One other small but amazing transformation in our basement. This is the before and after of the landing at the base of the steps. The tan carpet (like that on the steps) was removed and some extra laminate flooring from Elisabeth's room was put there. Wow--what a difference. The transition strip was put between that and the tile floor in the hallway downstairs. Little by little, we are making it happen!
This week (starting this afternoon), we are painting more trim for the fireplace, staining more wood for it, spray painting the fireplace screen and vent covers (black and white respectively). The men we hired hope to hang the closet doors in the room and hall as well as put in the baseboard trim in the room. We. are. nearly. finished.