See this panoramic picture of the basement area before we started work.
So after much dreaming and pouring through images of many basements and playrooms online, we decided on what we wanted for our basement and started the work. I'm blessed with a very handy husband, so he was able to spend his free time on weekends, finishing a little part of the basement. It took us a full year to get everything done but it was well worth it because we saved a lot of money! Spending around $4000 at the end of the day to get this project done.
Here is a panoramic view of the finished basement.
*Inside the playhouse.
The door and light switches are all child sized or level but the ceiling level is the same as it is outside so adults can go into the playhouse as well, just need to bend over quite a bit to get through the door.
My husband also built that corner bench with storage underneath, which is a super comfy space. We spend time reading there all the time and when I was pregnant with E4, I spent a lot of time laying down on that bench while the older kids played in the later months of my pregnancy.
The round table that we use for crafts and the round side table that holds extra books were both found at various yard sales and refinished for our basement. There is so much I could share about this project but I'll just end it here. If you have anything you are curious about, feel free to ask in the comments.
So far it has standed up to the test of time and the kids. There were a few things we needed to update though after the kids actually spent time in it. We have rain gutter bookshelves attached to a sliding door and we had to reinforce those to stand the abuse from the kids. And the toadstool pots that originally decorated the "lower level" windows had to be moved to the "second level" windows because they were getting pulled at too much from the kids.
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