Check out our basement remodel progress! In this basement bedroom, we soundproofed the ceiling and added new lighting, but we’re keeping the original built-in storage.
Basement Bedroom Remodel
I hadn’t shown you this room before this vlog because it was acting as a storage room for us. Not much to look at!
But now we’ve reorganized and this basement bedroom is ready for a moment in the spotlight.
This bedroom, however, is located below the kitchen so we had kitchen plumbing we wanted to keep hidden in a traditional drywall ceiling.
We also wanted to dampen the sound from the kitchen above so that the person sleeping in this room had some soundproofing to not hear every single footstep in the kitchen.
We added some extra insulation with noise-cancelling features as well to help with the soundproofing.
See how we sound-proofed our master bedroom, too.
This basement bedroom originally only had ONE light fixture, so upgrading to the new lights gave us a lot more light, plus concentrated light over the built-in corner area (that will someday be more like a wardrobe closet, we think) — check it out in the video.
The Built-In Storage
One nice feature of our 1970’s house is that most houses built during that time have lots of built-in storage.
We’ve had to revamp some of the built-in storage in this house to modernize and open up the floor plan (like this hutch), but in this room, we are keeping the original built-ins, at least for now. We’ll need to adjust the doors and probably replace the hardware.
While we were doing the drywall, we decided to add a little built-in storage nook where we can add some shelves for books and decor, too. Because why not? (See that in the video, too.)
This room is ready for carpet now! Which is really exciting to reach that point in a long basement remodel project.
- Why we’re leaving (most of) the ceiling open to the floor joists
- How we fixed our uneven stair risers and treads
- The almost-finished room: basement storage/utility room
Want to see a more finished spaces? Check out all our Birch House projects here.
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.