From Messed to Impressed: A Total Basement Makeover

created at: 04/19/2011

I'm always a sucker for a good makeover (home related or not), so it's safe to say that this basement renovation is blowing my mind!    

I've been following this renovation from Nicole Balch, a talented designer and big-deal blogger (Making It Lovely, anyone?), since she first unveiled the "before" photos in November.  Fast forward a few months (and what I can only imagine were more than a few late nights) and you have what you see before you: a total basement renovation complete with art on the walls.

created at: 04/19/2011

I've never renovated a home before, but completing something of this scale in a single Winter seems like a big feat, am I right?  One of the features I love most is the octagon-shaped tile used in the bathroom and laundry room.  It's such a fun, playful detail that adds a lot of personality to the space!

To read about the whole process, including fantastic design boards and a break down of everything that went into it (and more photos, of course), check out Making It Lovely!

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elseajane on Apr 20, 2011:

Beautiful re-do. Thanks for shareing it with us. EJ

I really like those tiles too, there vintage and modern all at the same time. EJ

Making it Lovely on Apr 20, 2011:

Thanks for sharing my basement on Curbly! Looking back at that before picture… yikes. I'm so glad we're waaaay past that!

Stephania on Apr 19, 2011:

This is exactly what my garage looks like! Remodeling and getting rid of all of our personal items seems like the task of a life time for me. Here's for hoping my garage will someday hold something else other than chilhood games and metal scraps!

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