This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least and as if things weren’t busy enough around here, we’re in the midst of a major basement reno on the home-front. I’ll share before photos as soon as I have after photos to show you at the same time… because where’s the fun in anything but instant gratification these days. Until then, I will give you a quick run-down on what we are doing down there and how we’re doing it on a budget. Lucky for me, my designer discounts are a huge help. Let it be known — hiring a designer is worth it, not just because your house will be beautiful and well thought out, but that combined with the money you save when we pass on our discounts and trade secrets, often covers or comes close to covering designer fees. The above is a #truestory as told by my clients at #ProjectSnowdon.
We are adding a full bath in the basement (which will be in addition to a tiny “powder room” that is already down there) as well as finishing the space to include an office for me, a large TV room, laundry room and a guest bedroom. There was no way to add a shower in the existing bath so I decided to divide our massive laundry room in half and add a new bathroom… pre-fab corner shower and all because plumbing is effing expensive. The behind the scenes work and labour cost 5 times what I spent on finishes. You can see progress on Instagram using the hashtag #ProjectCabinCo. Here is my bathroom mood board. For a 65 square foot space I was able to spend $1050 on finishes (everything that you see below + the shower).