Our big project for 2009 is to add more living space to our little house… we are finishing a portion of our basement. Over the weekend, Nick and I cleared out our stuff from the main room of the basement (well, most of it… okay, we just shoved in the far corner). We also picked out paint colors and flooring. I was really getting frustrated with the flooring because I couldn’t find what I wanted within our budget. Luckily, at the 4th store, I found exactly what I wanted in a hidden corner marked down. It pays to shop around sometimes! Anyway, here are the “before” pictures and “day 1” pictures.