Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine. Kids Basement Bedrooms don’t have to be ugly and drab. Take a look at how this flooring from Floor & Decor transformed this space into something truly amazing!
I’m from the south. I was raised southern and all that comes with that will be forever part of me. Though I have absolutely no desire to ever live in the south again, I think I took away some pretty amazing traits. I always say sir and ma’am… it doesn’t mean your old, just that I respect you. I always hold the door for people behind me and give up my seats to older people. It’s just how I do things. I’ve always lived above ground level though. Basements were this weird creepy thing to me when I was a kid… I always just imagined the furnace coming to life like in Home Alone. But eventually one day my grown up self moved to Wisconsin and was introduce to basements. Now, I can’t imagine a house without one.
When we bought our house here in Utah we had a completely unfinished basement. It was a blank slate and we knew it would one day be our two older kids rooms. If you aren’t familiar with basements, don’t worry… ours has windows and proper fire escapes so it doesn’t feel like a basement at all! As the plans started take shape and we were making decisions, one of our biggest questions was what type of flooring we were going to put in our basement? We knew we didn’t want carpet. While there’s not a whole lot of flooding in Utah, there is still the chance of a busted pipe and carpet in a basement just didn’t jump out at us. Obviously that rules out wood and laminate too.
Basement flooring is seriously a tough decision, but we ended up going with Floor & Decor’s NuCore Plank in Coffee Oak. Floor & Decor has a HUGE selection of flooring both online and in store. My favorite thing about buying our flooring there though was not having to wait for the shipment to come in. We walked in, told them what we wanted, and about 10 minutes later it was in the back of our truck! Boom!
I encourage you to read all the amazing benefits of this flooring [here]. For how much this flooring looks like what you’d expect from laminate floors… I’m absolutely amazed!
The whole process has been fun to watch come together. My husband, some friends and family helped us frame everything out. We did however hire out the sheetrock and texturing. After watching them do it in a matter of 3 short visits, we decided it was well worth the money. They go so fast!! Plus we were trying to match the texture to the upstairs and they were spot on. We probably would’ve had it looking like a cake a toddler tried to ice, lol!
We did do the flooring ourselves though. And when I say we I mean my husband and our friends. I was off painting everything! But I did get to watch them install it and they just breezed right through it. This flooring is extremely easy to work with. We didn’t need any special tools, just a good razor blade, straight edge and a rubber mallet. It took them about 2 days to do two huge bedrooms and a small hallway. Not bad at all considering we saved thousands by doing it ourselves, not to mention the rock bottom prices we got by ordering our flooring directly from Floor & Decor.
Once the flooring was installed I couldn’t get over how it transformed this construction zone into the makings of two beautiful bedrooms! After the baseboards were installed it was a real space! Something we made happen from scratch. It was such a fulfilling moment to put all the finishing touches on my kids new bedrooms. My oldest was sharing a bedroom with my youngest and he is a kid who needs his own space, ss he was ecstatic to have his very own “big kid” space! I can’t believe how much older it made my kids seem to have these decorated rooms! It gave me a glimpse (which I quickly shoved out of my head) to their teenage years. They grow up way too fast!
As you can see from the pictures above our flooring got pretty dusty and dirty from us working in there from all the sheetrock dust that was throughout our basement. I have to brag a little because one swipe with my Norwex Mop system and it looked like it came straight out of the store! NuCore is Floor & Decor’s 100% Waterproof Floor, so it cleaned up so quickly and easily!
I still have work to do on their bedrooms. We just moved them down this week and I really have to see and feel the space before I can get it just right… but we are close! I’ll be sharing full reveals hopefully sometime this year, or maybe beginning of next year just depending on the holidays!
If you have a big flooring project up and are looking for some affordable options, be sure and check out your local Floor & Decor and take advantage of their free design services! They are extremely helpful and I’m so grateful to all the money they helped us save so we could put that money towards make these bedrooms something truly special for our kids!
Kids Basement Bedrooms
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. The opinions and text are all mine.