As some of my IRL friends know, we experienced some flooding in our basement this last year. It was an unseasonably wet spring, summer, and fall in our area. Local rivers escaped their banks, whole houses were under water, and in neighboring states some lost their lives.

We got off easy, and I thank the Lord for that. But we still had some work to do. Our problem was compounded by a couple of factors that caused the water to sit unacknowledged for some time.

We had mold in the carpets and the drywall. All the carpets came out and the affected drywall was eventually replaced. I’m so thankful to not have the scary mold monster in my house anymore.

We’re at the point now where it’s time to paint and lay new flooring. The space is practically a blank page to design however I would like.

This thought really excites me! But there’s just one problem. I am not sure how I want our basement to look. I don’t know what sort of aestetic to go with. I can’t even decide on a paint color.

Well I guess I better get to figuring this out. We have been without our basement for a long time! Not just because of the flooding, but because we had people staying with us before then.

I’m ready to spread out some!

I’m ready to have living space on the same floor as our laundry.

I’m ready to get the kids’ toys back downstairs!

Join me on this journey as we put our basement back together, and reclaim our house!