DIY Finished Basement Ideas
In November 2018 when my husband Josh and I moved into our new home, I remember Josh telling me that one day he’d like to finish the basement. If you know my husband, he doesn’t mess around, usually when he says he’s going to start a project, he does! And usually it happens pretty quickly.
So, fast forward to the beginning of 2019, my husband got to work. He started first by framing out rooms, next he started dry wall, then mud, and then unfortunately some health issues put a pause on his work. Thank the good Lord he is healthy now! But soon as he started to feel better, he went right back to work!
By November of 2020, he completely finished it! I am not going to lie, when my husband initially told me he wanted to finish the basement, I was a negative nancy because all I could think about was all the time it was going to take lol. But instead of crabbing about it, I chose to support and encourage him and help him the best I could- even if that meant just needing to hold a flashlight sometimes! Looking back, I’m so glad he decided to add value to our home in this way. We love it!
I know how helpful it was when we started looking at layout designs and inspo pics to get an idea of what we wanted our finished basement to look like….so, I thought I would dedicate an entire blog post where I share some idea pics if you are looking for different ideas to finish your basement!
Although I’m the one that designs and decorates, Josh deserves all the credit. His hard work and dedication to the things I share on my page would not exist if it weren’t for him!
For more info, follow me on Instagram @CandidlyCady – I share a ton more pictures there, as well as other home inspiration and ideas!
I’m currently working on a more detailed blog post regarding specific items for each part of our finished basement; ie: paint colors, where items were purchased, etc. But for now this is meant to just share inspiration!
As always, please feel free to comment and ask any questions and I will answer as best I can!