Unfinished Basements are Awesome

When we lived in Georgia, we always said our house would have been just right if we had a basement to retreat to, make messes in, and generally just have fun.

When we started looking for homes in Colorado, so many unfinished basements seemed full of bad design ideas.

When we got our house, the unfinished basement only had one electrical outlet and 2 very dim lights. After a minor investment of better wiring and lights, we are amazed how much we enjoy our unfinished basement.

We now run New Evangelizers/Rosary Army out of the basement, we podcast from the basement, the kids have a play area (Ben and Tom LOVE spending the night there), and I even have a dedicated corner for painting and my punching bag.

Every once in a while I imagine what it would be like to finish off the basement, but then I quickly remember if we finished it off, we couldn’t do stuff like this:

Roller chairs + unfinished basement = fun

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Or this:

Friday night praying for her life.

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Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.