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

Leave a Comment!


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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  2. Donna Bergthold wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  3. Stacey wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  4. Gayle N wrote:

    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! 😊

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  5. Alana wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  6. Carolyn wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  7. Marie wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  8. Sheila wrote:

    Great family space. Happy decorating!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  9. Deborah wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  10. Shannon wrote:

    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?

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  11. Cindy wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  12. Ruth wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  13. Jen wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  14. Phoebe wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  15. Bernadette Anderson wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  16. Robin Casto wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  17. Julie wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  18. Tina wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  19. Lois wrote:

    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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  20. Anna Lancaster wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  21. Mary C Daly wrote:

    Happy for the Family.
    All the very best

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  22. Leslie wrote:

    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 🙂

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  23. Kyla wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  24. kelly wrote:

    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?

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
    • DanYelle wrote:

      🥰🤗 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 😘

      Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  25. kelly wrote:

    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!!!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  26. Buffey Smith wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  27. Tracey wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  28. Susan wrote:

    So beautiful! Enjoy!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  29. Susie Marino wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  30. Sharon wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  31. Susie wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  32. Karhy wrote:


    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  33. Trudy Smith wrote:

    Beautiful! Where did you purchase the black French doors!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  34. Mrs. H wrote:


    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  35. Carolyn Conner wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  36. Tracey wrote:


    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  37. Chris Leeseberg wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
    • Jaime wrote:

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

      Posted 10.28.20 Reply
      • Sarah wrote:

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

        Posted 10.30.20 Reply
  38. Stephanie Robertson wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  39. Candy wrote:

    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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
    • Dara L Pfeffer wrote:

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

      Posted 11.2.20 Reply
  40. Rhonda Cesana wrote:

    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.❤️

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  41. Robin wrote:

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

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  42. Janette wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  43. Vicki wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.25.20 Reply
  44. Mona Hall wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.26.20 Reply
  45. Kim wrote:

    🤩😍🤩😍🤩😍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!

    Posted 10.26.20 Reply
  46. CJ wrote:

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

    Posted 10.31.20 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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