We have carpet in our basement! Hallelujah! If you’re not following along on Instagram, here’s what we started with. This photo was taken back in October, not that long ago.
Since then, we’ve had framing, plumbing rough-in’s installed, HVAC, electrical, drywall hung, as well as tape/texture/paint, and now carpet! We still have a lot of work to do down here, I’m looking at you bathroom, but at least this space is now usable. Honestly, I’m kind of tired of subcontractors coming in and out of our home and longing for those days of quiet and peaceful naps for Addison.
We originally were planning on finishing this space in 3-5 years; however, we also weren’t planning on the boys being home full-time and Nate working from home. We quickly realized how much we needed the extra space.
Now for the carpet details! I visited several stores looking at carpet, brought home many samples and decided on La Costa carpet by Dream Weaver in Sand Drift color. This is not sponsored, I just received a flood of questions on what carpet we picked and why.
I visited our local Carpet World and once I saw the La Costa carpet, I fell in love immediately. It’s so soft and up close, looks like a wool rug. I love the light sandy color with gray undertones and it was exactly the look I was going for. After researching online, Dream Weaver carpet didn’t have the best reviews, but I talked to a few people who have it in their own homes and they had nothing but great things to say about their carpet. In fact, all the carpet I was looking at didn’t have many reviews in general, but the few reviews I could find online were all terrible. I figured since we’re only putting the carpet in the basement and not our whole home, it would be okay if it doesn’t live up to my expectations. Even though it was just installed, I’m really impressed!
Now onto the bathroom plans. I’m so excited for the bathroom to come together! I have already made a few changes since I’ve created this inspiration board, but I think they are better than the original details that I put together (hello ceiling mounted shower head). I can’t wait to see everything in the room and how it all flows. Nate and I will be tiling the floor ourselves, as well as the shower. He already installed cement board in the shower and our next step is to water proof it and then on to tilling!
Here’s what I’m thinking for the bathroom.
I’m very excited to partner with Signature Hardware on a few bathroom details such as the vanity, sink, faucet and toilet. I’m a bit jealous because our basement bathroom will be the best bathroom in the house. Ha! I might have to convert this to my bathroom, we’ll see.
Are you exited to follow along on the bathroom install? We haven’t installed tile in a bathroom before, but I have a feeling it will be the first of many as we will eventually update the other bathrooms in our home. Let me know what you think of the mood board below and tell me all of your tilling tips and tricks.