4.28.2011

Basement Reveal, cont...

Sick of my basement yet? I only have a few more pictures to show you then I promise I'm done!

The previous basement posts are Here and Here

Right next to the TV/sitting area is the pool table (we got a ping pong top for it that's on in these photos) and the "bar". Would you believe that this window shown here is actually an egress window with a 6 foot deep window well and a ladder? Blinds can hide a multitude of interior design sins!



This is adult recreation zone, with a pool table, dart board, and our own TV!





We decided to put a discreet "bar" area in that more resembled a kitchenette. Our boys are getting older and we didn't want to send mixed signals when they were downstairs hanging with their friends. A sink, some cabinets, and two small glass-front fridges for beverages and we were good to go!



Remember that giant piece of cherry we used for the mantle? Well, there was enough left over to create a shelf for drinks!



And, finally, I know this was the source of much controversy around here a few months ago. It was one of my most commented posts and I had lots of passionate responses, but...

Ready???




But, we installed a urinal! I have anywhere from 4-10 male humans here at any given time and I was sick of cleaning up strange pee splashes! We got a nice, small, dare I say "cute", urinal and have been very happy with it. The kids added a step stool so even munchkins can wee in it!

So, that's that! I might post a run down of the finishes we used if there is an interest, but I promise I won't make you look at any more photos of my new basement...probably...

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10 comments :

  1. That is one beautiful space! Yours will be the house of choice for hanging out with the guys. And the urinal -- brilliant!
    xo Cathy - another mom of all guys

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  2. Hey Jennifer,
    What a fabulous space for you and your family. I love the idea of the urinal...what was the controversy over ???

    As a woman in a household of men, I totally get it.

    Janet xox

    PS...Is that where I will sleep when I visit????
    ;->

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  3. Hey Jennifer,
    What a fabulous space for you and your family. I love the idea of the urinal...what was the controversy over ???

    As a woman in a household of men, I totally get it.

    Janet xox

    PS...Is that where I will sleep when I visit????
    ;->

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  4. Ok. So now I want a urinal. lol Great job with your basement!

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  5. super cool basement, but most of all: THE URINAL! love it!

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  6. This space is awesome! I love it! The pool/ping pong table area is great - love the flooring you chose. And the urinal rocks!!! I have to remember that for when we do our basement over!

    And I especially love that you tucked the bar to the side and didn't make it the focus of your basement. While I do think that is a cool concept for adults to hang out at, my kids too are nearing the teenage years and I don't want them to equate hanging out in the basement with hanging out at the bar!

    Great job with the whole design!

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  7. I'm the only girl in our house and have wished for a urinal many, many days.....

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  8. whoa look awesome! Doesn't even look like a basement. The urinal is a nice touch I understand about cleaning those splashes =_=

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  9. Yep! I'm still totally head over heels with your basement!!! I so love it for you guys.

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  10. Looks great. Love the urinal. Good idea.

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