Welcome to the fall 2020 One Room Challenge. I am so grateful for this opportunity and want to thank Linda and her team at the @OneRoomChallenge and the media parter @BetterHomesandGardens for hosting this event again.
The One Room challenge™ provides participants with a supportive, enthusiastic forum in which to share the process of transforming a room. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and original ideas.
We are at it again, fixing up another room in our house. The room that we have chosen is our basement. Nothing has really been done to the basement since our house was built in the 1970s. It still has the original vinyl tiles and baseboards and the fireplace is untouched. The basement houses our guest room, a storage room and also a work bench. We will not be touching those areas.
Layout of the 1970s Basement
This open room in the basement basically has three zones.
The primary zone is the gym. The kids use this a lot when they are home, but hubby and I will be using this in the winter as we do not plan to go to any communal gyms. My goal for this will be to find a way to store the weights and other small pieces of gym equipment.
The second zone is the sitting/tv watching area. This is rarely used, but we will be painting the fireplace and organizing this area a bit better.
The third zone that I will be creating is a library. The pass through nook when you enter the basement is where we store our photos and books. I will style this area so that it is a more comfortable area to look at photo albums and select books.
Our Plans for this 1970s Basement
One of the biggest things I am looking forward to is getting rid of the stippled ceiling in the basement. This should really be done first, but our painter can’t come until the end of October. So we will work away at other parts of the basement in the meantime.
There are a number of wall fixes that are needed. And, we will paint and add new carpet tiles and baseboards to the whole room.
The walls in the basement are quite bare. So I have some ideas to improve that situation.
This is not a big job but updating the basement will make a big difference to our home.