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From ‘Creepy Lakers Room’ to ‘Elegant Man-Cave’ for $500

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Thbeforeafterbasement2is project was all Jon’s.


As you can see from our before video and these before-and-after photos, this finished basement room was quite strange when we moved in. It was covered in LA Lakers posters and painted to match. The lighting was a mixture of outdoor and fluorescent, and the area over the door had a strange rectangular gap with a shelf.

Jon transformed this room into an area for his drums and equipment by doing the following:

-Remove disgusting old carpet

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-Build a wood platform for the drums and carpet the drum area

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-Paint the walls, ceiling, and remaining floor an even grey

-Change out the light fixtures for gallery lights

-Seal off area above the door

All for around $500! The shelves he installed in the room were an additional $200.

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Morgan Meredith writes about mental health, travel, and tech, based on her own experiences. Morgan left her job at a tech startup in 2017 to travel the world, and hasn’t stopped! She’s passionate about making travel as accessible for people with mental health challenges as it is for those who are nerotypical. She is also an outspoken advocate for destigmatizing mental health. Morgan received an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BFA and BA at Bradley University. Hire Morgan for your project or speaking engagement at

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