One Room Challenge Week 1 – Basement Remodel

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Welcome back friends! Well, we’re officially in season 12 of the One Room Challenge and back at this basement remodel!


It’s been about 6 months so I thought I would recap the project these two homeowners are up to. First things first, meet Tiffany, Andrew and their adorable pup Ranger and sweet Mocha cat. These two homeowners desperately needed a work space at home and their basement allowed for the perfect setting. Last year’s One Room Challenge we shared some before pics of the space as well as some of the progress shots. Without making you have to scroll or search back I’ve included them here.


Buh bye ugly old wall paneling!
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Now, this was an entire basement remodel but for the One Room Challenge we are going to focus on their office. So, what stopped us from the reveal last season? Well…besides all of demo, new electrical, plumbing (for their bathroom addition) and drywall there were these things called inspections and let’s just say that they’re not very quick. And so, our project was delayed waiting on inspectors and there just wasn’t any way we were going to make it in 6 weeks. (Oh and city inspectors don’t care when you tell them you need to be finished in 6 weeks for the One Room Challenge!) So in all ORC fairness once we passed inspections, the project  was put on pause (except for their bathroom, laundry room, guest bedroom, living room and entertaining area complete with a built-in bar). This fall we’ll share our process and progress of the new work space!

Here’s a few more before shots with progress, these were taken before we paused the office phase.


So needless to say, completing a project in this magnitude was a bit ambitious. Ok. A LOT ambitious. To give you an idea, here are the renderings for the entire space!

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See, and we’re just doing the office here. Talk about a project! This was a complete overhaul! Working with Tiffany and Andrew, it was important to be on the same page, and creating a basic idea board helped keep the overall aesthetic in our minds.

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While this isn’t their final product board it does help to visualize the materials together during a construction phase. Also, Tiffany is one resourceful client who has such a great eye of her own!

Well, there you have it! We are just getting started on the office and we can’t wait to show you and share all the details!

Check back next week for more progress!


Yours Truly,



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