Basement Mood Board

Our 1970s Basement Update: Inspiration Board

House & Home

Our 1970s basement update is coming along (very) slowly, but surely. I’ve been dreaming of the type of space our basement will be with ideas swirling around in my head. Something that’s helpful to me is compiling my ideas into one place – Pinterest helps with that! In addition, piecing everything together on one document also helps me visualize how everything will work together. While we won’t be purchasing everything at once, I like having a longer-term plan! And that’s what I’m sharing with you today. Behold, my basement inspiration board!

Basement Mood Board

Paint Colors

Overall color scheme will include whites, grays/greiges, black fixtures and accents, greenery, navy/blues and wood tones. These are a few paint colors we’re considering:

Products We’re Loving:

* Products featured in inspiration board

Here’s where we are so far in the 1970s Basement Update checklist:

  • Get quotes for electrical, plumbing, and flooring
  • Price out materials for DIY projects
  • Remove all ceiling tiles and unwanted parts of the drop ceiling
  • Patch, sand, and clean ceiling grid
  • Paint ceiling grid & inset wood paneling
  • Electrician install can lighting, remove fluorescent lights, update outlets & switches
  • Plumber to update pipes while ceiling tiles are out
  • Install ceiling tiles (without gouging my eyes out)
  • Remove vinyl floorboards
  • Prep and paint stairwell ceiling
  • Order flooring from Home Depot for delivery by March
  • Patch, repair, and sand wood paneling
  • Prime wood paneled walls
  • Paint wood paneled walls
  • Prime trim & doors
  • Paint trim & doors
  • Remove hardware from built-in cabinets
  • Use liquid sander and then clean cabinet doors
  • Prime built-in cabinets
  • Paint built-in cabinets
  • Use spray paint to update stairwell light fixture, cabinet pulls, and door handles
  • Sell old pieces (or other things around the house) to put into our budget
  • Go on vacation to Florida 🙂
  • Contractor install flooring and baseboards
  • Onto the fun part of decorating, but that’s for another list

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