Before: Dark gloomy basement: View to the west.
Low loop pine green carpet.
After: Not gloomy now basement: View to the west.
A tad bland, but pictures on the walls and furniture will jazz it up later.
The new carpet: beige with fireplace rust flecks and sage green flecks.
(and it is super soft....)
Basement before: view to east.
Basement after: View to east.
I've been researching a lot about 50's ranch houses. The basement was usually used as a recreation room.
With very specific elements.
As the carpet guys started tearing up the old rug, I watched and waited, hoping....
And my hope was not in vain.
A true 50's style entertainment center: an INLAID shuffle board court was under that dismal old carpet.
Ahhh...one of the joys of discovery that comes with remodeling an older home.
Can't you just picture it now?
A roaring fire, bottle of soda pop and chex mix...
The kids all dressed like Richie and the gang from "Happy Days"?
It just broke my heart to have to cover it all up again.
But since floor tiles are made of that oh so popular '50's style asbestos...
(which is fine is you don't scuff or buff or break it in anyway...with scuttling shuffle board pucks for instance)
it had to be safely covered again with wall to wall carpeting.
At least I know it is there.
The packers will be here in the apartment in an hour, gotta run.
It is moving day again...the third time in five months.
One more 'moving day" to go, when our Houston household furnishing gets moved into the house in March.
After that, I just want to find a good (safe surface) shuffleboard court and play away the day.
Monday , Tuesday, Happy Days....we're gonna rock around the clock tonight!