4.18.2011

Basement Reveal, cont...

Did you see my Evolution of a Basement last week?

Another area that was important to have in our new basement was a kid zone. We needed space for toys, game playing, and a spot for their larger equipment like the air hockey and basketball game.

You can see my old kitchen table backed up against the back of the couch:



This defined this area and provided a place for board games, snacks (I'm a no eating on the furniture mommy), and projects. I also wanted the table in this particular spot to deter kids from vaulting over the back of the couch to get in to the TV area.



Behind the table is a space for floor play and this bank of closets that holds all the toys!



Over to the right are the big games like air hockey and basketball:



Are you wondering what is beyond that door? My very own Studio! Remember when I painted Faux Ceramic Tiles on the floor?



Here is a gallery wall I created with some of my projects and family photos. I have lots of room to expand!



I will share the rest of the basement on Wednesday, so come on back!

9 comments :

  1. what a great space and it is huge! your one lucky girl:)

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  2. Hey Jen,
    What a wonderful job you have done in this space. Looks looks you planned out special areas for everyone including yourself.
    I too was a 'no eating on the furniture' Mom and because of that, my furniture has NEVER had a stain on it. I thinks it is a great rule.
    Looking forward to the tour of the studio.

    Janet xox

    http://theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is beautiful! I love the studio and your inspiring wall gallery.

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  4. You know nothing like another mommy with boys thought process!!! I LOL "I put the table here to prevent them from vaulting over the back of the couch - hahaha. My husband and I were arguing about this! I was like we can't give them enough space to gain any speed down there. It's like the table is a giant speed bump! I agree with the food thing too TABLES ONLY!!! Drives me insane to sit in an old sandwich or step on Goldfish INSANE. Love your space!!!

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  5. This is an amazing space, well done! love your studio :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  6. I am so with you on the no eating on the furniture rule ~ so not happening. Now if only I could solve my jumping over the arms of the couch to sit on it dilema ~ drives me crazy!

    Looks great Jen!

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  7. I love your new space! I can't wait for my own studio someday. Enjoy!

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  8. What an amazing basement...love how you have set it out...looks like it should be featured on Divine Design :)

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  9. Can I move into your basement? Pretty please?

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