Before & After: Unfinished Basement Into "Organized Chaos" Play Space

Julie's basement needed some work to become a cozier spot for her kids to play and she also wanted it to be a relaxing, attractive spot for the whole family. The new room has big changes: new floor, new ceiling and painted walls as well as furniture and storage.

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Julie shares:

When we moved into our new home, the basement was unfinished. I had dreams of making it into a world-class chaos wrangler, I mean playroom. Since it would also feature our family room, where adults would gather, I wanted it to have a playful feel, but not be too childlike. I think we hit it out of the park with our toy organization, seating areas, sophisticated-yet-fun color palate and ceiling and flooring details. Now, not only the kids like to play in there, but also the adults.

I see plenty of family games nights here in store for this family!

Thanks Julie! Readers, see more of this space on Julie's blog, I Like Beer & Babies.

(Images: I Like Beer & Babies)

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.