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Transforming Our Basement into an Elegant and Wellness-Focused Space

A Journey from Catch-All Chaos to Basement Bliss

Hello from the land of "Catch-All Chaos," where any hidden space becomes a vortex of forgotten items—I, proudly known as the "shit shover," wield my magic wand of accumulation.

If you've ever been to our home you would know that I like to keep our spaces tidy. But if you really know me, you know that if a space is not in the spotlight, you can bet it's hosting a collection of, well, everything. But today, my friends, we embark on an epic transformation. Today we raise our decluttering wands and shout, "Out with the old, in with the Zen".

Come along as we wave farewell to disorder and introduce our vision that encompasses a spacious family room, a luxe built-in bar, and the pièce de résistance—a 20'x12' gym destined to be a fitness sanctuary like no other.

And now, to unveil our grand vision—one that will make Marie Kondo shed a tear of joy.


The Overall Layout

The Family Room: Where Comfort Meets Style

As we step into the family room, prepare to be enveloped in comfort and style. Plush seating arrangements, soft textures, and warm hues create an inviting atmosphere for gatherings and relaxation. This space is designed to be a space for cozy movie nights, gaming sessions, and quality family time.


The Luxe Built-In Bar: A Toast to Sophistication

Adjacent to the family room, our stunning built-in bar steals the spotlight. A combination of rich custom cabinetry, bold countertops, and carefully curated lighting creates an ambiance of sophistication. This space is destined to be the focal point for entertaining guests and raising a toast to life's celebrations.


The Gym: Elevating Fitness to a New Level

Now, let's step into the most exciting part of our basement—the 20'x12' gym. As you enter through show-stopping glass doors the space unfolds into a fitness sanctuary. It's a place where rubberized flooring becomes your workout confidante, providing comfort and support. And behold, the wall of mirrors—not just for admiring your stellar workout attire (though it's encouraged) but to enhance the spacious feel and ensure your form is perfect.

Who knows, maybe this gym will become our excuse to hit the weights, proving that deadlines aren't the only things that can make us break a sweat. Here's to lifting weights and achieving a slightly healthier work-life balance—one dumbbell at a time! 💼💪😄


Infrared Sauna: Elevating Wellness

Within the gym, find a dedicated wellness corner featuring an infrared sauna. This addition not only enhances post-workout relaxation but also brings spa-like indulgence to the overall design.

As you experience this spa-like retreat, let the infrared magic work wonders—aiding detoxification, promoting restful sleep, and providing a brief escape from daily chaos.


A Glimpse into Holistic Living

Our basement transformation is more than just a renovation; it's a dedicated pursuit of crafting a space that emanates elegance, comfort, and holistic well-being.

Stay tuned as we document the progress, share DIY adventures, and the eventual revelation of a space designed for complete well-being.


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Hi! I'm Samantha.

Boots and Grace is a home design, DIY & family lifestyle blog where my love for family, creativity and food all come together.

Your home should be a reflection of your unique and personal style. I am here to inspire you to create a home that is intentional and that feels like YOU!


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