October 25, 2020

    Happy Sunday Sarah
    Your basement is so beautiful, I can’t wait to see what you do with furniture and decor!
    You even matched your vanity with the wood on your builtins love it

    • Dara L Pfeffer
      > Candy
      November 2, 2020

      Beautiful! We live in Parker, are you willing to share the contractor/business info who finished it for you?

  • Rhonda Cesana
    October 25, 2020

    Wow wow wow!!! What a beautiful space!!!! Expands your living area extensively, and is so light and airy! Can’t wait to see how you decorate.❤️

  • Robin
    October 25, 2020

    Love everything! Can you link the carpeting? Looking for some for family room and I love the texture in yours!

  • Janette
    October 25, 2020

    I’m loving your new home. Can’t wait to see how your basement turns out.
    I’m a fairly new follower and you quickly became my favorite blogger to look in on. 😉
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Vicki
    October 25, 2020

    So bright and pretty! You did a fabulous job, and what an awesome space for kids to run around and play! Plus a guest room, bathroom, and office, it’s like a whole other house!

  • Mona Hall
    October 26, 2020

    Absolutely stunning! You have a great eye for decor and design. I know you all will be spending alot of time in you’re extra space. Enjoy!

  • Kim
    October 26, 2020

    🤩😍🤩😍🤩😍SERIOUSLY having basement envy right now! It turned out lovely and I can’t wait to see how you decorate and make it your own!

  • CJ
    October 31, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful!! Love your new home and can’t wait to see how you decorate your basement

  • Debbie
    February 4, 2021

    The basement is beautiful you did a great job!! Hope your feeling more connected to your home now, LOVE the built ins

  • Kim Domingues
    February 28, 2021

    Your finished basement looks amazing! Can you please share where you got your carpet from?