Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Our Big Decision

Stairs to the basement in scarier times.

We took some time recently to evaluate our budget (aka - the gaping black hole) and have made the decision to prioritize what needs to be finished in the house. It looks a little something like this:

• We're not finishing the basement (at least not right away). This was a bit of a sock to the gut because basement reno's can be quite disturbing to the rest of a finished house -- exhibit A:

(From our old house.)

We're going to take a few lessons we learned from that and order things like flooring and doors so that when we do have room in the budget and time to complete it, things won't look inconsistent with the rest of the house.

Hopefully this gives us a bit more wiggle room in the budget to get more important rooms completed in the other two levels of the house. *fingers crossed*


Jennifer @ Fog City Sparkle said...

whenever i see your "before" photos i am SO impressed by your fortitude in making that house a home! you and your hubby are made of strong stuff!

Post a Comment