Three years ago, my wife and I decided to renovate our basement because it looked like heck. Our home is an older house built in the fifties and nothing had ever been upgraded. The basement was more like a dungeon with asbestos tile all around. The bathroom was merely an enclosed area made of glazed block and a pipe coming out of the wall for water. There was so much mold and mildew, it was disgusting. We decided that it was as much of a health risk as it was ugly, so we jumped in right away and renovated. My Dad helped me to bust out and remove old concrete and block and my loving wife and daughter helped me to lay tile and paint. Here is the laundry room now.
....and the new bathroom.. The bathroom actually looks much better than the pics show. The lighting prevented any good shots. I still have to install a toilet paper holder in order to finish the job but just haven't gotten around to it just yet...hehehe
I added this shower so that when we decide to take shower after our workout, we don't have to go upstairs, we can just jump right in down here. Pardon for the unclear glass, my wife just got out from shower after her work out when these photos were taken.
We are not done with the renovation yet as we still have to put ceiling in the laundry area. Doing renovation inside your home is fun, I definitely love doing projects like these. My wife and I are DIYers and we always let the kids help. They seem to love it as much as we do.