The Great Basement Reno of 2013

Remember this post? Back in March of 2010 we started work on finishing our basement.  And then in April I found out I was pregnant.  And I got very tired.  And then baby was born at the end of 2010 and work pretty much stopped on the basement.  Fast foward to 2013 and we have started finishing the basement again.  When you’re doing most of the work yourself it’s a long and tiring process.  Today’s pictures are of the bathroom.  We still need to paint and install some pretty accessories but for the most part it’s complete.  Its actually nicer than our bathroom in our bedroom.  I’m thinking once the basement is complete I may move downstairs!

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Tiles from Rivalda Tiles in Vaughan, ON

Vanity from Tiles and Stone Etc in Vaughan, ON

Sink faucet fixture from Lowes

Shower head from Ginger’s  in Toronto

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Basement Reno 2010

Once again, as in our old house, we are embarking on finishing our basement.  Luckily I am married to Mr.Handy and his dad Mr. Handy Sr so we are fortunate that the costs will be greatly minimized.  I anticipate it to be completed by Christmas at the earliest, considering we are only working on it on Fridays and Saturdays and there’s only 2 people doing most of the work.  I’m working on a wish list of things I would love to have.  White kitchen, although not a full fledged kitchen, I would love to have white cabinets.  Hardwood floor throughout, especially in the kitchen.  A workout room where I can finally use my treadmill and the husband is looking at purchasing a dry sauna.  Linda Reeves, from House and Home, raves about the benefits in the latest March issue of Canadian House and Home.

So here’s some before shots…looks totally crazy but I promise you it will turn into something great!